When I was a child it seemed we were forever waiting to get to Year 7, when we were in Year 8 we wanted to graduate, when we graduated we wanted to start university and when we graduated we just wanted to start our careers. In those days the seasons and holidays took seemed to last for ages but now I look up from my desk and it's March already. However March is a great month, its my little brother's birthday, its boasts brilliant weather and the Brisbane Comedy Festival is on. Angie and I headed out to see Sam Simmons Precise History of Things so settled on dinner at Watt Modern Dining.
Perched on the banks of the Brisbane River, Watt is a glorious location to watch the evening fall. If you have a show to catch and book at 6pm, you can take up Watt's Dusk Dining offer of two courses (entree and main or main and dessert) for $45. Angie and I decided we would select entree and main and selected the 'Cured Ocean Trout, Creme Fraiche, Cucumber and Mint' (pictured above). This dish was my favourite as it was so well balanced, soothing and beautifully presented.
I was feeling rather hungry so decided a robust manly meal was the solution and ordered the 'Roast Pork Loin, Mustard Spatzle and Apples.' Pork and apple is a classic combination and despite my hunger the portion size was a little overwhelming. The crackling was glorious and for those who haven't had tried spatzle, it is a soft textured European noodle and reminds me of gnocchi but without the potato texture.
The Market Fish was Blue Eye Cod and came served with a Panzanella Salad and Salsa Verde. Angie reported it was a lovely dish and while we were tempted by the dessert menu decided to be good and headed to the show on time and content with the meal.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Address: 119 Lamington Street, New Farm, QLD 4005.
Open: Breakfast: Saturday & Sunday, 8.00 am to 10.30 am. Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday from 12.00 pm. Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday from 6.00 pm.
Phone: (07) 3358 5464
Price: Entree: $16 - $40, Mains: $24 - $34, Desserts: $12 - $14.