So this is one of the most famous ones. When I say ones, I mean on the list of prizes I won. Attica, the only association I had prior to this was it kinda sounded like one of the main characters out of that Grade 10 compulsory book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch. I hope that is right, otherwise I didnt event retain that.
This restaurant was one that people went, “ohhhh…” or “woowww” when I said I was going there. Particularly my good mate Nick who has been a chef the past 15 years or so. And since he has cooked me so many fantastic meals in the past it made sense to invite him along to this experience. So here we go.
I will say that the experience overall was one of the best so far. Why? Not because of the amazing waiters, not because of the beautiful surrounds, or the expensive hand towels in the bathroom. But because of the simple wow factor of every dish presented and the origins of the dishes themselves, Australia.
The place was so well set out with simplicity and elegance. There were several servers who were all very knowledgable and I liked the fact they shared the role at each table, so there were many personalities that appeared. They cared about what they were doing and enjoyed it at the same time. We chose the eight course degustation with matching wines. It was perfect (maybe not the next day with the hangover I had!) and as each dish came out, another unique presentation came with it. As I said, I am not the best with describing the way each dish tasted, though they were all different. Each had its own character and the wines sang out that character.
The dish that stood out the most for me though, was the Native Fruits dessert. To discover so many fruits from Australia that I had never tasted and then combine it into a dish made me smile. I felt educated, and also so impressed at the variety we have here.
They called our cab, after three hours of enjoyment, it was an experience and not just a dinner. Thanks Attica!