Our welcome was efficient and over the course of the meal we got to know our waiter better and he provided a personal and likeable standard of service. We started with an amuse bouche of smoked salmon with a little crumb and it was a delicious morsel.
Steve started with the parsnip veloute, pine mushrooms, hazelnut and poached quail egg. Again beautifully presented, it was a good combination.
Steve decided to go with steak and the Tasting Plate consisting of 100g Cape Grim Eye fillet, pasture fed 100g Sher F1 Wagyu Porterhouse and 350+ days grain fed 100g Hopkins River Eye Fillet 120+ days grain fed. Amazing how steak can be so different. He declared is favourite to be the Wagyu whereas when I sampled them I preferred the cleaner and leaner flavour of the Cape Grim eye fillet. Well, it seems there is a steak for everyone!
Side dishes of beef fat potatoes and brussel sprouts and bacon lardons complete the Sunday spread.
Delicious meats and delicious vegetables. Nothing really could be faulted. We were even warned in advance of the impractical plate Steve's steaks were served on so we couldn't even find fault with that!
We enjoyed a beautiful bottle of Bass Phillip Crown Prince which was so elegant and silky smooth with virtually no rough tannin. Our waiter even brought out the fancy pants decanter which required a lot of twisting and twirling! Good thing the waiter took charge because if Steve and I did it, there probably would only be half a decanter left!
The Point at Albert Park feels like a special occasion kind of place. Ambience is quite conservative and hence quite subdued. Possibly a touch too refined for an easy Sunday lunch every week but every girl wants a frock occasion once in a while.