It’s the last Friday of the month, and that means it is BeefSteak & Burgundy lunchtime. A gathering of fine fellows who all have a liking of fine dining and drinking. We laugh. We chat. No work talk. No mobile phones. It is an institution that truly is wonderful. Today we dined for lunch at The American Club.
Here is the menu for this fine feast today. Not sure about the first two options for yours truly though. Bugger!
First up is the Hokkaido scallop ceviche. A little too fishy for me was the scallop, but the mango with chili, the avocado, the little crispy mushrooms, and the vinaigrette were stellar! Love the colours of this dish.
Next was the jumbo lump crab cake. I didn’t even try this so have no comment. But my mate Spencer wolfed down a second helping. Again, really nicely presented.
This was my favourite of all the dishes. This mushroom gnocchi was deep, with earthy flavours. The truffle emulsion was silky smooth, and gave that whack of additional vibrance to the dish. Great work The American Club.
The Tomahawk steak was a little overcooked for my liking. It was also a little chewy and could have done with seasoning properly.
Who wants some 100 year old Barossa Tawny? [email protected] yes! Move over dessert, I have just fallen in love. What a fantastic drop this was. Check out the legs on the glass. Nice work Mike, what a choice.
So there you go folks, my first experience of The American Club fare. It was OK. It was not a meal that I would say would drag me back to eat there again as a must. It was just OK. The standout was, strangely enough, the vegetarian option. The mushroom gnocchi really was very good. The steak needed some work though, especially as it is the focus of of food journey, hence the name of the club. Thanks to my comrades in arms for a superb lunch though. The banter and laughter for the whole lunch is good for the soul – ENJOY!!!