Thursday, February 4, 2010

Essence Restaurant, Marriott Hotel

Location: Cnr of Lonsdale & Exhibition Street, Melbourne
Cuisine: modern Australian


Seared Tasmanian salmon with eggplant moussaka and a fennel orange salad

The salmon was overdone. It was a bit too dry for my liking. The moussaka was very average.


Hot chocolate fondant with coconut ice cream

The hot chocolate fondant was quite nice, oozing chocolate in the middle. The coconut ice cream was a joke. It tasted like supermarket vanilla ice cream with dessicated coconut stirred through it. The random cookie on the plate was out of place, had a small bite and it tasted stale.

Overall Impression: 3/10

Dissapointing. Wait staff tried extremely hard though. Each table is assigned to one waiter which is nice but there is such a thing as trying too hard. Our waiter kept asking us if everything was ok etc. Very average food.

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