Windy Point Restaurant – Festival of Food 2013

If I was planning on proposing to a woman, one of the locations where it would possibly happen, would be at the Windy Point Restaurant. I would book a table for two, seated by the window, overlooking the city at night. Towards the end of the dinner, I would order two glasses of champagne. While distracting her, I would slip the engagement ring into her glass. Once she discovers the ring, I would get down on one knee, look into her eyes and tell her how much I love her, and then propose.

The Windy Point Restaurant is in a unique location. It has million dollar views overlooking the city and is what sets it apart from other fine dining establishments. Combined with the high quality dishes and exceptional service, this place is really reserved for special occasions. With the dim lighting, candle lit tables, white table cloths and the soothing music playing in the background, the atmosphere is simply romantic and intimate.

For entree, we had the entree tasting plate, which consisted of the following:

MUSHROOM, CELERIAC AND DILL SOUP – This soup was delicious. The ingredients really worked in harmony together and were so perfectly balanced.

Mushroom, Celeriac and Dill Soup
Mushroom, Celeriac and Dill Soup

BRAISED HAM HOCK – I didn’t realise what this was until I looked at the menu. The ham was nice and firm, and it worked well with the aioli. Out of the three entrees, this was my least favourite.

Braised Ham Hock
Braised Ham Hock

CRUMBED SMOKED BARRAMUNDI – The fish was soft and delicate, and beautifully crumbed. You could call it a glorified fish finger, but it was the best one that I’ve ever tasted!

Crumbed Smoked Barramundi
Crumbed Smoked Barramundi

For the main course, I had the SOUS VIDE WAGYU RUMP. The beef was perfectly cooked and a generous proportion was provided. The meat didn’t have as much as marbling as I’ve experienced from other wagyu steaks, but it was delicious none the less. There was a hint of leek and garlic in the mashed pea, but not so much mint.

Sous Vide Wagyu Rump
Sous Vide Wagyu Rump

For dessert, I had the following:

VANILLA MERINGUE – Light and airy. A perfect bite size portion.

BELGIAN CHOCOLATE TREAT – Very similar to the chocolates I had in Belgium.

HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE PALET – This was like a chocolate fudge covered in chocolate. This was really rich and definitely piled on the calories.

Hazelnut Chocolate Palet
Hazelnut Chocolate Palet

WHITE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE – The cheesecake was a bit salty with a hint of sourness. The presentation was beautiful, but I must say, I’ve had better tasting cheesecakes. It was still good though.

White Chocolate Cheesecake
White Chocolate Cheesecake

The Windy Point Restaurant just does everything right. The pricing is on par with other fine dining places, but the portions are actually satisfying. The service is everything you would expect from such an establishment. The staff were friendly and seemed happy to be working there. The quality of the food was excellent and the atmosphere was relaxed. Combined with the fantastic views, this place is simply fine dining at its best.

WHERE: Windy Point Lookout, Belair Rd, Belair

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