I've always rather liked Bistro 80 every time I've dined here so I was looking forward to tonight's meal. They seem to change their menu quite often.
|Bistro 80 Iced Tea|
|Boston Bay Mussels|
The pot of mussels were really good and my dining companion and I both really enjoyed this dish. The mussels were not overcooked where a lot of places do tend to overcook it so I'm glad for that. The creamy sauce wasn't overpowering and just right.
|Seared Scallops $18|
I was really looking forward to the seared scallops because generally, I love seared scallops. I didn't enjoy this dish at all. The crumbed outer layer tasted something like coconut breadcrumbs which I did not like at all. I also didn't like the various spices and herbs that was added on this dish. In fact, I felt like they masked the flavour of the scallops. A total disappointment for me.
|Rolled Belly of Pork w Apple Sauce $34|
This pork was absolutely divine. The meat melted away in your mouth and pulled apart as soon as you tugged on it. It was so fantastic and one of the best pork dishes I have had in a long time. My dining companion and I both also enjoyed the crackling.
|Surf & Turf $39|
The prawns were quite bursty and flavoursome - covered in herbs. The steak was really good - tender and quite delicious. We really enjoyed this dish. It also came with some broccoli, duck fat chips and red wine jus.
|Roasted Parsnips $8|
|Chocolate Creme Brulee $10|
The bill came to about $150 for 2, but we did over-order. The 3 mains (mussels, pork, steak) were absolutely delicious but I didn't care much for the other bits and pieces. Still a rather enjoyable meal however. Would definitely recommend this place.