Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Sharing is caring...The Sharing House

We went for a drive today and not knowing where Mr Hippo was planning on taking me, my best guess was the new stretch of restaurants on South Wharf. And that's where we went.eventually.after a brief pit stop at the aquarium!

Awwww, are they not the most adorable things ever!! Perfect timing for us because we arrived just as the penguins were being fed sardines so they were all very active. Below is what happens when feeding ends :)
Moving on, as the concept at The Sharing House is to share the dishes, the portions are quite small so the waitress recommended we order 3 dishes each.

Bondi Chai - $6 and Mr Hippo had the Iced Coffee with a scoop of housemade ice-cream - $6
Rabbit and cauliflower popcorn - confit rabbit and cauliflower in a parmesan breadcrumb served with roasted garlic aioli -$12
This stuff is seriously addictive. I love how it arrives in a paper bag. I loved the cauliflower and aioli but wasn't a huge fan of the pieces of rabbit. Mr Hippo on the other hand loved the rabbit!
Raw Meat - classic steak tartare served with chips -$15
You can't go wrong with steak tartare!

Surf and Turf - Roasted potato gnocchi with spanner crab and crispy veal sweetbreads and a brown butter jus - $15
Liked all the flavours but I wasn't a huge fan of the texture of the gnocchi. It was quite mushy.
5 inch pizza (comes in 6 flavours)- We chose the Porcini and roasted king brown mushrooms, farmhouse goats cheese and fresh lemon thyme - $13
Loved all the flavours with the goats cheese and the crust was perfect.
Duck A L'orange - Duck bread prosciutto wrapped around confit duck leg and crispy sprout salad - $24
This was my first time having duck a 'lorange. The duck was cooked perfectly and we both fought (civilly of course) over the remaining bits of sprout!
The ice-cream man - Ice creams served in mini cornettos (mint choc chip, pistachio, coco nib, vanilla bean, pedro ximenez, wild strawberry and limoncello) - $14
This dessert was more for the novelty factor. Like how they presented it.
According to the newspapers the bar consists of $12,000 worth of Lego! (We saw a waitress attaching more lego pieces as we were leaving)
Guess what the bill arrives in...

The Sharing House, 35 Dukes Walk, South Wharf VIC

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