Eating Out: Taxi Dining Room Review

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Food, Places, Reviews
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I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation from a colleague to attend the Australian Open Women’s tennis final at Melbourne Park a few weeks ago. We stopped in at Taxi Dining Room at Fed Square for a five-course tennis degustation menu, especially designed to get diners in and out of the restaurant in time for the main match.

Taxi Dining Room describes its cuisine as ‘Japanese fusion’ – it’s not cheap but the quality of the ingredients is excellent and the service outstanding. The five-course degustation was $110 per person. It sounds overwhelming but the portion sizes are smaller, which means that you get a taste of everything without feeling too full. Here are some pics of what we ate – take note of the gorgeous crockery!

Yellowfin tuna sashimi with spring onion and caviar

Beef gyoza with picked cucumber garnish (note: there is no photo of this – I ate it before my friend could whip the camera out!)

 

Fillet of Atlantic salmon with sorrel & King prawn salad, shellfish dressing

Crispy Szechwan duck with lime pickle, Vietnamese salad & sesame tamarind sauce

Peach souffle with white chocolate centre and peach sorbet

 This was the second time I have been to Taxi and once again, it was simply magnificent. One thing about Taxi is that all the dishes are fairly simple concepts, but they are lifted by a sensational sauce or a deliciously refreshing salad. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a special occasion, especially the set menu as it allows you to try a variety of dishes selected by the chef to ensure that they complement each other perfectly. Make sure to get a table with a view of the Yarra River!

For further information and bookings, check out www.transporthotel.com.au

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