Wednesday, December 23, 2009


What a lovely surprise to see so many family members. Just when I thought it will be a small birthday dinner with my parents, sister and her family, it turns out more than a dozen family members turn up to celebrate my birthday, thanks to my lovely hubby R for organizing it at Saveur.

Saveur is a dining restaurant in a little cottage with different european like paintings hanging on the wall. On a week night, there was only our group and another table seated. I almost feel like as if we were having a private function hiring the entire restaurant all to ourselves.

While one of the dinning area automatically turn into a parents room with babies within the group. It could be really difficult for parents with young infants to dine out. However the restaurant accommodated them very well.

Sydney rock oysters with mignonette granita

Salad of pickled beetroot with fennel, apple, goats curd & hazelnut

Macleay valley white rabbit terrine with cornichon, caperberries & quail eggs

Ocean trout "gravlax" with ruby grapefruit, radish, olive oil & celery salt

Grain fed beef fillet with grilled blue cheese polenta, wild mushroom ragout & tarragon jus

Duck - Roasted breast & confit of its own leg with pomme anna, watercress & walnut salad with calvados gastric

Pork- braised belly and roasted fillet with spring onion spatzle cake, confit of garlic, crackling & sage sauce

Visually all food presented very well, while dishes I had certainly satisfy my taste-bud. Overall, had a wonderful birthday dinner surrounded by love ones and good food. It's great to know there is such a lovely dining place in the north shore area. I hope in the near future, more fine dining restaurants will be establish in the area, away from all the hustle and bustle of city life.

(forgotten to take a photo of my yummy birthday cake >.<)

11 Hill Street
Roseville NSW2069
Phone (02)9412 3999

1 comment:

  1. What a nice find! I agree, it's great to find good dining places in the North Shore :)