Thanks to the trusty stooges, Mr D and I got to have a lovely date day at Eureka 89 which is located in the Eureka tower. We both dressed up and made our way there. There was a red carpet and everything (unfortunately I took the photo when we left so they packed it away). So inside we skipped in.
We were greeted at the entrance and were handed guest passes which we were to hand in when we reached level 89.
Into the elevator we went, and straight up to level 88 (Eureka Skydeck). We then had to get out and get into another elevator to go up to level 89. We were greeted warmly, jackets taken and we got the seat right on top of the glass box so we could see all the victims, I mean tourists who are enjoying the attraction. The interior was so beautiful and most of the tables looked out at the window. So romantic!
When we settled down, we were ready to have our 5 course lunch with matching wines (but mocktails for dear Mr D). Before the courses came out, we were presented with a little trailer of linseed crackers with some awesome sauce thing (I forgot what it was) and it was delish. Small but very lovely and light.
Now, the real meals came out. First up was the octopus with whipped tobiko, fennel and tarragon oil. Mr D really enjoyed this but I found it a tad fishy and wasn’t a great fan.
The next course came out and it was potato, leek, black garlic, truffle and milk skin. This was absolutely AMAZEBALL! The flavours were so awesome sauce that I could have eaten both mine AND Mr D’s. I really REALLY enjoyed this, like A LOT!
Most of Mr D’s matching mocktails were quite sweet except for this orange-y, citrus-y amazing one. We both LOVED it but he would’t share since I had my wines (party pooper).
Halfway through lunch, we were presented with bread and butter. We were slightly confused since this always come out at the beginning. The bread was warm and toasty and with the butter, YUMMO!!
Bread & Butter
Spatchcock was placed in front of us and I was super excited. It had mushroom, lentil, foie gras and muscatel jus. I found the dish to be quite salty but when eaten with the bread, it was very well balanced. Guess that’s why they brought the bread out when the meaty dishes entered.
Mr D loves his red meat and luckily for him, the New Zealand venison with charred onions, beetroot and red quinoa. This was so pretty-looking, a very photogenic dish I might add. I wasn’t a huge fan of the venison, perhaps I’m not a venison kinda gal but Mr D enjoyed it. I did like the crispy onion-y thingy on top and the red quinoa, LOVED that too!
New Zealand Venison
Finally, dessert came out, the coconut, white chocolate and lime. Mr D isn’t a fan of coconut so he didn’t really enjoy this dish. Myself on the other hand, love a good dessert dish. This was was average.The white chocolate was melted and you could pour it onto the other pieces. The little biscuit reminded me of an ANZAC biscuit and I loved that, quite crunchy and tasty. The coconut wobbly cake on the right was super sweet. The middle piece, I wasn’t a huge fan of it.
The food were beautifully presented, the staff were exceptional with amazing view to match.I felt like an absolute princess. My favourite dish was the potato one and everything else was either lovely or just average. However, the matching wines were AMAZEBALL! If you do have lunch / dinner here, make sure you get the matching wines because they were absolutely outstanding.