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Published August 12th 2014
Deliciously decadent delightful fine dining experience
Decadent, indulgent, tastefully elegant are just some ways to describe our recent fine dining experience at Bacchus Resturant. Our two beautiful daughters treated our family to a night of delightful dining experience for my husband's birthday. We were impressed with the striking bar and restaurant decor with a hint of Hollywood glamour creating an exotic atmosphere.
We started with drinks in the casual but elegant bar and the very professional and knowledgeable staff served us with efficiency and casual repartee. My son was very excited by his "cocktail water" which consisted of a slice of cucumber in chilled water. This was served as soon as we were seated and was very refreshing.
The rest of us were impressed with the champagne punch that my eldest daughter ordered. It was beautifully presented in a large glass punch bowl with red roses and slices of oranges. Lovely to look at but also lovely to drink.
Choosing from the menu was challenging as everything sounded delicious. With our mouths watering we made our choices. Whilst waiting for the mains we were given an amuse bouche of spicy tomato soup to stimulate our appetite. My husband ordered steak for his main and was presented with a box of knives from which he had to choose his "weapon" to eat with. It added to the whole dining experience.
When the meals arrived we were very happy and delighted by how they looked. Each one was prepared elegantly and of "masterchef quality". Arriving to our table we had Seared salmon with peas, mussels and chorizo salsa ($36).
We thoroughly enjoyed the food and since we were all enjoying the evening we thought we couldn't go home without trying the dessert menu. We are glad we indulged. The elegantly prepared and presented desserts were very much like eye-candy. We partook in such delightful dishes such as Raspberry Pannacotta with vanilla cheesecake and berries ($18), and Fruit platter like we have never seen before. It had a cute and impressive pineapple Tuiles with lychee sorbet and kaffir lime jelly.
Overall we dined in luxurious style with our wonderful family and were happy with all aspects of the evening. It certainly is great to enjoy the finer things in life every now and then and the Bacchus Restaurant delivered on all aspects.
The Bacchus Restaurant which is located at the Rydges Hotel at South Bank is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also offer several different choices for High Tea. There is also a poolside bar which was unfortunately closed on the night we dined but they said would be open in September as it is under going renovations. The restaurant has a Degustation menu as well. They also appeared to cater for all dietary needs with gluten free and vegetarian.
Bacchus Reataurant is definitely a place to go to for that special occasion for either a romantic evening for two or special family affair. We were very appreciative of our fine dining experience and very thankful to our family for indulging us.