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Published March 19th 2018
A cafe of pure masterpiece delights
It was such a delight to be welcomed back to The Mews at Mosman for a tasting of their autumn menu. From the lovely welcoming of Sophia, our waitress, to the absolute spectacular eye-popping and mouth-watering meals, nothing can be faulted at The Mews!
Daniel, the owner, has done it again with his masterpiece fusion creations and he is taking the food industry to a whole new level of deliciousness and creativity!
The Mews combine art and fine food, and as a result, we were left speechless by the attention to detail on every dish. The creativity is to be truly admired, it was like art on a plate - but in overdrive.
The taste of each dish teased the palate and the taste buds begged for more. It was like a gastronomic affair, you cannot help but overindulge at The Mews and you can see why this little quaint cafe gets busy.
We began our culinary journey with the new Smoothie: Samba ($8) which featured the superfood Brazillian cupuacu, caja fruit, acerola cherry, banana and coconut water. The drink was quite unique indeed, it was refreshing and it was like something I had not tasted before. The flavours combined well with each other.
The Supa Mango smoothie ($8) included mango, lime, passionfruit, banana and coconut water. True to its name, the mango shined through this thick and creamy delicious beverage. Just like the Samba smoothie, all the ingredients were pleasant together and combined well.
Taking a bite of all the ingredients on the plate was like being taken into a food wonderland. It had a delightful crunch from the soy linseed bread, followed with the perfected creaminess of the emulsion and just the right amount of sweetness from the peach to the pistachio dukkah that took the dish to a whole new level. It was without a doubt an extremely creative fusion dish that was such a treat to devour.
Every element on the plate is perfected from presentation to taste.
What an overwhelmingly impressive dish this was. From its contemporary presentation to the perfect flavours and textures that married wonderfully together. The crab mixture was refreshing and filled with plenty of texture that teased the senses. The dill really unified the flavours quite well and the black aioli was such a brilliant addition to the dish.
They say a picture speaks a thousand words, if this dish was a picture, it will be right on the mark. The taste was absolutely indulgent. The smooth creamy ricotta with the sweetness of fairy floss and maple, tart from the berries, followed with the heavenly taste of caramelised fig, took the humble hotcake to a level that cannot be beaten!