The Loft oyster and wine bar has launched their very first dinner menu, and I was lucky enough to be one of the first to try the new menu. Each dish was served with the matching cocktail and Mosquito Hill wine.
The dinner started of with a mixed plate, including a whole prawn, a baby squid and pork belly. This was my favourite dish of the night, it was so tasty! This dish was served with an East 8 Hold Up Cocktail, Sherry Cobler and Mosquito Hill Pino Blanc. I really enjoyed the East 8 Hold Up Cocktail, I’m not a big drinker at all, but I found this cocktail very refreshing and not too strong.
Next we were served poached chicken with ginger broth and wild rice, along with the 20th Century Cocktail and Mosquito Hill Sauvignon Blanc. The chicken was so tender and flavoursome, it just melt in my mouth. The 20th Century Cocktail was also to my taste, it was nice and sweet.
We were then served duck breast with beetroot, brussel sprouts and calve nero. This dish was accompanied by the White Rabbit Cocktail and Mosquito Hill Pinot Noir. I’m not a big fan of eating duck but I did try it, it was really tender, and tasty, the serving size was quite filling and the vegetables went along with it really well.
The next dish was beef sirloin with mushrooms and chorizo. I don’t eat beef, so I offered my piece to another guest, who enjoyed it very much. I did eat the mushrooms and chorizo, which were really delicious. This dish was served with a Garfield and Thomas Cabernet Merlot. I’m not really sure how to comment on the wines because I’m not a wine drinker at all, allthough I did take a sip of each wine offered. From what I was hearing from other guests, each wine went really well with each dish
Finally we were served dessert; Filipino banana and cinnamon sugar pastry with chocolate sauce. The flavours in the dish were delicious, although the banana had the texture of plantain (green banana), which feels quite dry when eating it, so I would have preferred if the banana was moist. Along with dessert we were entertained with a DIY cocktail palette. We were given a glass of vodka and tonic water with a board of different flavoured purees, which we could mix and play around with to suit our own taste. The idea was so cool!
I had an amazing evening, The Loft truly knows how to entertain their guests. I seriously suggest checking out The Loft on your next dinner out, you won’t be dissapointed!
Thankyou to The Loft and Be young PR for a lovely evening.