The Point Revolving Restaurant is old school silver service at its best. Crisp white linen, silver cutlery, a sophisticated ambience and still some of the best and classic menu items on offer in Tasmania. Add to that a 360° ever changing view, you can be sure to feel like a VIP when dining there.
In addition to their A la carte menu, the Point Revolving Restaurants holds a selection of event series throughout the year. July is French month and the Two Girls were invited along to taste some of their menu items on offer during the full month of July.
The Other Girl couldn’t make it, so This Girl took Devotee along.
‘A Match Made In Heaven’ series sees French techniques brought together with Tasmanian produce and it certainly is a thing of beauty.
Welcomed by the very charismatic Maître d’Hôtel David Bloom and a glass of Moet our evening was spent in the chic lounge area. Chef de Cuisine Kent Sullivan talked us through the menu as it was being served to us. We felt like we were in a masterclass and Devotee, who isn’t regularly into this type of scene, was suitable impressed. While he’s been a fan of truffles for some time, our tastings even had him enjoying French lentils and Brussels sprout.
Our tastings consisted of:
- Chicken veloute; poached chicken, black truffle, brioche
- Potatoes and truffle; caramelised potato, Tasmanian black truffles, mushroom, seeds & nuts, parmesan oil, sherry cream
- Confit duck leg; thyme, French lentils, duck fat potato, mandarin sauce, carrot, Brazil nut
- Venison carvery; slow roasted Tasmanian venison, barley crumble, pickled pumpkin, pumpkin puree, charred Brussels sprout, cocoa jus
For dessert we were presented with a choice of French inspired desserts from their very talented French Pastry Chef; Herve Berthelot; who spoke about the French techniques involved in the making of the elegant selection before us:
- Paris-Brest with Hazelnut salted caramel
- Blood orange tart with dried orange
- Financier blackcurrant cremeux
- Coconut bavarois dome rum truffle, galette de l’ouest
Be sure to book soon if you want to experience A Match Made In Heaven. Some of their dates are already fully booked, including their French National Day Truffle dinner on Bastille Day – 14 July.
For those lucky enough to have a booking, they will be presented with a six course degustation menu matched with regional French wines, you can see what you’re missing out on here.
Their French High Tea is held every Friday in July from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, you can peruse the menu here. This Girl is very happy to be celebrating her July birthday over High Tea this year.
Another not to be missed opportunity is their French Table d’Hote available evenings; a set three course menu for $95 per person. You have a choice of a selection of different menu items for each course with the option to order some classic French sides for between $10 and $15 each.
They are also offering diners their Tableside Venison Carvery, again available evenings; bringing theatre to your table for $50 per person. Slow roasted Springfield venison will be carved at your table served with barley, pumpkin puree, charred Brussels sprout and cocoa jus. A selection of side dishes also available at an additional cost.
And where would French dining be without some fromage! During July you can create your own cheese board from their menu of French and Tasmanian cheese, matching wines are also an option.
Using local produce isn’t new to the Point Revolving team, 95% of their produce comes from local Tasmanian suppliers, even the truffles, some of the finest in the world, come from local Tasmanian supplier, Tasmanian Truffles.
The menu the team at the Point Revolving Restaurant have created has taken months for them to finesse. If you get the chance, you should take the opportunity to experience their magic.