A seasonal change in Canberra for me, signifies a change not only in the temperature and the landscape of the city but in my habits as well. As the thermometer dips and the leaves begin to change into hues of gold, orange, red and brown, there is a change to my wardrobe, my routines and the food I crave and eat.
With the shift in weather, the Hyatt Hotel Canberra award winning team of chefs have today introduced a few new tempting dishes for Autumn at the Promenade Cafe that captures the best of the season:
- Cured kingfish, smoked eggplant, black garlic salsa, soy
- Sous vide of chicken, morels, steamed leeks, sauce morel
- 48hrs slow cooked wagyu, carrot and mustard grain, chargrilled brocollini, raw beetroot
- Red velvet cake, maple walnut ice cream, berry agar pearls, citrus cream, pop rocks, hot flambéed raspberries
The menu highlights for me was the cured kingfish prepared by Chef Shaji Veetil, the black garlic salsa gave it a warmth that was perfect for the chilly night outside. The dessert prepared by Chef Gerold Gstrein was PHENOMENAL, it looked, smelt and tasted like the season. When we poured the hot flambéed raspberries over the red velvet cake it not only filled the room with drama and the sweet smell of berries but revealed a layer of maple walnut ice cream.
Whether I pop in for a coffee, cocktail, indulgent afternoon tea or leisurely lunch, I always relish any trip to Hyatt Hotel Canberra. Before I walk in the door, the beauty, history & ambience of the building, has already begun working its magic on me. Then the food, drinks and service ensures a fabulous experience every time, including when I came in for the taste test and preview of the Autumn dishes! I am already planning my next visit, which will definitely include ordering the Red velvet cake dessert, and a taste of the autumn cocktails the Speakers Corner is concocting.
What you need to know:
Hyatt Hotel Canberra
120 Commonwealth Avenue, Canberra
For opening hours and bookings for The Promenade Cafe, call 02 6269 8810
*Sophia enjoyed the day as a guest of Hyatt Hotel Canberra