Tetsuya's Restaurant - Sydney

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  1. camw

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    Some photos from a friends birthday at Tetsuya's Restaurant last night.

    All shots taken with a Canon 450D, 50mm f/1.8 and no flash.

    Italian White Roll

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    Chestnut Mushroom Soup with Truffle Salt

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    Smoked Ocean Trout and Avruga Caviar with Scallop Mousse and Quail Egg

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    Leek and Crab Custard

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    Grilled Scampi Wrapped in Pancetta

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    Scampi in Sea Water and Lemon Scented Olive Oil

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    Marinated Scampi with White Miso and Passionfruit

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    Confit of Petuna Tasmanian Ocean Trout with Konbu, Apple, Fennel and Witlof

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    Antarctic Black Cod with Globe Artichoke and Yuzu Vinaigrette

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    Roasted Breast of Quail with Soft Polenta and Shiitake Mushrooms

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    Slow Roasted De-Boned Rack of Lamb with Blue Cheese and White Miso

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    Grass Fed Angus Beef Fillet with Blewitt and Chestnut Mushrooms

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    Apple Sorbet with Apple Jelly

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    Mont Blanc

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    Apple Tarte Tartin with Calvados Cream Ice Cream

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    Chocolate Terrine with Mascarpone and Cognac Anglaise

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    Cheese

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    Petit Four

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    Macchiato

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    1981 Krug, 1982 Krug, 1990 Zind Humbrecht Hengst VT Gewurztraminer

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    1965 Lindemans Bin 3110 Classic Release "Burgundy", 1953 Faiveley NSG Les St George, 1990 Leroy Clos de Vougeot

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    1966 Ch Palmer, 1975 Ch Lafleur, 1990 Ch Le Pin

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    1990 Gaja Barbaresco Sori Tildin, 1982 Penfolds Grange x 2

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    1990 Lindemans Sequicentenary Cab Shiraz (magnum)

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    1928 Marc Bredif Vouvray, 1981 Jakob Gerhardt Niersteiner TBA (Austria), 1968 D'Oliveira Boal Madeira

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  3. vidiot

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    hmmm, food porn. i hope it tasted as good as it looks. Did you shoot them all wide open?
     
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    It did taste as good as it looks! All wide open, didn't want to use a flash and the lighting was not good enough to close down at all.
     
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    I've not been to tetsuya's but thanks for the taster.

    The petit fours work well with the shallow DOF though it looks like you had to get everyone at the table to put em back so you could get your shot!
     
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    I'd hate to have seen the bill at the end of the night.... even the Wine subtotal would have been scary...... :shock:
     
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    If only you'd had a light tent tucked into your back pocket, you could have dealt with those reflections :p
     
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    hmmmm :)~~~~ what a feast. I like #1 the most.

    and all i had for dinner is horrible hokkien noodles.
     
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    You serious? It all looks so fancy... *goes looking for his steak*
     
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    The wine would have cost more than the food...
     
  11. Sir Ghallahad

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    Wow you have rich friends! Sell a bottle of the Grange and upgrade ;)
     
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    Dear gawd, $425 a pop!

    Thanks for the photos, always wondered what the food was like there.

    Is the WB off? Or is it my monitor.
     
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    nice photos, surprised they let you take pics TBH.
     
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    Maybe next time ;)

    The WB was/is off, I adjusted it but then brought them back a bit because the lighting there was quite warm and the corrected WB didn't really look how I remembered it being on the night.

    The wines would have cost much more than the food, but they were all provided by my friend who was having the birthday (many of them bought years ago on release at slightly more reasonable prices, but still incredibly generous).

    The staff had no objections to taking pictures any of the times I have been.

    Thanks for all the comments. I'm just getting started with SLR photography (and post-processing) - so I know there is a lot of room for improvement (not to mention that I wanted to enjoy the company, food and wine and not spend all night setting up shots!)
     
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    WOAH at the 1990 le pin and a 1990 leroy clos de vougeot!!

    curious how many people were there? its nice to see you guys drank it all.
     
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    13 people, and a couple of them were driving so took it very easy. Was a good amount of wine, enough to have a decent taste of everything but not feel too drunk at the end.
     
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    And I thought I was having it pretty special last night with a bottle of Vintage Bin 138 Penfolds. Hahaha! Nice shots! :D
     
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    Tetsuyas food would still look orgasmic if it were sketched by a 2 year old with a brown crayon.

    Some great shots of equally great food and wine. Im hoping to soon make the trip to Sydney just for it.

    You had the 10 course degustation menu yes?
     
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    Is it true that there is a 3month waiting list for Tetsuya?

    How much did it cost per person (not including the wine)? My wife wants me to take her there next time we're in Sydney :tired:

    edit: $195/person
    http://www.tetsuyas.com/index.html

    $400! that's like half a lens :x
     
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    Yes, the waiting list for Friday/Saturday night is months long. Would be less for weeknights (Tuesday through Wednesday) and lunch (only on Saturday I think).

    It's expensive, but I think worth it if you are interested in this kind of meal/dining.

    Corkage is $25 a bottle and I think there is a mandatory service fee of 8% of the total (maybe just for groups).

    This was the standard menu with the subtraction of one seafood course and addition of a meat course due to the large number of red wines our host wanted to bring and open.
     
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