Harry Kumar has recently joined Deer Duck Bistro, which specialises in degustation and sharing menus based on contemporary and European cuisine. The restaurant features an eclectic mix of antiques and objets d’art. Plush period furniture, ornate gilt frames, vintage silverware and dark mood lighting create the right ambience for a superb fine dining experience.
This is innovative and harmonious food that is very well cooked and beautifully presented. Kangaroo with charred radicchio and leek plus candied walnut boasts incredibly tender meat that remains moist and juicy. It is served with a warm salad of delightfully bitter radicchio, leek and quinoa, a delicious beetroot puree and crisp, sweet nuts. Sous-vide duck with Roman gnocchi, confit tomatoes and plum jus comprises slices of lightly braised and flavoursome duck meat accompanied by sweet tomatoes, lightly steamed carrots and crisp gnocchi batons. Plum jus brings the dish together.
PSST! Those who don’t eat meat will appreciate the five-course vegetarian degustation for $79 per person.