As the big news at the moment is that Mork’s is shutting down its Florey restaurant and moving to the Kingston Foreshore (opening mid-September 2013), and may be changing up the menu and most likely its prices too, a few friends and I decided to try out their tasting menu.
Mork’s is located in a weird corner spot at the Florey shops, overlooking the Dominoes Pizza store. The restaurant itself is very small and can probably only fit up to 35 people.
Tasting Menu $65
Scallops and pig ear terrine – perfectly pan seared scallops and has quite a bit of kick in the chilli and lemon juice. Pig ear terrine is something my mum loves and uses in her cooking. Not sure if its the best pairing but it sure was tasty.
Grilled eggplant salad with chilli jam – I’m not usually a huge fan of eggplant but Mork’s made this so pleasant to eat, the white eggplant was light and not too fatty as with most eggplant, the salad and dressing was amazing! I could have eaten this all night.
John dory fillet (fish) curry – my favourite dish of the night, the fish was crispy on the sides but soft and succulent on this inside. A beautiful flavoursome curry left my mouth watering for more.
Cauliflower fritters – how did they make cauliflower taste so good? It was light and crunchy to eat, almost like it was fried but wasn’t, with a beautiful lime garnish on beansprouts. A pleasant healthy dish. I’d love to replicate the crunchiness of the cauliflower – so tasty
Open prawn wonton on pea mash – quite pretty and without the hassle of making the mince stuffing for a wonton.
Caramelised pork ribs – sweet tender pork ribs in a delicious combination of flavours.
Coconut ice cream, sticky rice and passionfruit dessert – beautifully smooth coconut ice cream on top of warm sticky rice with passionfruit coulis – YUM!
I thoroughly enjoyed Mork’s tasting menu and can’t fault any of the dishes. Our waiter was very polite and friendly, and asked what we thought of each dish. Unlike most waitstaff, he seemed to enjoy working there and was genuinely interested in what we had to say about the food. I’d like to go back and try their other dishes – particularly the angel prawns (prawns cooked under mini terracotta lids). Might need to make another trip before they shut down at the end of August.
Check out their menu http://morks.com.au/