Last month, the sought after Sean’s Kitchen had its first birthday and I was lucky enough to celebrate with them. One nice touch to the atmosphere of such an occasion was gold and silver balloons in various places around the restaurant giving an already amazing décor an extra spec of fun. Lovely surprise for diners coming in today.
We got to sit at the far end near the fresh baked breads and cured meats which hung above. It was very tempting to poke the bread to confirm the authenticity and perhaps eat it. Our table was set for a delicious long lunch to come. The birthday celebration also coincided with some new summer menu items that promised to be refreshing.
Soft Shell Crab Sandwiches were kicking off the party and like a party popper it was all gone in a bang. The crispness was bang on with enough sauce to keep it juicy. One of my favourites already from previous visits. A dish of freshly shucked oysters was also put out which was the epitome of freshness.
Soft Shell Crab Sandwich
While still licking our lips from the soft shell crab sandwich, out came quite a unique Crab Salad served in sort of a Bloody Mary vinaigrette soup with sourdough bread. It was fantastic. The crab was so delicate and the freshness and tang from the soup really spliced the flavour well.
Crab Salad in Bloody Mary Vinaigrette
Next up was a large serve of guacamole though no nachos?? Fear not! Rye toast was the substitute and this mean, green, tasty machine was a big hit at the table. It’s not your average guacamole, it was a Green Pea Guacamole offering a nice sweetness. It was served chilled and had some nice texture to it which had every nodding in thanks.
Green Pea Guacamole
To follow next was Buffalo Mozzarella with grilled peaches and pistachio pesto. I found it a great way to clean the palate and freshen up those taste buds. I’m going to try grilling peaches at home too, juicy and sweet.
We were then presented with the Lobster Roll which looked so fresh with its nice glossy bun. Sadly there was only one between many and my hands were not fast enough to feast on its delights.
Heirloom Tomatoes, Strawberry & Watermelon Salad
Beef Short Ribs
I thought it was all over when we were informed that the main would arrive soon. Well, I hate waste and I will never turn away food especially in an establishment like this!
The Beef Short Ribs that turned up next were something you would find from the town of Bedrock from the Flintstones! 1.2kg of beef ribs with chimichurri sauce. I cut into the meat and without exaggeration the meat slid off leaving a clean bone behind. This was perhaps some of the best short ribs I have had. To lighten things there were sides of Broccolini with Almonts and Jamon Crumbs as well as Chilli-mint Pickled Beetroot. You could tell Sean had been overseeing today’s dishes as all were extra fantastic.
To our surprise Sean himself came out and welcomed us with a massive Caramel Chocolate Cake with meringue and popcorn topping. It looked more like a wedding cake then a birthday cake. All the better for us. Sean cut it up and served us a slice each which was a bit special. I was told there were three other identical cakes so everyone who came into Sean’s kitchen that day could have some.
It was a truly memorable birthday for Sean’s Kitchen. Thank you so much for inviting me to celebrate with you. We wish you a very happy and successful birthday with ever so many more to come.
– Mr Foodie
Disclaimer: Foodie Ling was invited to dine as guests at no cost. All opinions are genuine and our own.