Mosman’s iconic Cala Luna has relaunched with new flair following the fire at Middle Harbour Yacht Club in early 2015.
I always used to groan and roll my eyes whenever I was told I had to cross the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I mean, is anything really worth a trip where I have to pack snacks and water? My opinion definitely changed when I met Cala Luna. The view just driving in was absolutely astonishing and was even better at our table. Let me tell you more…
Polpettine; Pork & Veal Meatballs (4)
I remember a scene from Friends where Joey saved the perfect sandwich filled with meatballs and marinara sauce topped with cheese from a car backfire thinking it was an open fire. If that sandwich were filled with meatballs like these, I would completely understand. Tender and full of flavour. That’s all I have to say.
Calameretti; Cripsy fried local squid, smokey aioli, lemony herbs
Please sir, may I have some more? These were super yummy. First up, presentation was refreshing and simple. The squid was fresh and light yet still crispy without the overwhelming amount of oil. Extremely tasty and we loved munching theses up.
Linguine allo Scolio; King Crab, Calamari, Bug, Prawn, Sugo, Chilli, Basil
I really couldn’t turn down a dish with all my favourite things, seafood and basil! It was filled with enough seafood to please any seafood lover and the pasta was cooked al dente, so no complaints from me!
Filleto Di Mazo; Seared Eye Fillet, Duck Fat Chips, Truffle
The fillet was so so so so tender! It practically fell apart in my mouth and combined perfectly with the subtle truffle left on your palette. The genius duck fat chips on the side were crunchy and great for soaking up all the juices.
Barramundi, Mushroom, Farro, Thyme and Garlic
Our wonderful server explained to us chefs earthy and grounded intentions in creating this dish. The barramundi itself was tender with a lovely golden crispy skin. The mushrooms tied together the heartiness of the dish with its umami.
Heirloom caprese, Buffalo Mozzarella, Cala lua balsamic, Basil
Usually I’m not a fan of tomatoes, as I find them too sour but these were absolutely lovely. Our server explained that these were grown on a farm in the Southern Highlands specially for Cala Luna. The tomatoes weren’t too sour and exploding intense flavour in your mouth.
I would definitely recommend this tiramisu to all coffee lovers or anyone working on Monday mornings. The kick of coffee definitely hits you in the face on the first bite before leaving a light creamy finish. A coffee lovers heaven.
After a long meal, I always have to reward my palette with something sweet after such hard work. The light fruity prosecco jelly layered on top complemented the creamy panacotta below perfectly. I’ve always a been a fan of refreshing fruity desserts so this has my tick of approval.
A beautiful view with a great guessing game of Sydney’s housing prices.
Middle Harbour Yacht Club, Lower Parriwi Road,
The Spit, Mosman, NSW 2088
Contributed by Katrina, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys