We sat on table number 1, right next to the kitchen. As someone who loves watching food television shows it was fascinating seeing service performed right in front of me. And it was exactly as hectic and dramatic as it is on TV which I was surprised to discover. They do say "OUI CHEF", "HOW LONG FOR MY STEAK!?" "4 MINUTES", "WHERE IS MY MARGHERITA PIZZA!?" and "2 BARRUMUNDIS, 2 SOUFFLES". Yes, they shout - not a great spot to sit at if you're after a quiet romantic dinner...
|Beautiful high ceiling|
|The backdrop of wines|
|Our entertainment for the evening|
The table next to us ordered the paella and it looked absolutely amazing! We could smell all the lovely fresh seafood next to us, it was so tempting to ask if we could try some! But I noticed the couple didn't even finish half of the paella which is a bit disappointing and a waste of great food and all the efforts the chefs put into making it! I could hear the waiter trying to convince them to take the rest away or squeeze another bite or two. He tried!
|Beef City eye fillet, grain fed Black Angus 250g grilled asparagus & tomato chutney, $49.00|
|Greenham TAS dry-aged rib eye 450g garlic mushrooms, house made bbq sauce $66.00|
As you can see, this is quite the buttery mash and it of course makes is delicious and silky! Though I think I prefer the mash from Cafe Sydney as it makes sure the potato isn't overwhelmed with butter. But then again, who doesn't love buttery goodness!?
|Laguoile steak knife|
Since the last time we were here, Glass has updated their steak knives and boy are they an upgrade! They are Laguoile steak knives and it made it incredibly easy to cut the pieces of steak. It was like cutting through butter! These knives are definitely on the wish list!
|Close up of dessert menu|
It's not a weekly occasion that you get to go to Glass. In fact, it's more of a once a year type of restaurant. Thanks to our best friends, the Entertainment Book, we have the opportunity to go once a year at a very good deal of receiving a complimentary main meal when purchasing another. It's not a bad deal! One-hatted restaurant quality food and service at the price of under $30pp is very reasonable. Overall a very pleasant evening; more than satisfactory steaks and very (a bit too) attentive service. It's not everyone's cup of tea to see the kitchen in action because there's a lot of shouting and a generous amount of swearing. Perhaps the staff should be a little weary of this when seating customers too close to all the action or they should dial down the craziness.
Level 2, 488 George St