Sunday, February 20, 2011

The Ambassador Room, Ryde

Tonight I went to an not your ordinary restaurant. It provides training ground to the upcoming chefs. The team of chefs who are in charge is from the superior cuisine specialised in French.
Menu for Tonight
Even for a student restaurant, we have a choice of two for our 3 course menu. However, it also have canape and cheese plate to share. There is also tea or coffee and pettit fours to follow. 
Bread and Bread Sticks
We have a full bowl of bread and bread sticks to share among our table. We love the olive and herb bread and would love to takeaway some! :D
Seared Scallop with Rocket Pesto and Tomato Vinaigrette
The canape is seared scallop. The fresh scallop is soaking in a spoonful of tomato soup.
Warm Vichyssoise with Poached Oysters, Salmon Roe and Green Onion Oil
My entree is warm vichyssoise. The strong oyster taste balance with the flat creamy soup base.
Ravioli of Mixed Mushroom in Chervil and Red Capsicum Sauce
The other entree is mixed mushroom ravioli. I didn't have a chance to sample it but I can see the thin layer of pasta wrapped finely chopped mushroom.
Smoked Rack of Lamb with Mashed Potato, Port Wine and Lentil Jus
I normally wouldn't pick smoke favour dish. This smoke lamb rack didn't have that very strong smoking favour which is my liking.
Pan Fried Whole Barramundi with Ratatouille and Tapenade Crust
The other main for the night is barramundi. May be the tapenade is too strong which is not for everyone.
Orange and Grand Mariner Chiboust with Pastry Crust
At the time of dessert, I am already quite full. I cannot finished my dessert! The grand mariner is a bit too strong for me but the texture of the chiboust is very nice. The pastry is very thin and crusty.
Chocolate Profiteroles with Kahlua Sabayon and Chocolate Ice Cream
Never can go wrong with profiteroles. Yum Yum!

We have finished off with tea or coffee and pettit fours and a cheese plate to share. There is two different type of cheese, cheddar and blue. They are pretty generous with the portion of the cheese served. Unfortunately I was too full and forgot to take the photos of them. :p

At the end of our meal, we even able to meet up with the team of chefs who love to hear our feedback to their dishes. Not everytime you go to dine and have a chance to meet up with the chefs there. :)

The Ambassador Room
250 Blaxland Road
Ryde NSW
(02) 9448 6270


  1. Your blog is interesting, has left a great impression.
    Best wishes

  2. Yum! these pictures have whet my appetite for the 4th September for my 23th wedding anniversary. I have booked in for the superior cuisine meal too. I will also post pictures on my blog when we have been and by the sounds of things I will wear a stretchy pants belt :-)