Pony dining is already known for its sharing plates and fusion menu. Pony attracts a diverse crowd ranging from corporate to personal affairs; and understandably so due to it’s prime location on Eagle Street Pier. Catering for such Pony’s new menu is both delectably enticing as it is interesting.
The tasting menu for the evening consisted of some favourite dishes carried on from previous menus and also some brand spankin’ newbies. Let me list the amazingness with my personal verdict so you too can see the drool worthiness of the evening.
-Marinated Australian Olives: speaks for itself.
-Charred Flat Bread, smoked eggplant white bean dip: delicious charred and smoky flavour, but not over powering.
-Stuffed Baby Pepper, sweet potato, refried beans, pickled currents, salted ricotta: insanely delicious combination of flavours, with a good spicy kick.
-Double baked Gruyere soufflé, romesco, fire roasted hazelnuts, fig relish: this one has been a menu favourite for a while and with good reason, I’ll have twelve thanks.
– scotched chicken egg, hummus, red pepper chutney: This is something I probably would never have thought to order, but it gets the double thumbs up! (pictured)
– Seared Tuna, smoked tofu, dashi jelly, edamame: light and refreshing Japanese inspired dish.
– Pork belly, poached egg, spiced broth, radish, mushrooms: The pork belly was soft and crunchy in it’s respected places, a very warming winter dish.
-Rangers Valley Flat Iron, spiced black beans, mushrooms, crispy puffed wild rice: challenging cut of meat presented and dished very well.
DESERTS TO SHARE (both fresh to the menu as of Monday 27th of April)
– Chocolate brownie, cherry icecream, coconut marshmallow, kirsch fudge: In the words of Ru Paul, “can I get an AMEN UP IN HERE!”
– Fried Apple pie, sour cream ice cream, rhubarb, oats, pistachio: an elegant and delicious twist of an all time favourite.
Now, to be completely honest with you, as much as I NOW love food, I grew up as an extremely fussy teen. My newfound maturity is seeing me try bulk amounts of interesting food and absolutely loving it. Pony to me, as someone who lives to eat would have seemed desirable but a bit of a stretch for the wallet. This however isn’t the case at all. One look at the menu and everything is really reasonably priced, especially considering the fine dining experience that is provided. Pony dining has also just introduced a private dining area, separate from the main dining floor.
Ps. Mothers get a free glass of sparkling on mothers day; and we all know a hard working mother who deserves free wine, don’t we? Sooo book a table STAT.