Whitewater Restaurant in Manly invited key Sydney media and influencers to their end of winter celebration, with a new spring menu. Situated right in front of the beach, with an open space and a relaxed ambience, Whitewater is ideally placed in order to enjoy the spring sunshine.
The menu style is modern Australian food, with a focus on fresh seafood.
Guests at the event got to try canape versions of the 15 new sharing plates on the menu consisting of: Tuna Tatiki (thinly sliced tuna served on chopped broccolini salad tossed with soy sesame seed dressing); garlic prawns (pan fried prawns in olive oil, tomato and garlic, and served with sourdough bread); salt and pepper squid (squid tossed with crispy rice noodles, fried chilli and shallots with a side of aioli): grilled octopus (octopus salad with warm potato, fennel, radish and lemon dressing); sauteed mushroom melody (trio of mushrooms sauteed with garlic and parsley, and served with pieces of brioche); spinach arancino (spinach arancino topped with a spinach and cheese sauce); fried cauliflower (cauliflower cooked in peanut sauce with Asian nuts, and garnished with red onion and coriander); and tomato bruschetta (fresh tomatoes tossed with diced red onion and basil, on top of toast finished with a balsamic glaze).
Desserts consisted of: raspberry lychee roses (lychee sponge cake with layers of raspberries and cream, and served with macerated lychees); chocolate vanilla mousse (hard outer chocolate dome shell filled with fluffy chocolate mousse and vanilla honey cream, served with vanilla sauce); apple dome (caramel apple dome with vanilla gelato and caramel sauce); and tiramisu (soaked coffee flavoured biscuits topped with mars spine ice-cream).
A live band, complete with saxophonist, entertained the crowd. Guests enjoyed aperol spritz on arrival, followed by a selection of wine and champagne.
The party also include an opportunity to participate in a cocktail masterclass, which the venue is offering to the public for groups of ten or more for $85 per person. The masterclass consists of learning how to make three cocktails, and includes drinking what you make! In the party settling, I could not say that I mastered the art of mixology in the abridged version of the class but experiences could vary in a different setting.
Whitewater Restaurant is located at 35 South Steyne, Manly. It is open daily from 11am till late and on weekends it opens at 9am for breakfast.
For more information about Whitewater Restaurant, go to: https://www.whitewaterrestaurant.com.au/