It certainly has been a long long time since I was last here – perhaps at least a few years now. If you had read my previous WOAP review at Fratelli, I had no intentions of participating in this years Wellington on a Plate (WOAP). But after one WOAP i had caught the bug. And there was one place that I had to try, which is Boulcott Street Bistro.
Mr Wasabi had always gone on about the lobster thermidore he had on Singapore Airlines, and I was always curious what the fuss was about regarding this dish. Reading through the WOAP magazine recently, I saw Boulcott St Bistro offering lobster thermidor as part of their lunch menu, so I had to try it for myself.
Complimentary Bread w butter – two slices of bread were provided – soft but not warm – I was so hungry that I consumed my piece before taking a picture
Mushroom Ravioli – two very large ravioli were served on the dish. the pasta was very thin, the filling contained large chunky bits of mushroom. If you love mushrooms and pasta, then i would definitely recommend this dish
Lobster Thermidor: Grilled crayfish with Kāpiti aged cheddar béchamel with Dijon mash and citrus slaw was tasty. I did not look at the menu properly and just ordered it, it was basically a grilled lobster with cheese sauce with potato mash at the bottom
Beef Wellington: Preston’s Natural Farm beef with Parkvale Mushroom duxelle, spinach, ginger carrot purée and beef jus – was good. The pastry was short crust, something different to what we were use to. The beef was perfectly cooked and well rested.
Burger Pavlova: Meringue with Whittaker’s chocolate hazelnut parfait, kiwifruit and berry jelly – a very innovative way to serve the dessert. The pavalova was more like a meringue, I did nit find the soft centre that you do with a normal pavlova.
Both Mr Wasabi and I thought the dishes were quite good, especially the pavalova burger. I would like to thank my friend C who I bumped into at the restaurant who had just finished their meal, recommending the dessert.
Dear reader, where is your favourite WOAP restaurant that you have dined at?
Location: 99 Boulcott Street, Wellington