19.11.16

THE SUGAR CLUB


This post is a few months late, but my first experience at The Sugar Club was too good not to share! On the 53rd level of the Sky Tower, The Sugar Club had been on my food bucket list for the longest time. Highly recommended by my friends and colleagues, we finally ventured out as a family to Peter Gordon's well-known restaurant. 

My family chose to go with the three course degustation lunch menu. We went with a variety of dishes so we could try as many things from the menu as possible. The dish above is the Mahi Farms Beef Fillet: spiced beef cheek croquette, smoked mash, and spinach. The beef was delicious and tender! 




Palette cleanser: kiwifruit and salmon – first I thought it was a strange combination, but it was actually a pleasant surprise! 



Spiny Crayfish and Marlborough Saffron Linguine, with pinenuts and aged parmigiano reggiano. Absolutely delicious and probably one of my favourite dishes from the day. I just wish they did this in main size! 


Hiramasa Kingfish with wasabi meringue, apple, citrus puree, furikake, and edamame. Of all the dishes we tried this day, this was by far the best plated dish. How pretty are the colours! My sister polished off this dish – I just marvelled from afar. 


Duck breast salad with black tapioca crisp, avocado, chinese cabbage and beans with a ponzu dressing. Unfortunately this dish isn't on the current Sugar Club menu, but the duck was cooked to perfection. There were so many flavours in the dish that surprisingly meshed so well together! 



Braised Lamb Shoulder with minted pea pakora, cucumber, buffalo yoghurt and tamarind. 


Line caught fish with roast butternut squash, pumpkin, pepita pesto, asian greens. You know fish is well cooked when the meat falls apart in your mouth. I also really liked the asian greens, though I wasn't a big fan of the pesto.



Palette cleansers to prepare us for dessert! 





Unfortunately the above desserts are no longer on the current Sugar Club menu. My favourites had to be the sago with mango sorbet, but let's be real – dessert is always the best part of the meal and these desserts were nothing short of amazing. 

To top off our experience at this restaurant, the service was impeccable and we were almost treated like royalty. This was actually the first time a waiter has offered me a taster of the wine I ordered and asked if I still wanted the wine! I literally had no idea what I was doing. 

If you're lucky like we were, you'll be seated next to the window and you'll be treated to spectacular views of Auckland city. We also saw a few brave souls venture out on the narrow walkway around the outside of the Sky Tower on their Sky Walk experience! With a terrible fear of heights, I was exactly where I wanted to be – inside the restaurant with excellent food and wine. 

The best thing about The Sugar Club is the changing menu – there is always something new to try, making every experience different and worthwhile. If you haven't been to The Sugar Club, I would highly recommend a visit! Though slightly pricier than your average restaurant, the entire dining experience is worth every dollar. Keep an eye out for the three course $59 deals! They currently have one on at the moment, just make sure you book and mention the promotion. 

sheena x



The Sugar Club
Level 53, Sky Tower
Corner of Federal and Victoria Streets
Auckland

P.S. This post is not sponsored. I genuinely had a great time and all opinions are my own. 


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