It was my final night in Australia so I decided I wanted to make my last meal special. Having been rudely treated at di Stasio across the road, my companion and I took our business to Mirka.
We were warmly welcomed but seated in a smallish room off to the side. The place was strangely empty so we asked if we could sit in the famous painted room. We'd been at the Heide Museum of Modern Art that day so the beautiful murals made a lot of sense once we were seated in front of them. Apparently the menu differs slightly between rooms.
Being two of only four customers we were well looked after by the staff and never made to feel we should go. Apart from one mix up on the orders, the food all arrived quickly and looked stunning. The crowning glory was the risotto nero. Silky smooth, tasting of fresh sea and containing satifyingly soft pieces of braised cuttlefish, this was a dish worth writing a review about.
The other light dishes we ordered (stuffed zucchini flowers, salmon tartare) were also well balanced and generous in their portion sizes. A decent glass of Tasmanian Pinot Noir washed it all down nicely.
Yes the prices are on the high side but quality and good service are guaranteed. Recommended for that special occasion.
Oh, one little gripe, the air conditioning was freezing but that was probably due to the fact there weren't enough warm bodied diners in the room.
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