HAVE GOT THINGS JUST RIGHT
tastes just explode on the palate
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the Best till Last:
people say, "Nosher, why is it you haven't reviewed the
Tamarind restaurant" ?
I reply, the Tamarind speaks for itself, writes NOSHER.
has the best location, the finest food and the most professional
service of any restaurant on the Coast.
you've spent your life living under a large stone you must have been
there and it's likely you'll have your favourite Tamarind dish and
your favourite Tamarind moment.
the place you go when you want to celebrate, to entertain or just to
have a special meal.
what can I add other than to list my personal favourites ?
since you asked:
seared peppercorn tuna (utterly sublime), chilli crab on the shell
(you haven't properly enjoyed this unless you finish covered in sauce
and with minor lacerations from ripping the shell apart), the snapper
with prawns and Harissa sauce, and of course the spring chicken or
then I was moved to put P to P after a most recent Tamarind
I expect most of you think of the Tamarind as a place to go for
dinner, I urge you, I even implore you to cancel all appointments on a
Saturday or Sunday afternoon, lock up the golf clubs, dispatch the
children and take your loved one or even your spouse to lunch at the
will even tell you what to eat: chose the mixed seafood platter for
two and let the Tamarind take over.
a bottle of chilled house white wine and sit back and relax.
these cooler summer months let the breeze play on you as you watch the
sun sparkle on the creek and then delve first into the cold platter:
some oysters, prawns, a little crab, some calamari.
name it and it's there with a choice of three dips to compliment the
a little breathing space, quaff another glass of wine and then feast
yourself on the hot platter: deep fried crab claws, lobster, prawns,
the tastes oh !
tastes just explode on the palate.
is seafood as it is meant to be experienced and it is quite quite
allow yourself to be persuaded to choose a dessert.
completely broke with tradition (a light sorbet) and went for the crème
brulee (now thank goodness restored to the menu after a period of
conspicuous absence), whilst Mrs. Nosher rounded things off
with a coupe bahari casting both caution and calories to the
that we were slightly younger and could have managed a boozy coffee
but sense prevailed and we ultimately tottered home for a snooze after
one of the most enjoyable meals I can remember.
Walters and his excellent team have got it just right at the Tamarind,
which incidentally has some of the most interesting toilets !
there and see for yourselves.
Finally, alas, this is Nosher's
last article written from another country in another continent.
as I contemplate deep fried pizza, black pudding and haggis I will
relish the memory of our last lunch at the Tamarind.