Fishbone Bar & Grill, Queenstown, NZ


New town, new country, of course new exploration.  The hotel where we stayed recommended a great seafood restaurant for the first night in Queenstown; Fishbone Bar & Grill.  Of course, you have just a bit of water around you when you’re in New Zealand so there is likely to be some decent seafood.

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And to kick off the meal in the new country we started with some vino, of course.  We opted for some Rockface Pinot Gris from Waipara, NZ.  Pretty dry, which is why we picked it to pair with upcoming seafood.

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For dinner we decided to go with 3 appetizers.  They were good sized as we saw them going to other tables, which is why we went this route.

Seared Tasman Sea scallops with tomato and fennel ragout, shaved fennel, orange and fresh fennel pollen

Sesame-crusted west coast Albacore tuna sashimi with Daikon, cucumber and bok choy, black garlic mayonnaise

Salt & chili arrowhead squid with radicchio, endive, orange, and squid ink mayonnaise.

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I don’t think you could find a piece of food left on these plate.  The tuna was perfect crusted in sesame seeds and the perfect size, the squid had been cooked to perfection and was the perfect texture and those scallops, oh those scallops.  This place needs to open a location in DC.

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