Location: 35-41 Wharf St, Cairns City QLD 4870, Australia. +61 7 4030 8897
Date: December 22, 2017
Cuisine: Thai Fine Dining
Rating: Very good
Tamarind is a casino restaurant in Cairns that is high end Thai-fusion fine dining.
Only that particular combination and the fact that they also had regular pasta (for our son) convinced my family to go — lucky for me.
A kind of alcoholic “ice tea.”
Tamarind Taster Plate with, left to right:
Pan Seared Scallops. Butternut anglaise, dried wakame, bacon crumb and pickled fig.
Tempura Zucchini Flowers. Pernod gel, ricotta emulsion, macerated currents, and salsa verde.
Gin and tonic Salmon. Blueberry, cucumber gel, feta cream, squid ink glass.
Watermelon Salad. Pink-ginger, watermelon, snow pea, and ponzu dressing.
Pasta with tomato sauce and cheese.
Beetroot Risotto. Goats chese croquette, roof top greens.
Penang Duck Curry. Caramelized pumpkin, roasted peanuts, chili, coriander, with scented rice.
A close up of the curry. This was actually a fabulous curry. Sweet rather than spicy but intensely flavored, rich, and sumptuous.
Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce.
I’m glad we managed to get to Tamarind. It was one of my favorite dinners, particularly because the duck curry was so good and I love even a bad Thai curry — and this was a delicious one.