I’ve been a customer of RealFood Connection for a while. I’ve had breakfast at the cafe. I’ve bought meals from them online (both picked up and delivered). But I hadn’t experienced it as a fine dining real food restaurant yet.
Nadine organised a four-course dinner for the paleo meetup group and kindly invited me to come along (thanks, Nadine!). It was great to catch up with her and Ali, and to meet other like-minded people. Best of all, it’s always great to sit back and enjoy a great meal without worrying about the ingredients.
The first course was roasted bone marrow on top of a mixed leaf salad. What a perfect way to start a nourishing meal in a chilly night.
Roasted bone marrow
The next course arrived beautifully presented in closed jars containing small cubes of smoked salmon belly layered with oyster cream and a micro herb salad, and served with crispy paleo bread. Best of all, it was even better than what it looked.
Smoked salmon belly with oyster cream, micro herb salad and crispy Paleo bread
The main course was a delicious seafood stew with coconut milk. All seafood (calamari, mussels, scallops, prawns) were cooked to perfection and the broth was super flavourful.
I must admit at this stage I was quite full (a sign that we were being fed very nutrient-dense food!) but who can say “no” to dessert when it’s 100% paleo and looks like a piece of art? The deconstructed coconut, lemongrass & lime brûlée was served with a mandarin segment, grilled pineapple, julienned ginger and a coconut sugar tuile. Dinner so far had been outstanding but the sweet course was IMO the best.
Deconstructed coconut, lemongrass & lime brûlée
So there you go, RealFood Connection not only provides convenient real-food nutrient-dense ready meals, awesome paleo breakfasts and great coffee, but also does fine dining. If you haven’t been there yet, what are you waiting for?