Impressed by the lunch at Jet Wok, I brought the in laws to try out the dinner. Would it be another generic Chinese restaurant (with some token Japanese dishes thrown in)? My father in law’s face was certainly skepticism personified at the start of the evening so the chefs certainly had their work cut out for them.
I’d really like to see Top Enders get past the awkwardness of walking through a hotel lobby and sitting in a restaurant filled with out-of-towners. I’ve found that these are the places where some of the most exciting, adventurous cooking is happening. They’re trying their hand at new things and working really hard to establish themselves as a fantastic dining option for locals and visitors alike. In a place like Darwin, where we are always whinging that there’s nothing new to do/see/eat, we need to start taking advantage of the experience and skill that these chefs often have.