I'm normally pretty pedantic about the order in which I write my blogs, with each post in the order in which I ate the meal. Normally. Sometimes, I have a meal that's so magnificent, that I simply can't wait until I get through the backlog and I just have to write about.
Vasco, Spanish fine dining, was one of the most exquisite dining experiences I've had in a long time! Big call, I know, but there it is.
Located in the heritage listed and superbly renovated Police Married Quarters (PMQ) site on the corner of Aberdeen Street and Hollywood Road, Vasco is one of a handful of restaurants that calls the site home. If you've not been to the PMQ before, it's probably worth your time, with restaurants, art studios and just an all round cool spot to hang out (especially once a month for the night markets).
We'd first spotted Vasco while visiting the aforementioned night markets and somehow knew that it was going to be a special event. So, on a Tuesday night, after a huge day at work, we'd arranged to treat ourselves to the mind and kitchen of Chef Paolo Casagrande formerly of two-Michelin-starred Lasarte Restaurant in Barcelona. Located on the 8th floor, we took the large service elevator, then final few steps upstairs to the top floor of the PMQ and plush looking entrance to Vasco.