Thursday, July 21, 2011

Taste of Sydney





The handsome and charming French pastry chef Vincent Gadan whipping up some amazing sweet treat at the De Dietrich cooking school featuring Patisse.  Love dessert? Love High Tea? Then book for their monthly High Tea where Vincent designs a special sweet menu each month with a different theme.

Upcoming dates:
Sunday 28th August 2011  Last Days of Winter
Sunday 25th September 2011  Vanilla
Sunday 30th October 2011  Chocolate
Sunday 20th November 2011  Indigenous Australian Flavours
Sunday 18th December 2011  Christmas High Tea

Shop GO1, 197 Young St 
Waterloo, NSW 2017
(02) 9690 0665

Open Hours: 
Monday ~  Saturday 
8.30 to 4.00pm












The four dishes here were Regal king salmon and potato fishcakes with tartare sauce $10, Boned and rolled roasted chicken stuffed with mushroom duxelle; pommes puree $12, Tiramisu roulade with caramel sauce $8 all from Bird Cow Fish and Chilled Vichyssoise, Oyster Beignets, Salmon Roe $10 from Berowra Waters Inn & Ad Lib Bistro. All beautifully cooked and super divide! I love the salmon and potato fishcakes. They were so delicious and I didn't want to share with anyone! Amazing food. Love my day there.










Part I

The reason we went to Sydney for the weekend was to enjoy some beautiful food and also attend the Taste of Sydney which holds once a year. It was a beautiful day, great food, can't expect more!

Restaurants participated and their signature dishes:
1, Stracci with smoked veal ragout ,eschallot puree, bresaola and parmesan $10
2, Regal King salmon carpaccio with orange segments, citrus and chardonnay vinegar
dressing, shaved fennel, salmon roe, baby herbs and crispy salmon skin $10
3, Amedei Milk chocolate mousse with salted caramel and fresh berries $8

Otto Bar
1, Aperol Spritzer – Aperol, prosecco topped with soda $10
2, Campari Passion – Campari, passionfruit and orange juice $10
3, Otto mule – Vodka, ginger beer, mint,limes $10

1, Beef battuta with eshalots, crispy amaranth and mustard figs $10
2, Acquarello Risotto of beetroot and gorgonzola $10
3, Dark chocolate and coffee 'Barbajada' with almond crumble $10

1, Seared scallops with cauliflower bhaji and curry (Etch Dining) $10
2, Organic grass fed wagyu burger (Charlie & Co.) $12
3, Caramel date tart, Earl Grey syrup and vanilla Chantilly (Etch Dining) $10

1, Chicken Liver Parfait with Brioche and Mesclun Salad $8
2, Merguez with Spiced Cous-Cous & Harissa $12
3, Apple Tarte Tatin with Calvados Creme Anglaise $10

1, Crisp Wagyu Beef with Wild Mushroom and Truffle Foam $12
2, Saddle of Suckling Pig with Baby Garden Peas $12
3, Seared Regal King Salmon with a Salad of Pomegranate, Mint and Feta $10

1, Stone fruit roasted with home cured pancetta, verjuice & chilli (vegetarian option is served with grana pandano instead of pancetta) $10
2, Hiramasa kingfish roasted in jerky & nigella seeds with heirloom tomatoes & basil $12
3, Chocolate and rhubarb tart with rhubarb cream, chocolate mint and tonka bean $10

1, Black pepper and curry leaf prawn skewers with lime and fresh coconut $10
2, Seared Petuna ocean trout with a white curry sauce, jasmine rice and raw vegetable sambal $12
3, The Wattalapam РSri Lankan cr̬me caramel with palm treacle and roast cashews $10

1, Oysters with Vietnamese dressing, crispy shallots & coriander $10
2, District Dining Spicy Free Range Lilydale Chicken with Lime Aioli and Coleslaw $10
3, Crispy Pork Belly, Cashew Nut Caramel, Watermelon & Mint $12

1, Regal King Salmon & potato fishcakes with tartare sauce; fresh lemon $10
2, Boned and rolled roasted chicken stuffed with mushroom duxelle; pommes puree $12
3, Tiramisu roulade with caramel sauce $8

1, Chilled Vichyssoise, Oyster Beignets, Salmon Roe $10
2, Slow Cooked Fillet Of Ocean Trout, 'French Onion Soup' Puree, Peppered Oxtail 'Croustillant' $12
3, Fromart Raw Milk Alpage Cheese, Sauvignon Blanc Poached Apple,Beetroot Oil $10

1, French country style pate with sourdough bread $10
2, Slow cooked shoulder of lamb with smoked potato puree and jus $12
3, Raspberry bavarrois $8

1, Confit Pork Belly, Squid, Chorizo and Chickpea $10
2, 12 Hour Braised Lamb Shoulder with Pea and Feta Salad $12
3, Dark Chocolate Snickers $8

1, Regal King Salmon Curado with Chilli and Star Anise $10
2, Paella a la Maestre $12
3, Churros con Chocolate $8

1, Mussels steamed with chilli, white wine, tomato and parsley $10
2, Potato gnocchi with slow cooked lamb ragu $12
3, Ricotta fritters with berries and honey $8