11 October 2009

The Beauchamp Hotel: Tasting Plate, Darlinghurst (21 Sept 2009)

265-267 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Better than expected

I'm always wanting to try a bit of everything when I'm dining out (is that greedy?) so a tasting plate is a great way to share a meal while at the same time getting to try everything being ordered. I was quite impressed with the tasting plate on offer because it all seemed cooked to order and ended up being $13.50 each which I think is quite reasonable for a dinner meal. The lamb fillet was tender as hoped as well as the salt and pepper squid. It was a little disappointing that 2 of the 4 dishes were fish — I thought it would have been nicer to have something different on offer to show some diversity, perhaps one of them could have been chicken. Nevertheless I'd probably have again if I was in need of a simple meal in the area.

Visits to The Beauchamp Hotel:
21 Sept 2009 - Tasting plate
20 June 2009 - Cold platter

Tasting Plate: Market fresh crumbed fish fillets, grilled salmon with salsa verde, salt and pepper squid, steamed green asparagus with truffle oil, rare lamb fillet with red wine jus $27 ($13.50 per person, minimum 2 people)

2006 Rockbare Shiraz Adelaide Hills SA $8.50, 2008 Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough NZ $9

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