26 August 2020

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Original Glazed Bites (25 Aug 2020)


Bite-sized sugar hit

Wicked calories now come in smaller bites. Hard to stop at one that's for sure. I likey. More please sir.

05 March 2020

Firegrill, CBD Sydney (28 Feb 2020)

151 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000

Firing up a new grill in the CBD

Visited this new spacious restaurant during their soft opening week so dining was contained to upstairs while downstairs was still being finalised. Events manager Kim Daniela Antunovic, who I'm suspecting might have been in the 2001 movie Fluffer, patrolled the floor for diner feedback. Decor was nice matched with professional friendly service. I did find the table felt ergonomically a bit too high for the seat level, which gave me that tea party sense as you need to raise your hands upward to rest them on the table.

Oysters natural - 3 freshly opened oysters with Fire Ice, Red Wine Mignonette and Lime Pearls ($15) were from Nambucca. Actually preshucked this time around before service but hopefully in the future can be shucked to order to retain more of the flavoursome brine flavour. Not sure what the 'fire ice' or 'lime pearls' refers to? I couldn't spot on the plate but it's early days so perhaps will appear on the dish when fully opened?

Flank, Riverina, Grain Fed Australian NSW ($22, 300g) add on Alaskan King Crab Legs ($22), choice of sauce chimichurri. Cooked medium rare as ordered, nice flavour, tasty alaskan king crab meat but you're paying a premium price for the amount of the next level surf n turf add on. The puree and roasted onions underneath were good inclusions. A better steak knife would be nice though. Vanilla Panna Cotta, pomegranate and lavender honey ($16) had a great wobble factor and I enjoyed the flavours. The pomegranate helps equalise the sweetness in the dessert. My preference would be for a few more raspberries over the pretty flowers.

Firegrill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

25 February 2020

Flour and Stone Annexe, Woolloomooloo (25 Feb 2020)

43 Riley Street, Woolloomooloo NSW 2011

A new slice of the bakery

Lucky timing for me driving past the new Flour and Stone Annexe geared for the takeaway trade of their freshly baked temptations. The solo Peach Tart ($8.50) caught my eye on display for a yummy morning tea treat. The brand new space looks good filled with all the usual suspects we've grown to love. I'll definitely have to keep that wonderful Lemon Dream cake in mind for a special occasion.

Flour and Stone Annexe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

20 February 2020

Bitton Gourmet: French Cafe & Bistro, Rose Bay (17 Feb 2020)

23 Plumer Road, Rose Bay NSW 2029

Bitton joins Rose Bay

It's looking like a good start for Bitton Gourmet's new opening in Rose Bay taking over the prestige corner site where Bernasconi's ran for many years. As you enter you're greeted with their extensive range of gourmet jams, dressings and condiments. Cappuccino ($4.40) using Grinders Coffee was nice although positions itself as one of the more expensive coffees in the area. French Crepes with Bitton Strawberry and Vanilla Jam, Mixed Berry Compote ($16) had nice thin crepes and tasty jam. Would have loved more of the berry compote for the serving size. A small pot of double cream would do wonders as well. Outside tables are on the petit side so a bit of plate tetris will be required if you're thinking of sharing a dish with side plates. Service was welcoming and friendly as you'd expect from a hospitality veteran with two other well-established cafes in Alexandria and Oatley. Pleasant outside dining on a sunny day with local views of the green trees and golf course. For those with deeper pockets I spy glasses of NV Louis Roederer Brut Champagne available for $26 to wash down your breakfast order.

Artistry Garden Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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