Yesterday I went to Taste of Sydney with two girlfriends, Kat and Vera. After going to Taste of Auckland for two consecutive years in 2009 and 2010 I was curious to see what the Sydney restaurants had on offer. Here’s what I tried….
Restaurant: Four in Hand
Dish: Roast Suckling Pig, Coleslaw, Onion Rings and Hot Sauce
Verdict: The meat was succulent and the coleslaw fresh. The hot sauce added a light zing and the onion rings provided texture. Not a looker of a dish, but super tasty.
Restaurant: Flying Fish
Dish: Prawns served with Okra Sambal
Verdict: The okra sambal sauce was excellent but I wasn’t blown away by the quality/freshness of the prawns. That being said, I don’t doubt that dining in the restaurant would be a different experience. I tried some of Kat’s Seared Petuna Ocean Trout and immediately had food envy!
Restaurant: Otto Ristorante
Dish: Barbarossa Ravioli – Ravioli of Sliced Pickled Beetroot with Goats Curd, Pistachio & Horseradish
Verdict: The presentation of this dish was excellent, and the flavours crafted carefully. The goats curd melted in the mouth…I could have done with another helping!
Restaurant: Quarter Twenty One
Dish: Fried Hawkesbury School Prawns, Proscuitto and Rouille
Verdict: This dish would be ideal at a BBQ with a ice-cold beer or cider. Crunchy, crispy prawns with slivers of proscuitto make for a salty but delicious bite.
Restaurant: A Tavola
Dish: Cremino al Cioccolato – Amedei gianduia chocolate crema, salty caramel gelato, Italian meringue
Verdict: Easily one of the best desserts I’ve ever had. The meringue was like marshmallow, the caramel gelato perfectly salty, and the chocolate crema gooey and rich. Worth every calorie!
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