Restaurant Assiette has long been on my list of ever-expanding 'to eat' list.
Located in Surry Hills, just a brief stroll from Central, the restaurant is intimate and welcoming - especially on the cold and rainy winter night that I visited.
Assiette has an extensive wine list, with a focus on Australian, New Zealand and French wines.
Amuse bouche - a warming carrot soup with coriander oil
Macleay Valley rabbit terrine with chicken liver parfait, pickled carrots and grapes
I didn't try any of this dish, though I was assured it was very good.
Fried duck egg, with crispy pigs' ears, cured duck breast and Szechuan consomme
To be honest, I really did not like my entree. The pig's ears were nice and crispy, until they went into the consomme, then they became all soggy and unappetizing - I also wasn't sure how everything tied into together.
Assiette of Holmbrae free-range chicken with sweet corn and roasted king prawns
However, my main saved the day. It was brilliant! Juicy chicken and sweet corn are a match made in heaven.
Panfried mulloway fillet with octopus, chorizo, cous cous and saffron mayonnaise
A hearty and comforting dish, with tasty chorizo and the cous cous soaking up all the flavours.
Blanched green beans with almonds
An attempt at being healthy and getting a good dose of vegetables, and therefore balancing any effects of desserts to come.
A refreshing granita to cleanse the palate (the flavour escapes me!)
From memory, this dessert consisted of poached mandarin with honeycomb, crumble, basil & buttermilk sorbet
An interesting combination of flavours.
Banana creme brulee
Loved the presentation of this dish, instead of the ramekin that creme brulee usually comes in.
Banana toasted marshmallows - soft pillowy clouds, a lovely way to end the meal
Happy long weekend everyone!