Saturday, 29 September 2012

Assiette - Surry Hills, Sydney

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!

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4 comments:

Little black sheep said...

Oh you missed out on the oysters, they are pretty fantastic. We went there in Jan this year and had a great dining experience, lovely experience!

Helen (Grab Your Fork) said...

Banana toasted marshmallows sound like bliss, and i'm always impressed by a turned out brulee, although this often means it's a little firmer in texture in usual.

Vivian - vxdollface said...

I'm so confused because I remember hearing that they were shutting down but then it never closed :s they even announced a closing date on their twitter earlier this year! Either way, I'm really liking the sound of those marshmallows!

missklicious said...

Little black sheep - Aww, didn't know that the oysters were a must have!

Helen - It's always a welcome change, though you're probably right (now that I think about it) that it's firmer in texture.

Viv - That's what I thought as well! Strange.