A couple of days off can only mean one thing: Food Crawl!! Load your wallet, wear elastic-wasited dress jeans, make sure the SLR memory card is empty and mates that have conversation that won't end in awkward silence after prolonged exposure (and can handle their wine).
Let's start with @ Manta Restaurant with mixed oysters; Clare De Lune, Bateman's Bay; Coffin Bay Pacifics; Sydney Rocks from forgotten location. Nothing beats a freshly shucked oyster... Except 3 different kinds of freshly shucked oysters.
House-made fries with black truffle, parmegianno regianno - ohh, the sexiness.
A whopping 1.5kg 5+ Wagyu rib eye on the bone w/ bone marrow and field mushrooms
Steamed blood orange pudding w/ lemon curd ice cream - needed something light after all that heaby meatness and truffleness.
Next, it's off the a fellow chef's house for more steak...
...with roasted veg, "Chef's Salad" (Beetroot, green beans, honey-glazed carrots) and of course cafe de paris!
Then for 2nd dinner, to the dark dens of El Bulli, Surry Hills: 6 tapas to share and Paella!
...And Churros with Dulce de Leche! Needed the Spanish chocolate and honey nougat ice cream from Subsolo; mmmmm...
Then it was time to get up for brunch at the Alliance Francaise Centre for some Parsley soup...
...And Cassoulet (if it had garlic breadcrumbs it would have been the best one I've ever tasted).
Finished it with Citron Muelle-Fuille
A stopover @ David Jones Foodhall oyster bar for more Sydney Rocks and Chandon NV Rose
Then head over to Lunch at:
To have some crumbed lamb brains with a corn fritter and fennel and broad bean salad
Blue Eye on Mussel broth, potato gnocchi and (more) broad beans
Duck confit with beetroot puree, baby spring onions, braised red cabbage
And now I am broke, but happy and full. Stomach can take more, but probably should have cut down on the wine consumption...
SO FULL BUT OH SO GOOD!
Care to join me next time? Up for the challenge? Let me know.