Saturday, June 26, 2010

Assiette, Surry Hills

Today is a special day for Chef S who has been here in Sydney for a year. We are going to Assiette to celebrate. Assiette opens for lunch only on a Friday. We have planned this awhile ago and so anticipate this day to come!

We met at the Central Station and walking our way to the restaurant. The restaurant is situated at the corner and there is nothing fancy outside this restaurant. We were seated at the corner of this tiny restaurant. The open kitchen seems to be unbelievably small.

While we are waiting for another guest to come, we read the menu for their special 3 courses lunch. At first sight, it does not seems to be attractive. However, its a la cart menu seems more interesting. For the price of this 3 courses menu, we all give it a try! :) 

For each course, there is two choices. We picked our own selection. We ended up trying everything off the menu for the date.

 Jerusalem Artichoke with Braised Lamb & Seasoned Chantilly

First the Jerusalem artichoke with braised lamb and seasoned Chantilly to arrive. It is a soup dish. It did not give me the surprise I was hoping for. 

 Thai-Style Fish Cake with Herb Salad & Chilli Dressing

Follow the Thai-Style fish cake with herb salad and chilli dressing. We were talking about whether to be adventurous to try something different? I guess we should follow our gut feeding! :O

Braised Chicken Thigh with Pomme Puree, Mushrooms, Pickling Onions and Bacon

Another adventurous dish to come, braised chicken thigh with pomme puree, mushrooms, pickling onions and bacon. This is to my surprise the chicken is juicy and tender. The puree is so creamy. It is a very nice dish!

Salt Cod Risotto with Pea Mousse and Spring Onion

The salt cod risotto with pea mousse and spring onion. The cod still has a sweetness taste to it. The risotto cooked to it perfection! 

 Quince and Apple Crumble with Vanilla Ice-Cream

Finally the most important dish to come... desserts!!!! I have ordered quince and apple crumble with vanilla ice-cream. The crumble is so nutty and feel like I am having my breakfast cereals. :p

Cheesecake with Passionfruit Ice-Cream

The cheesecake with passionfruit ice-cream is unbelievably taste so great! The cheesecake just melted in your mouth. There is the right balance of the sourness from the passionfruit. This is the most memorable dish I have eaten! :)

We were talking about whether you will come back to a restaurant is whether the dessert at the end of the day will end on a high note. This one is definitely ended on a high note!

48 Albion Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Phone (02) 9212 7979

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