By me writing this post, it may mislead some of you to think I have been to Sydney recently. Embarrassingly, no, I have not been to Sydney recently! These are photos have been in my drafts since our trip last year. Never mind, the point of Photo Sundays is to share my photos that never made it to a “proper” blog post.
My brother suggested this restaurant and I had read about it on a few Sydney food bloggers blogs so I was interested in trying it. At the time, they had a very reasonably priced degustation menu, but as there were four of us dining, we figured we would be better off ordering a different entrée and main each and we could end up having a mini 8 course degustation if we shared everything. It was like a production line (or should I say eating line), where everyone ate a quarter of the dish, then passed it on!
I took a photo of the menu at the time of our visit so I remember what we had, but some of the menu descriptions didn’t match the dish that was placed in front of us. I guess when restaurants have to do that, most diners wouldn’t realise because the menus have been taken away and they might not remember the secondary ingredients of the dish they ordered. I like to know the descriptions of what I’m eating… I think it heightens the experience.
Outside Etch Restaurant
The beautiful interior of Etch
Crispy spiced duck, watermelon, cucumber, black bean vinaigrette $22 (entrée)
Caramelised pork belly, confit prawn, pea, radish $21 (entrée)
Marinated Hiramasa kingfish, carrot escabeche, Champagne vinaigrette $21 (entrée)
Ballotine of free range chicken, peas, crispy gnocchi, sweet corn veloute $32 (main)
Local sea bream, crumbed scampi, fennel puree, citrus a la Grecque $31 (main)
Flathead, Serrano ham, parsnip puree, potato fondant, jus gras $33 (main)
Roasted short rib of beef, spinach, glazed royal blues, horseradish $34 (main)
Provencal potatoes, aged prosciutto, smoked garlic mayonnaise $9 (side) – OMG, what genius potatoes!! So good!
Caramel date tart, burnt butter ice cream, Earl grey tea syrup $15
Etch lolly tray $15
Over & Out, April xx