Saturday night was a highly anticipated dinner at Etch Dining. I couldn't resist after all the awesome pictures from all the food blogs, and made myself a booking - I was especially looking forward to the desserts (hello, caramel date tart and lolly tray!)
I wore my new Camilla & Marc thistle frock, with all the pretty floaty layers, Alannah Hill puffy sleeved blazer, black opaques, and Tony Bianco poetic ankle boots.
Arriving at Etch - I love the quirky decor - think pretty wallpaper, luxurious ottomans, and funky frames.
I already had a fair idea of what I wanted before I arrived, but the specials sounded quite nice as well!
Bread - wonderfully soft and moreish bread with dipping oil
I always judge a restaurant on whether they offer you all the water options ie: the usual still or sparkling, AND tap. I hate wanky places that pressure you into paying you for water, or don't offer the option - and give a snooty look when you ask for tap. Thank goodness Etch isn't one of these places, and I couldn't fault the service. It was friendly and attentive, and I really enjoyed the casual feel of the restaurant.
Peach keen cocktail - Bombay sapphire, Rose, French Earl Grey & Peach, they have quite a list of delicious sounding cocktails, I had a hard time picking!
Caramelised pork head, roasted prawn, pickled rhubard, kholrabi puree
This was my entree, and I loved the pretty presentation
I had entree envy though - Pan roasted Queensland scallops, cauliflower puree, bhaji and curry oil, the scallops were perfection and I loved the bhaji too, wish this was my entree!
Roasted sirloin, daube of beef, spinach, carrot, red wine jus
Provencal potatoes, aged prosciutto, smoked garlic mayonaise - My kind of dish! Potatos, prosciutto + mayo, yum!
Crusted sea bream, Jerusalem artichoke barigoule, trompette puree
Dessert time - As mentioned earlier, I decided what I wanted already =D
Caramel date tart
With Earl Grey tea syrup and burnt butter icecream - one word, DELICIOUS is all you need to know
Etch lolly tray - such a cute concept, and I love the idea of having 4 desserts in one! hehe
62 Bridge Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: (02) 9247 4777