This was definitely a memorable night with the lovely girls vxdollface (+ bf) sugarpuffi & idreaminchoc - previous dinner plans did not work out as our mission to Porteno was aborted when we saw the massive line snaking outside the door when we drove past just after 6pm.
What happened next was a frantic blur of searching on iphones for a place to eat, and what felt like a million 'we are fully booked' phone calls, until we magically got a call back from The Devonshire. It was meant to be!
Mirror, mirror on the wall...
The a-la-carte menu, we went for the degustation option
Salt fish brandade with house made grissini - this dip was amazingly good
Bread with salted butter and honey butter... both were really good, I loved the honey butter!
Confit pear and onion tart fine, gorgonzola and wild rocket
Scallop, squid, celeriac, pomegranate and golden raisins
Bonito, katchumba salad, pakoras, curry sauce and rice foam
This was the alternative dish to the rabbit ravilo - potato gnocchi with pine mushrooms, parmesan and peas
Macleay valley rabbit raviolo, pine mushrooms, tarragon and spinach
Bangalow pork loin and shoulder, pumpkin, prunes and apple
Pineapple pudding, ice cream and soup
Bittersweet chocolate pave, chocolate sorbet and chocolate ice cream
My favourite dish would probably have to be the pork or scallop (though the tart was amazing too!) I found the curry sauce in the bonito to be quite overpowering, and didn't really match well with everything else. Other than that, I really enjoyed all the dishes, and I think the degustation here is excellent value for what you get.
I'll definitely be back for the devonshire creme brulee! I was eyeing it off the a-la-carte menu but unfortunately it wasn't part of the degustation.
Cute tea cup with the bill
204 Devonshire Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
Ph: 02 9698 9427