My mum recently came up to Sydney for a Sunday visit and I wanted to pick somewhere nice for lunch - frantically trying to find somewhere that was actually open on a Sunday was a challenge, until I remembered walking past Quarter Twenty One once before on a Sunday and it was open.
Quarter Twenty One is a nice cosy restaurant located on Level 5 of Westfield Sydney. The focus is on local and in season produce - 'food for the soul' being their motto.
The staff were very friendly and chatty - a pleasant start to the meal.
To start off with - complimentary bread, which came with a side dish of the most delicious whipped butter (I could have eaten it by the spoonful... I later spotted it at the store, but didn't buy it just it case I'd be tempted to haha)
To begin - couldn't go past the beef tartare with grilled toast, quail eggs and mustard
The tartare mixture was packed full of flavour and more toast would have been welcome, but nonetheless it was a nice start to the meal.
Slow cooked poussin, cracked pepper spaetzle, sweet corn, prosciutto, basil and vin jaune
I was really impressed with the flavours of this dish, I love anything with corn, and prosciutto is always delicious so this one was a winner!
Roast skate wing, scallop and crab stuffed courgette flower, fennel & noilly prat
If mains were anything to go by, I had high expectations for the dessert!
Dessert definitely did not disappoint. Everything sounded amazing on the menu and I had a hard time narrowing it down to these two choices:
Mango and passionfruit bombe, macadamia, yoghurt sorbet
This was the bomb! (lame pun intended haha) my favourite dish of the day.
Souffle du jour - apple and pistachio was the flavour of the day
Petit fours accompanying coffee and tea
Will definitely be back to try out more, desserts especially!