Saturday, 4 February 2012

The Fern - Redfern, Sydney

I always seem to miss the special voucher deals for the bargain degustations, so I jumped at the chance when I saw this deal for an 8 course degustation at The Fern

The lovely Creamy Middles and I met up last Friday after work to partake in degustation goodness.  Luckily the rain held out, which made the walk down to Redfern possible. 

The decor has an electic/mismatched feel and when asked where we'd like to sit, we weigh up the options and choose a spot near the front for maximum lighting. 

A fruity red wine sangria is a nice start to the meal... I was starving by this point so I was very happy when the food started coming out.

Olive bread - not the world's greatest fan of olives, but it was really nice

We dubbed this course the 'pickled stuff' which was exactly what it was - the cauliflower was refreshing and crunchy, but the rest of the dish remained largely untouched. 

Luckily the rest of the courses were fantastic:

Wagyu oxtail empanadas - these were heavenly!

Grilled cuban corn 

- You can't go wrong with corn, especially smothered in chilli salt, cheese and a squeeze of lime.

Falafels - deliciously crunchy falafel

Sardines on toast with horseradish cream and capers

Gnocchi with mushroom sauce - perfect comfort food, soft pillows of gnocchi in a lovely creamy mushroom based sauce. We were struggling by the end of this dish though, and was glad dessert was next up.

And for the grand finale: Churros!!

I'm definitely keen to go back and try out the other tapas dishes as they sound delicious!

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Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

Wow - had no idea they do food like this as I've only ever had brekky here...

MissPiggy said...

We bought this voucher too, as I'm a voucher junkie. The food sounds great...can't wait for our booking date to roll around.

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems said...

Felafels and gnocchi are two of my most favourite things ever. I had a sweet potato gnocchi at a local organic restaurant and it was one of the nicest meals ever :)

Corrina said...

Yum that all looks delish, esp the corn and the churros! xx

sugarpuffi said...

noooo i missed out! the cuban corn looks soooooo good!

missklicious said...

Tina - The menu looks quite good for dinner - tapas style dishes

MissPiggy - Ooh, love vouchers too! It's a great way to try out new places.

Australian Fashion Review Blog - Gems - gnocchi is one of those things when done well is very nice, but can be quite disappointing when it's not! I really enjoyed the fern's version.

Corrina - Can't go wrong with corn, and churros :)

sugarpuffi - It was good! They have it on their regular menu too

mashi said...

Yum, your review makes me want to go there right now haha
Sounds like a great place to share food with friends.