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!!