Monday, 2 October 2017

12-Micron - Barangaroo, Sydney

12-Micron is a luxurious, yet relaxed and modern space with prime real estate on the Barangaroo waterfront. The restaurant showcases modern Australian cuisine, and the biggest selling point for me is the amazing dessert menu designed by Melbourne dessert master, Darren Purchese. 


Blueberry crush

There's a neat selection of interesting mocktails; I go with the blueberry crush, a refreshing combination of blueberry, lychee, rosemary, lemon and soda.

The menu is made to share, consisting of a variety of small and larger dishes. We opt for four savoury dishes to share, making sure that we save plenty of room for the star of the show, dessert. 

Lobster omelette

The lobster omelette was decadent; generous chunks of lobster wrapped in a silky thin layer of omelette.  I enjoyed the dish on it's own merit, however it felt like a mismatch for a fancy lunch, fitting more in the breakfast or brunch dish category.

Skull Island king prawn steamed buns

A lovely and light dish, the buns were filled with a grilled Skull Island king prawn, fish roe, tangy julienned green mango and a wasabi mayo.

Chicken, corn and potato

The roast chicken had a nice crisp skin and was served with charred baby corn in the husk and potatoes on the side. 

Paperbark baked vegetables

The baked vegetables had an excellent earthy flavour and pairs well with goats curd. My only gripe with this dish is the minuscule serving; it's not worth the price tag in my opinion. 

After the hit and miss savoury dishes, I'm looking forward to trying out the desserts. We were kindly offered the bar seats where we could watch the dessert action unfold.

Lemon tart

Coconut sago with passionfruit and mint

Petit fours

The desserts are spectacular and definitely remind me of the cakes at Burch and Purchese in Melbourne. It was fun to watch the desserts being made and seeing how many components and work go into one dish. Next time, I'll probably give the mains a miss and head straight to the dessert bar.

Ps: Don't sit at the dessert bar if you don't want to know how much cream and sugar goes into the desserts! 

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1 comment :

Bianca Squadrito said...

We had a so/so experience at 12 Micron! We wanted to love it but found the savouries mostly underwhelming and very expensive. The desserts, on the other hand, were incredible. I'd probably go back for the dessert dego but I'd be hesitant to give part with my money for a full meal.