Aren’t we such lucky people to live in a country with fabulous produce and talented chefs that can show it off? Our ingredients are so good that even Heston and Rene chose it to set up shop here for a while. I’ve travelled overseas quite a bit and can easily say that our chefs and restaurants compete on a global scale. So as the year winds up I thought I’d recap a few of my favourite dishes of 2015.
I’ll take the opportunity to wish you all happy holidays and a wonderful 2016. A big thanks to my little loyal band of readers and commenters, I’m truly chuffed that you’re here. So signing off for a few weeks until January, and will make my usual new year’s resolution of doing more exercise (well, even some exercise would be good).
So here are some dishes I’ve eaten this year I would go back for.
The ravioli at LuMi in Pyrmont. I’ve been a few times, and had a few different flavoured ravioli, and they are always superb. LuMi is one of the Sydney dining stars of 2015, no wonder it had a two hat debut.
The fish and pear salad at Khao Pla in Chatswood. Some very clever Thai going on here. Dodgy photo, great dish.
The Bronx Burger at Five Points in North Sydney. Its one of the better Sydney burgers, join the queue.
And straying from Sydney…..
The coppa desserts at Delarosa in San Francisco. You’ll find some lovely casual Italian at this popular neighbourhood eatery
Also in San Francisco, the morning bun (top right) at the famed Tartine Bakery. People queue for this and it wasn’t hard to figure out why. I saw the recipe and thought I’d could make it, but it would literally be quicker to fly to San Fran instead.
I also adored the soft shell crab souvlaki at street food serving Gazi