Thursday, January 21, 2010

misleading platter pricing @ Wildfire

If the menu reads like this:

Wildfire Assiette $18 per person
six intense miniature desserts (minimum 2 persons)

and you order "for two", how many mini desserts do you think you get?
If you guessed twelve, you're wrong. 
Which is a pity, really.
Why not just price the plate at $36 and less patrons less ripped-off when they see the bill?


 Gone Nutino Souffle
nutino - hazlenut chocolate souffle, gianduja bombe, baileys-kahlua foam


Wildfire Assiette
(From memory) mini doughnut balls with raspberry injection
coconut and mango jelly with coconut and white chocolate ball
some nougat, florentine type item
petit fours
ice-cream and chocolate cake

I am sure that last description did not do that dessert justice. Nor did its pricing method.

Wildfire Restaurant
Ground Level, Overseas Passenger Terminal
Circular Quay West, Sydney 2000
02 8273 1222

Spoon service and Kanetani tribute @ Pier

We heard Katrina Kanetani (of MasterChef fame) was leaving Pier so we rushed to get a table. Turns out she wasn't leaving for a while but oh well... no harm done.


How much cutlery does it take to eat a dessert? And what is that pointy thing on the right?

Lemon Olive Oil Ice Cream with Fig Cream Gaufrettes
pine nut puree, lemon puree


'Nayarit' Milk Chocolate Jelly
pineapple sphere, tonka bean pannacotta, liquid sable
 Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
goats curd powder, ash, chestnut crumble, white chocolate yoghurt

(I think it was peach and i'm fairly sure it was delicious)

 Pier Restaurant
594 New South Head Rd

Rose Bay NSW 2029
02 9327 6561

Visited in December 2009

The good, creamy stuff @ Toko

fig and ginger pudding
poached figlettes caramelised over a hot ginger pudding, served with a dulce de leche anglaise $14.80 

 san shu brulee
trio of creme brulees made with seasonal produce 14.80

 toko annin pannacotta
layers of almond pannacotta and passionfruit jelly served with gonka bean ice-cream and mochi $13.20

some food pron, after the jump




Don't talk to me about calories. I know of no such thing.

Toko Surry Hills
90 Crown St
Surry Hills NSW 2010

02 9357 610

Unpretentious and delicious gelato @ Glace

I have decided that I will no longer 'review' food for a number of reasons. The first being that I am not qualified, and the second being that I do not want to destroy my eating experiences with the arduous hassle of taking notes and agonizing over wording and comparison.

I like images, they are usually less devious (at least with my very average point and shoot digital camera!)

In a Sartorialist-inspired direction, I will strive to just post photos and descriptions. No commentary. Well, maybe a little...


Green apple and Guava

They have a big range of flavours you can pre-order, including Gin & Tonic sorbet (!)


Ice-cream sandwich


Glace Ice Creams and Sorbet
27 Marion Street
Leichhardt NSW 2040
02 9569 3444

Tuesday to Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 3pm
Closed Monday

Note: Visited in November 2009