67. Let’s Do Dessert ’14 @ Signorelli Gastronomia (Good Food Month)

A friend and I visited Momofuku Seiobo at The Star in Pyrmont for the Momofuku Ssam Bar 2007 Hat’s Off Dinner which I have decided to skip reviewing for the moment since the offer has already expired (13-18 Oct). I want to churn out reviews on what is still on offer first. Only 6 days left, eep! So for the night’s dessert (16 Oct), we decided to try The Vertical Garden at Signorelli Gastronomia. It sounded super interesting and it was only a few minutes away from The Star. As usual, it was $20 per person.

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Location: Ground Floor of Accenture/Google Building, 48 Trouton Place, Pyrmont NSW 2009 (opposite Metcalfe Park – diagonally across the road from The Star)

GFM Dessert Hours: 8pm-10pm Thurs, Fri & Sat from 1-31 Oct

Phone: (02) 8571 0616 (FYI, you can’t book for this dessert. You rock up on the night and put your name down on the waiting list)

Website: http://signorelli.com.au/ || http://sydney.goodfoodmonth.com/details?deal=504568

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66. Let’s Do Lunch ’14 @ The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room (Good Food Month)

“Oysters to start, followed by our famous crab linguini or mushroom gnocchi.”

That got my attention good. After browsing through the Let’s Do Lunch offers (again), my colleague and I decided to venture a little further away for lunch last Friday (17 Oct) to The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room. Both of the pasta items offered are on their normal menu for $28 (Lingini) and $25 (Gnocci) but pairing it with 3 Oysters and a drink brought it up to $38 which I thought was alright in value.

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Location: 225 George Street, Sydney 2000 NSW

GFM Lunch Hours: 12pm-3pm everyday from 1-31 Oct

Phone: (02) 9247 6744

Website: http://themorrison.com.au/ || http://sydney.goodfoodmonth.com/details?deal=397067

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65. Let’s Do Lunch ’14 @ Glass Brasserie (Good Food Month)

Glass Brasserie has been on my to-visit list for quite a while now. Before the dessert at Sofitel, my friend and I planned to have dinner at Glass Brasserie but because we tried booking on the day, we missed out on a table. The following Tuesday, a colleague and I decided to go for another Good Food Month experience so after some deliberation about which ones were closest to us (a few sounded really good but they were so far), we settled on Glass Brasserie for Let’s Do Lunch because we could easily bus it there. I was so excited! All Let’s Do Lunch meals are $38.

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Location: Level 2, 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 (Inside the Hilton Hotel)

GFM Lunch Hours: 12pm-2:30pm Mon-Fri between 1-31 Oct

Phone: (02) 9265 6068

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64. Let’s Do Dessert ’14 @ Sofitel Sydney Wentworth (Good Food Month)

I’ve been terrible at blogging consistently. Terrible luck too. The day I wanted to update, I accidentally spilled water all over my laptop. Sigh. Anyway, after breakfast at The Q on Harris, my next Good Food stop was dessert at Sofitel Sydney on the following Wednesday, 8 October 2014. All Let’s Do Desserts are $20 each experience. Booking in advance where possible is definitely recommended.

Last year Sofitel’s Let’s Do Dessert, the Crepe Suzette, had a very strong alcoholic taste which left me running next door to Azuma Japanese Restaurant but this year Sofitel is offering a selection of three pastries, the Paris-Brest, chocolate choux and choux a la creme, so I was keen. I love puff pastry and fresh cream.

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Location: 61-101 Phillip Street, Sydney 2000

GFM Lunch Hours: Oct 1-31 9pm-11pm

Phone: (02) 9228 9188

Website: http://sofitelsydney.com.au/ || http://sydney.goodfoodmonth.com/details?deal=405636
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63. The Q on Harris @ Ultimo (Good Food Month’s Breakfast Club)

In the excitement and spirit of Good Food Month (Sydney), a colleague of mine and I decided to spontaneously hit up new local cafe (since Jan 2014), The Q on Harris, who had decided to take part in The Breakfast Club. All brekkies featured in The Breakfast Club are $20 and I’m pretty sure each and every one of the 17 cafes listed created that one dish uniquely for this month.

This meal was from last Thursday 2 October but it’s still very relevant because it will be available all month! This is worth trying for the egg dome and salmon rillettes – yum! This should only be offered until 12pm (or so The Q on Harris were told) but it’s until 3pm according to the Good Food Month website, they will be more than happy to make it for you. We rocked up at around 1:15pm specifically for this and it was all G :) Hooray for breakfast during lunch!

EDIT 09/10/2014: Okay, so I just heard that we were supposed to get a complimentary macaron with our meal but didn’t. -.-” hmph. But to be fair, they didn’t have this exclusive pork floss macaron yet back when I visited.

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Location: 597 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007, Australia

Hours: 7am-4:30pm everyday according to Urbanspoon (according to their website it’s 8am-3pm)

Phone: (02) 8597 3527

Website: http://theqcoffee.com/

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62. Made in Italy Trattoria @ Pyrmont

A few weeks ago I had some serious pizza cravings which I pushed onto a bunch of friends in the form of a suggestion over a good catch-up dinner. Lucky for me, no one minded as long as it wasn’t Criniti’s (not because it’s bad but because we’ve been too many times), so upon a friend’s recommendation we went to Made in Italy Trattoria. Located in Pyrmont, it’s a bit far from public transport but it was worth it and I’m already planning my next visit!

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Location: G01/55 Miller Street, Pyrmont NSW 2009 Australia

Hours: 8am-10:30pm Weekdays; 5pm-10pm Weekends

Phone: (02) 9518 7555

Website: http://madeinitaly.com.au/new2/trattoria/

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61. Busshari Authentic Japanese @ Potts Point

Just over two weeks ago two friends and I decided to check out an authentic Japanese restaurant called Busshari located in Potts Point. We were all feeling a little under the weather because two of us fell victim to the cold that week while the other had her hay fever acting up, but overall it was a night of good food and good company. We ordered quite a bit between the three of us and I think the waiter was probably going ‘errrr…’ in his head as he wrote down our orders but all was G. We demolished everything but instead we stayed there for a good 3-4 hours :P The ambiance was quite nice.

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Location: 119 Macleay Street, Potts Point NSW 2011 Australia (It’s about a 5 minute walk from Kings Cross Station)

Hours: 6pm-11pm Mon-Sat

Phone: (02) 9357 4555

Website: www.busshari.com.au

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60. The Grumpy Barista @ Petersham

On a sunny but cold Saturday afternoon in the middle of July (yeah, I’m a taaaaaad behind…), my friend and I decided to hit up The Grumpy Barista. Represented by the cutest moustache, this place that took the recent cronut craze to a whole new level by introducing cronut’s with chocolate injections! Novel, but creatively alluring.

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Location: 110 Audley Street, Petersham NSW 2049

Hours: 7am-3pm Mon-Sat

Website (FB): The Grumpy Barista

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Happy Mid-Autumn Festival!

Just going to quickly spam a few mooncake photos ;) White lotus paste with double yolk all the way <3

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This photo fails to properly represent how pretty the moon is tonight but it felt like I needed a picture of the moon (or at least an attempted one) to finish off this quick post. May the moon shine particularly brightly over you all tonight :)

Also, Happy Chuseok to those in Korea and Happy Tsukimi to those in Japan!!

:)

CJ

PS. I started a new blog focusing on travel! Check it out if you like! https://brokenhana.wordpress.com/

59. Four Ate Five @ Surry Hills

‘485’ -> ‘Four Ate Five’ is an ingenious play on words but who knew it was also the influence of their address on 485 Crown Street in Surry Hills?! I thought they were simply being punny but that NextLevel-ness :O So much :O Don’t mind me, I’m easily amused…

Anyway, the opportunity to visit came along when my friend and I missed out on a lot of the baked goods at the Flour Market which we painstakingly woke up ‘early’ for on the Saturday of August 2nd. We arrived and joined the line that curved around corners at around 10 and yeah, lesson learns –  we need get in line about 2 hours earlier next time… That aside, Four Ate Five aptly satisfied our Saturday morning hunger.

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Location: 485 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010

Hours:  7am-3:30pm Mon-Fri; 7:30pm-3:30pm Sat & 9:30am-2:30pm Sun

Phone: (02) 9698 6485

Website: http://fouratefive.com/

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