Sunday, 21 October 2012

BLACK By Ezard, The Star


BLACK by ezard
http://www.blackbyezard.com.au/
The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont NSW
+61 2 9657 9109

Bread:
Complimentary brioche was melt in your mouth delicious. One of the best complimentary breads I've had.

Brioche

Entrees:
- Oysters freshly opened yuzu and wakame jelly ($12)
- Organic Farm Egg potato cream, iberico jamon, herb salad ($25)
- Beef Tartare heirloom beets, spiced herb mayonnaise, mustard ice cream, puffed wild rice ($25)

Clockwise: oysters, organic farm egg, beef tartare

The oysters were fresh. Wasn't a huge fan of the topping and sauces. Prefer just freshly squeezed lemon I think.

The organic farm egg was divine. Crunchy on top and perfectly cooked flowing egg yolk beneath. Could definitely eat more of this.

Neither my dining companion nor I liked the beef tartare. We struggled to finish this which is a shame as I don't really like being wasteful, especially when it comes to food.

Main:
(I got a bit too excited when the meat arrived and dug in, forgetting to take a pic first... hence the messy plate)

Wagyu Trio MBS 9+ Rumpcap Striploin Flatiron ($170)
Rumpcap was too salty.

Striploin was so delicious. Near perfect pieces of melt in your mouth beef.

They kindly carved it into nice little bite size pieces for you.

Sides:

Mushrooms ragout, fine herbs, golden pastry ($10), Wood grilled vegetables romesco sauce ($10), Mushroom sauce ($7)

The mushrooms were hidden under the puff pastry. Interesting presentation. Pretty fun to eat.

The wood grilled vegetables were ok, wasn't a huge fan of the sauce but you know... order vegetables to feel a little healthier.

Mushroom sauce came in a cool mini saucepan container. Fun :D Not that we needed any sauce or even salt for the steak. It was already flavoured.

Dessert:

Chocolate warm couverture ganache, dulce de leche ice cream, peanut butter mousse ($23)
It was a nice little chocolate sphere placed grandly infront of you on the table. Then they pour hot chocolate onto the ball so it melts right in front of your eyes. Quite a spectacle.

My dining companion didn't like peanut butter... and the entire thing was peanut butter flavoured so that meant more for me :p

Order this if you love chocolate and peanut butter.

Final Thoughts:

- Expensive ($282 for 2), even given the quality of the food, service and views

- Would go back just for the brioche, farm egg and striploin

- Somewhere you'd save for a special occasion

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