I had loads of great eats in February. Having to narrow the list down proved to be quite the challenge.
I was invited to the launch of plant-based, fine dining Bondi restaurant, The Plant Gallery. If you had any notions about raw food being dull, this place is sure to change your mind. The menu features bright and colourful Peruvian-inspired dishes. I may have sampled the date caramel and cocoa cream dessert twice because it was THAT good.
Having never been to Argentinian restaurant Porteño in Surry Hills (I wrongly assumed it was purely for a meat-loving audience) friends took me there for dinner and I was happily surprised to learn that around 60% of the menu is vegetarian. You guys, that’s MORE THAN HALF!! Note to self: Always check the menu instead of assuming a place isn’t veg-friendly.
We had a bit of everything for the centre of the table so we could share. My absolute favourite was the fried brussels sprouts with lentils and mint. I will definitely be eating here again.
Da Mario in Rosebery had been on my wish list for the longest time so I’m chuffed I finally got to tick it off the list. We went with pizzas, sharing a classic margherita, potato and rosemary and the highlight for me (and as suggested by the waiter as the most popular veg option) was the tomato-based eggplant pizza loaded with smoked mozzarella. If you’re after thin, authentic Italian pizzas, this is the place to be.
It’s been a couple of years since my first visit to Wild Pear Cafe in Dural, when I didn’t have the most amazing experience. I was keen to try again because it gets such a good wrap and the dishes look great.
We waited about 10 minutes for a table at around 11am on Saturday and ordered two dishes to share – one savoury and one sweet. The mushrooms on toast were great but the brioche French toast with figs, lemon curd and pistachios were the hit. Both dishes were very generous and I’m glad we shared as I don’t know if I could have managed one to myself.
So friends, did you have any memorable eats in February? Hit me up with your favourites.
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