Ello boys and girls~how was your Easter break? I would say 3 of my 5 days of holiday was spent sleeping and the other 2 on eating and watching tv...or both at the same time :D Hope yours was much more productive than mine but I can definitely say that I caught up on my sleep and totally reversed my day around aka, sleeping at 6am and waking at 6pm...*cough*
I've been writing this post ever since the 20th but work was just hectic before Easter, then I slept through my holidays and after Easter was hectic again :( It's better late than never right?
I've read many blog posts about Baroque Bistro Patisserie but never had the time or opportunity to visit. Going to La Renaissance (yet to blog about that) for dessert definitely made my will to dine there ever most strongly. So! The opportunity came up when we decided to close the office on Saturday and go out to eat. Had a little debate over Cafe Ish and Baroque Bistro and the latter won.
Pineapple and Cranberry Juice
I love the cerise pink colour of this juice! This is not on the menu but my mum just like to make other people's lives difficult. They were happy to make a special mix by her request and I think they got the ratio just right with a slightly sweet and refreshingly sour taste.
Chai Latte $4.50
I always go gaga over fancy stuff they do on top of my drink. The heart is just so cute and I can't bare to ruin it. I sipped carefully, trying to retain its shape but then my mum (who also likes to ruin everything) took a massive gulp and it was GONE! :( That was pretty much the most exciting stuff that happened to me that day since my life is so boring.
Fresh Baguettes with Olive Oil (Complimentary)
A bowl of fluffy fresh baguettes with olive oil was brought to our table while we waited for our food. Oh the evil baguettes! We ate so much of it that we didn't manage to finish our mains let alone have room for dessert which I was really looking forward to :(
Half Dozen of Sydney Rock Oysters with Eschallot Vinaigrette $3.50 ea
Can never go past super fresh and chilled oysters with vinaigrette!
Plate of House Made Charcuterie $16
Clockwise from left: Bangalow pork terrine, saucisson, pickles, prosciutto and pork rillettes.
A thick thick slab of pork terrine, slices of saucisson, multiple shavings of prosciutto and super fat scoop of pork rillettes. You have to admit that pigs is a magical animal<3 This is my porkie heaven.
Kingfish Ceviche, Shaved Organic Vegetables, Avocado and Basil $19
My favourite dish of the day as it had super fresh pieces of kingfish with its refreshing sour taste and plated beautifully with colourful shaved vegetables.
Steak Frites with House Rose Wine $25 (Saturday Special)
A 300 day pure angus sounds good with fries and drink! This one is only avaliable on Saturdays so don't come on other days if you want this lol! The steak is cooked perfectly with it being prettily pink in the center. It came with a huge pile of chippies and we had to save the ones under the steak cause it was getting a bit soggy from the eschallot jus but the rest was yummy and crispy :D Oh and it also comes with a glass of house red/rose wine for lunch which is quite a nice deal for $25.
12 Hour Confit Shoulder of Lamb, Eggplant, Snowpea, Rosemary and Lamb Glaze $29
A nice confit of lamb that appears to be really tough but is actually quite tender.
Fruits De Mer $25
I love the name of the dish as fruits de mer is French for 'fruits of the sea'. It is a seafood dish that is traditionally made from cooked and raw shellfish. The version at Baroque added in rock fish and was served warm which was very interesting as I was expecting it to be cold...even ice cold!
Baroque Bistro Bar Patisserie
Baroque Bistro Bar Patisserie
Location: 88 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday 12pm - late, Sunday 12pm - 4:30pm
Phone: 02 9241 4811Website: http://www.baroquebistro.com.au/