Now, this happened a while ago when the weather was still warm but after a crazy weekend, I'm now sick at home on a Monday. Cause of that, I can now peacefully write up my blog, tactically hold my icecream in my mouth while typing and painfully spurting out a few coughs and sneezes at the same time. Don't judge.
The lovely Miss J is a carnivore and was hyped up in ordering the 'Boys Lunch' which was bombarded with meaty goodness but she doesn't like lamb so in the end, ordered the 'Ladies Lunch' with us.
For $55pp, we got the following:
Sangria (or you can choose a glass of Rose)
Pan Seared Calamari, Rocket, White Beans and Chilli with Saffron Aioli
The calamari had this lovely smokey flavour which I enjoyed very much and coupling it with the saffron aioli was perfect.
Sydney Rock Oyster with Lemon and Vinegar Condiments
Sadly we only got one oyster each. I want moreeeee, Moreeee!!
Aged Goat Tartlete, Caramelised Onion and Roasted Beetroot
Loved every bit of this but the pastry was the best with its super fluffiness and crispiness. Sadly this tart was shared amongst two people. I could've easily demolished it all myself.
Blanched Asparagus, Salted Ricotta, Pinenuts, Salsa Verde and Lemon
Ok, the little green squiggles of salsa verde doesn't look very appetising and it resembled tiny catepillars in my opinion but don't let it put you off! It tasted great! The crispy asparagus, smooth salted ricotta, crunchy pinennuts, zesty salsa verde and a hint of sourness from the lemon eaten together was oh so good.
Spinach and Potato Gnocchi, Woodside Goats Curd, Kalamata Olives and Pinenuts
Another ill looking dish but the dishes at Pony really like to surprise you with their flavours. After the tiny entrees, I was still very very hungry but this really filled me up in the end. Looking past the weird green coloured gnocchi, it was soft and fluffy with a melt in your mouth texture. 'Don't judge a book by it's cover'. Agreed.
Leaf Salad, Avocado and Grape Tomatoes
This salad is the side dish of the gnocchi. It was great for neutralising the heavy gnocchi.
Chef's Dessert Tasting Platter
A platter of creme brulee, two scoops of vanilla icecream, four chocolate brownies, four biscottis and trifle.
Hum...are you sure? We have four people here and why do we only have ONE creme brulee and ONE trifle? I hailed the waitress to ask and she said that's what we get for four people. So does that mean for two people, you only get half a brulee and trifle? I'm not impressed at all.
Four raspberries and four wedges of figs on top of a trifle = for four people?
Pony Dining and Lounge
Location: Corner of Kendall Lane and Argyle Street, The Rocks, Sydney NSW 2000
Opening Hours: Open Daily for Lunch 12pm - 3pm, Dinner 6pm - Late
Phone: 02 9252 7797