Saturday, December 10, 2011

Review: Bel Mondo, The Rocks

December is simply filled to the brim with events and I had the good fortune of heading to Bel Mondo with a group of female engineers for a business lunch. Unfortunately I was too engaged in conversation to remember to take a picture of the dining room, a dark wood affair encased in a traditional Sydney stone building.

The meal we chose was a 5 Course Degustation, though being a work lunch we opted to order minimal wine rather than drink with every course - I had meetings to go back to after all!

They're currently doing a special that makes business lunches very affordable for a much higher class of food than the usual "red wine and steak" affairs one generally eats with clients. 2 courses $55, 3 courses $72, 5 course degustation $95 (with wines $145). I would definitely recommend this as a place to take your valued clients at the end of the year.

Amuse bouche: Basil Veloute

Tomato and basil consomme with Alaskan King crab, sweet corn and asparagus

Carpaccio of beef with saute mushrooms, wild rocket and shaved pecorino

Fillet of Cone Bay Barramundi with vanilla pomme puree, shaved fennel salad and sauce vierge

Slow cooked lamb shoulder with pea and mint risotto, caramelised garlic and honey puree.

Palate cleanser: Ruby grapefruit granita

Coconut and lychee panna cotta with macerated strawberries and freeze dried mandarin 

A nod to the staff for handling dietary requirements very well. Also a nod to my new phone the HTC Evo 3D which I am now using for food photographs as it now comes with dual 5MP high quality lenses and the added bonus of auto upload to Picasa via Google+

Bel Mondo

Formal dining, modern Australian
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Gloucester Walk
Sydney NSW 2000
Phone +61 2 9241 3700 ‎

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