Late last month I was invited to a “Dinner on the run”, a progressive dinner organised by social concierge Lime & Tonic.
A progressive dinner is a bit like a pub crawl, except that it involves food in addition to the booze and that the after effects are not as painful! In addition to that, Lime & Tonic selects the best dishes of the restaurants and the only thing you have to worry about is rock up there and enjoy yourself. That night we were going to Sugarcane, Bar H and Longrain, all a stone’s throw away from each other in trendy Surry Hills.
Prawns on rice cakes & Som Tam with crispy pork
This week’s post has nothing to do with French food, but I couldn’t let this one pass, a great restaurant so close to where I live!
After months and months of walking past the old Dimitri’s building on Cleveland Street and wondering how it would all look like once the new owners, Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz from the famous Surry Hills tapas restaurant Bodega, would settle in, I finally had all my questions answered last week, after I found some eager carnivorous friends to have dinner at Porteño with me.
One of the things I missed most about France when I arrived here 6 years ago was good bread and croissants. I didn’t mind the rectangular loaves and toasts, but after a while I was really craving a good old crunchy baguette. I don’t want to mention the first croissants I came across, some horrible, tasteless dough molded into a vague croissant shape, bouark!
Back in January, my friends and I were looking at options for a nice dinner in Surry Hills for a post silly season catch-up. One of my friends had always been intrigued by A Table for 20, and it was decided we would book a table for the next few weeks.