Friday, 18 May 2012

More than its belly can

Chef Jean Francois opened his contemporary French Basque bistro in this sandstone terrace in Bourke Street, close to Taylor Square, in 2006. The terrace was built in 1852 and is heritage listed. Most of the wine on their extensive list is French, with just a couple of home-grown wines, perhaps for appearance's sake. The menu is restrained, but for mine, I would find it hard to go past the Redgate farm duck, with Medjool dates, and a hazelnut & radish sauce for $37.

Bon appetit!

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13 comments:

Rae Walter said...

Will need to add this one to my Sydney "to do" list Julie but I'll take a non meat option!

Prem said...

Looks like a fine place to check out, but for now I'll take the tour through your photos.

Jim said...

Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

Robert Geiss said...

Keeps body, mind and soul together.


Please have a good Friday.

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Louis la Vache said...

Francophile «Louis» would like to try this place!

Joan Elizabeth said...

With so many places to eat at I wonder how there are enough people to go round. But people are eating out more and more.

michael bird said...

Opened this up last night and it greeted me first thing this morning - the bottom photo - charmed me so early in the morning. Not quite ready for the duck and dates; a cup of tea maybe, with a little milk and sugar.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Definitely trying this one when we come over later in the year Julie, probably not the duck though!
btw thanks for your comment on my today's post, I really value your opinion.

raf said...

Looks and sounds inviting and the duck might get my vote, too. Yes, the bottom photo does has its allure.

Walk in New York said...

vraiment sympa ce restaurant basques Francais, En plus la gastronomie basques, c'est tres bon


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Lara Neusiedler @ Uproad said...

ah, how inspiring for a nice sunny weekend :)

Gemma Wiseman said...

A boutique restaurant with so much romantic charm! Love the enchanting streetscape presence!