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Good Foodstuff Manual 2022 NSW: The It List

Fine Sydney diners at the leading of their activity.

Bentley Cafe

Welcome to good eating, the 2022 edition. Where anything is just that very little much more comforting. Wherever slivers of tender kangaroo meat may well be chargrilled tableside and placed on puffy, yielding minimal naan. Where by tacos, infused with kelp and crammed with Balmain bug, appear finished with cape gooseberry, Yarra Valley trout roe and shreds of shiso leaf. We won’t be able to wait to go again.

27 O’Connell St, Sydney, 02 8214 0505, thebentley.com.au

Bentley Cafe and Bar. Picture: James Brickwood

Firedoor

Welcome to wood-fuelled fantastic eating. Number of can bend elements so perfectly to their will as chef Lennox Hastie. Marvel as he can take a marron, splits it in two, and gently teases the sweet flesh above flames till it truly is just-set. Or wraps the head of a Murray cod in paperbark and cooks its cheeks down to prosperous striations.

23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills, 02 8204 0800, firedoor.com.au

LuMi Eating

Federico Zanellato life in a environment of umami. The Italian-born, Japanese-motivated chef operates with sea urchin, caviar, porcini, koshihikari rice, truffle butter, miso, shiitake, lobster and quail. Dish just after dish flows from the kitchen area like a parade of magic tips, as lights from the glass-walled cafe glitter on the harbour like fireflies.

56 Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont, 02 9571 1999, lumidining.com

Quay

You would think that Peter Gilmore would operate out of surprises right after 20 years at the helm of this glamorous, immaculately operate harbourside cafe, but no. A journey of six or eight programs is all thriller and no filler, from bone marrow noodles tangled with ribbons of squid and sea cucumber crackling, to sea-sweet lobster with ginger-scented milk curd like a wonderful chawanmushi.

Upper level, Abroad Passenger Terminal, The Rocks, 02 9251 5600, quay.com.au

Quay restaurant

Quay cafe. Image: Supplied

Sixpenny

Chef Daniel Puskas’s tasting menu invitations tranquil contemplation, from opening comte croissant to closing canele. This is wise, viewed as cooking – but never ever much too clever for its have excellent – improved by an spectacular wine checklist, charming service and handsomely appointed place.

3 Percival Rd, Stanmore, 02 9572 6666, sixpenny.com.au

Sixpenny restaurant in Stanmore.

Sixpenny restaurant in Stanmore. Photo: Supplied

The It Lists are brought to you by Citi

This report features in the Good Foods Information 2022 journal, posted on November 30 with presenting companions Citi and Vittoria Coffee, and no cost with The Sydney Early morning Herald. Also on sale from December 7 in newsagents and supermarkets.

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