B: We were kindly invited to taste Wooden Spoon Bar & Restaurant’s new menu. Belle and I usually don’t visit the North Sydney area regularly, but this time it gave us a good opportunity to visit and scope the place out for good food. This place is definitely one of them.
We were impressed with the elegant and contemporary interior and was surprised the restaurant stretched out the back to an internal courtyard. The staff were nice and attentive. The atmosphere was very chilled and comfortable.
They provided a sample of the new 5 course degustation. We started off with The Hendrick’s, Hendrick’s Gin and Cointreau orange liqueur muddled with fresh mint and cucumber then shaken with apple and lemon juices. I’m not so much of a gin person, but Belle loved it.
Pan seared scallops, ox tail sausage, pea and lemon puree, apple and pork jus. Wow! This dish was amazing! I loved the combination of flavours and the scallops were perfectly seared.
Zucchini flowers – salt cod and potato brandade, tomato and vanilla fondue, whitebait and lime crisps. The zucchini flower was nice and tender. But the real stand out of this dish was the sauce that bind everything together.
Dumplings – Peking duck and bamboo with ponzu sauce. I eat dumplings all the time and I must say I was impressed with the dumplings. Although the sauces were a little overpowering compared to the duck – so don’t drench your dumplings!
Confit pork belly, butternut squash and toasted cumin puree, pickled leek and apple salad. This dish was absolutely amazing! A nice chunky piece of tender pork belly with beautiful cracking skin.
Mini beef mignon, green lentil and speck ragout, shiraz and mustard emulsion. This dish was as good as the confit pork belly – cooked to perfection with lovely complements. Both the beef and pork dishes are very hearty and would be perfect on a cold winers’ night.
3/362 Military Road, Cremorne NSW 2090
(02) 9904 5687
Operating Hours: Tuesday to Friday 5pm till late, Saturday 12pm till late, Monday and Sunday function bookings only
DISCLAIMER: The Lamstock dined a guest of Wooden Spoon Bar & Restaurant. Opinions are however, our own.