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Review - Food Society *UPDATED*

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

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One year on, and I’m back enjoying the convivial hospitality of this restaurant, which spawned from a catering business.

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Some predicted it was too eclectic to work, but they’ve answered those critics by their very longevity.

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With a new chef in Ali Bahmad (ex-Aqua Luna), I was glad to see some of my favourites had remained – though he’s tweaked the formerly light and airy Spinach and Bulgarian Feta Burek ($3.80/each) into a dainty cigar served on fruity ancho chilli relish.

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Ali is kept on his toes by Polish (and proud) floor manager Darius Grygo, who explains “every dish he did, he gave to us to try.

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Darius insists we try a board of Fried Cauliflower ($11), so lightly coated in a compelling, well-seasoned crust, that it belies being fried.

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The Pork Belly, Speck and Apple Cider Vinegar Pierogi ($3/each) are an excellent match to the eminently drinkable Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka Spiced Apple Pie ($15).

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Vodka is the speciality here, and you’d do well to leave yourself in Darius’ capable hands. He trots out a Zoladkowa Orange and Clove ($9) vodka against the suitably decadent Roasted Duck ($32); however it’s...

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...the creamy Squid Ink Risotto with Grilled Cuttlefish ($26) that really makes me into a believer once again… (You can see my initial review of this restaurant back HERE.)

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After a dessert sharing board, won by the Pashka with Strawberry Compote ($12), we rollew out into the night very well sated.

Food Society
91 Riley Street, Darlinghurst
Ph: (02) 8090 3462


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