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Review - Gastro Park

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

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On my first visit, the cab driver said the name sounded like an illness. When calling for the number to make a (second) reservation, the Directory Assistance telephonist also had a giggle.

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Regardless, diners that push through to feast upon the sophisticated dishes emerging from Grant King’s gastronomic playground are rewarded in spades.

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Casually coiffed couples canoodle over King’s spectacular desserts. (I’m telling you this at the beginning, so you keep room at the end).

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From the tongue-tantalising Textures of Goats Cheese ($18), to...

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...a delicate Chocolate Honeycomb and Mandarin Sphere ($20) that oozes when cracked, there’s plenty to keep your spoon crossing the table.

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Sift through the exciting menu, perhaps starting with a snack you can really wrap your mitts around: Cured Blackmore Short Rib Grissini ($14).

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Textural Foie Gras ($18) set against beetroot, plum vinegar and red cabbage granita gives sommelier Brendan February...

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...an opportunity to introduce an early sweetie – the 2009 Pichot ‘Le Marigny’ Moelluex Vouvray.

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His “not clichéd” wine matches add an extra dimension to the well-paced Degustation (7 courses with wine $210/head).

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If you’re anything like me, it’ll just inspire you to return quickly for a whole plate of achingly soft Roast Veal Sweetbreads ($28) buried in a tangle of wild sorrel and turnip – superb!

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Gastro Park
5-9 Roslyn Street, Kings Cross
Ph: (02) 8068 1017

Gastro Park on Urbanspoon

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