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Review - The Bourbon

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

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As Sydney celebrated Mardi Gras I had my own Fat Tuesday at this revamped beauty.

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It’s big, fat, loud food for big, fat, loud people, underpinned by solid French technique, courtesy of ten-year Becasse stalwart James Metcalfe.

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Get messy (perhaps revisiting some of your earlier memories in this iconic spot) with butter-drenched Grilled Alaskan Crab Clusters ($19/250g) or...

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...Jumbo Shrimp ($24) in Creole butter so tasty, you’ll damn your arteries and demand Warm Bread ($3).

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The prawns go gangbusters with Samuel Adams Noble Pils ($8), a worthwhile selection from the bottled American beers.

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Eight bucks will also buy surprisingly drinkable wines, or you can splash out on the Papillion ($19), a gin-based concoction featuring spiced apples and peaches that’s best consumed with airy Crackling ($5).

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New Orleans staples, like Clam and Corn Chowder ($22) (note: the photo is of a half-sized serve) and...

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...Jambalaya ($25), are notable more for impeccably handled seafood than faithful adherence to the originals.

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With the bold use of chilli and other amped flavours, you will want to put your mouth back together with dessert. I ran the gauntlet for you, dear reader, with The Bourbon Tasting Plate ($30).

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If you want me to bet on the nose, it’s a dead heat between Beignets ($12) with peppered strawberries, and tart Lime Cheese Cake ($12).

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The Bourbon
22 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point
Ph: (02) 9035 8888

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