July 11th, 2009

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Yots Cafe and Bar

Duck around the corner from the busy Darling Harbour to a quiet boat-bound oasis with spiffy wooden deck frontage, a quaint white lighthouse (built in 1874), the bobbing masts of a replica tall ship and a relaxing waterside panoramic city view. Who knew?

The menu contains the sort of food this marvellous environment demands – Beer Battered Fish and Chips ($19.50).

The crunchy Hoki fillets are shown off well in a batter made from Blue Tongue lager, and served up generously with good hand-cut chips and a great house-made tartare.

Local residents can also duck round for a spot of breakfast, Eggs Your Way with Crispy Bacon on Caramelised Onion Toast ($13.50) and a D’Oro Latte ($3.50) will help get the day under way.

Alternatively you could unwind with a well priced, approachable Marlborough Park Riesling ($5.50/glass, $23.50/bottle) and a plate of Seared Scallops with crisp Prosciutto ($21.50) set off by a celeriac and fennel salad.

Children are treated as valued guests in this venue; $12.50 buys them a choice of meals with juice or a soft drink, consumed while they babble excitedly about the surroundings. (Heck, I babbled excitedly about them too). I’m told the baked goods, products of a local baker, are also a highlight.

Yots Café and Bar

2 Murray Street, Pyrmont
Ph: (02) 9211 5144

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Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Fifya Garlic Prawns with Gnocchi, Cherry Tomatoes and Parmesan

On a night when my S.O. has a show, we often need a speedy meal. I was won over by a very nice looking jar of Fifya Garlic Prawns at our local SupaIGA. They looked tasty and they were already peeled (bar the tails). We added some vibrant, acidic tomatoes and a bit of grated cheese, cooked it all in the oil the prawns were in, and it was a ten minute meal. I would buy the product again in a heartbeat, it would also be a great addition to an antipasto type meal.