On an all-too-rare night off, my significant other and I popped into this newish local for a meal with my mother-in-law. Though I wasn’t intending upon reviewing, my meal in this warm, personable space was so bang on for a modern day bistro bite - so out popped my pen. Whilst the mother-in-law was a little doubtful that Parmesan ice cream would suit a Wild Mushroom Risotto ($16), she bravely stirred it through and seemed quite taken with the result.
Choosing a main from the small, confident menu, she played it safe and reaped the rewards with a char grilled Scotch Fillet with Creamy Spinach, Fries and Café de Paris Butter ($28).
Always on a quest for something different (even in a restaurant we've never dined in), the significant other chose from the specials and seemed to think that the Pasture Fed Rib Eye with Cavolo Nero, Pine Mushroom and Red Wine Jus ($35) was pretty damn fly.
I was also chuffed with my tasty rare-breed pig – a Kurobuta Berkshire Belly with Apple, Pumpkin and Broccolini Polonaise ($28) - and we were all enamoured with the Fennel and Almond Slaw ($8), and have nabbed the idea for future home use.
The well-priced wine list holds considerable joy, but none are quite as sweet as the elegant Jurançon Clos Uroulat ($10/glass), made near Pau, France, and recommended by the charming French sommelier. It suited the comforting Rhubarb Clafoutis ($14)...
...but it was the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee with Honeycomb Crust ($14) that inspired our three-spoon clash. All three of us strolled into the night well-sated and determined to return!
Booth Street Bistro
127 Booth Street, Annandale
Ph: (02) 9660 6652