July 9th, 2012

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Foley Lane

For fifty dollars in Foley Lane you’ll be well satisfied,” Nathan Moses quips. For a derivatives trader, he makes a pretty fly bar owner. He’s opened this clinically stylish newcomer with his “forever” friend, Julian Marchetto.

It’s well considered, down to table height that suits both sitting and leaning; and staffed by a crack team of experts. There’s Nelson Burgos who cooked at Melbourne it-restaurant, Mamacita, and two ex-Ivy boys designing drinks.

Last night’s invention, The Taylor Square Spice ($18), absolutely thrills with Singleton 12 year single malt, spiced apple, chilli and house-made paprika syrup.

Throw in a starter of Nelson’s three-hour braised WA Octopus with Lime Mayo ($9) and you’re grinning!

Menu prices allow for an air of experimental abandon, so try the Tongue and Cheek Slider with Ghost Chilli Mayo ($4). As the boys insist, tender tongue is just “like a meaty bacon.

Spicy, cider-braised Longaniza with Pimento ($14) go gangbusters with Nelson’s clever Cabbage, Mint & Feta Salad ($7).

The Pamela ($18), a cooling concoction of cucumber, lime and Tanqueray Ten, will put your mouth back together.

Skip Sangria ($35/L) in favour of a smooth Spanish red, Coto de Hayas ($10/glass)...

...before a gently minted Catalan Flan ($8) seals your blossoming love of small bars with a creamy kiss.

Foley Lane
371-373 Bourke Street, Darlinghurst

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