Alex Harmon got to enjoy a traditional Sunday roast - without the washing up!
What’s winter good for if it’s not for loosening the buckles and putting on some festive kilos? Having said that, Sydney isn’t a hibernating kind of city, we’d much rather go out and have home-cooked feasts prepared for us. That’s just what Trippas White Group is encouraging with the launch of Winterlicious menus across their iconic Sydney restaurants.
We checked out Centennial Parklands Dining, albeit on a rather sultry winter’s day, with sweet anticipation of a Sunday roast. The Chef’s “Special” Roast ($65) (rotates weekly) comfortably serves three to four people on Sundays. We had the lamb – cooked to pink perfection and served with roasted potatoes, turnip, beetroot, carrots, onion and gravy.
Matched with a Phillip Shaw merlot, it’s the kind of meal you need to schedule a nap after, especially if you’re going to start with a Ploughman’s Lunch ($23). It’s basically the prettiest tradie’s meal ever, with ham hock terrine, a cute jar of green tomato chutney, cheese, egg, apple salad and grilled sourdough.
Or, if winter feels like wishful thinking, try the very fresh and summer-esque Poached Chicken Quinoa Salad ($22).
Centennial Parklands Dining
But we do suggest a piece of the cosy winter dessert Pumpkin Pie ($15) served with cinnamon ice cream; because, even though it doesn’t snow, it doesn’t mean you can’t gain a winter coat.
Grand Drive, Centennial Park
Ph: (02) 9380 9350