So Frenchy So Chic was the first place I encountered Sacre Bleu Sydney. I’m always excited by well-constructed festival food – something you can walk around and eat without making a mess – and their flag-flying paper cones caught my eye.
However it was at Aussie NightMarkets in Mona Vale that I actually got one of their cones into my own hand, after being lured in by a big sign advertising fried Camembert cheese. Meat’n’Cheese ($16) teams five golden, fried, gooey-cheese nuggets with dollops of cranberry sauce and firm, chewy slices of saucisson. This cone was supposed to contain cornichons, but I didn’t find any – a shame because their tangy crunch would have been just the ticket against the richness of oozing Camembert cheese.
With the cone being perfect walking around food, we were able to seek out a drink while we enjoyed our cheese. At Empanadas Che, an outfit doing Argentinian street food in the form of a variety of different empanadas, we were able to find something other than the soft drinks sold everywhere else.
Their Iced Lychee Lemonade ($4) was surprisingly (and welcomely) tart.
While we were walking around, the other thing that caught my eye was the young Aussie NightMarkets staff cleaning tables. Yes, it’s a little thing but it makes a high volume night market much more pleasant to have constant renewal of the places people can sit down to eat if they're not smart enought to get a Sacre Bleu Sydney cone!
Sacre Bleu Sydney
Aussie NightMarkets, The Village Park,
1A Park Street, Mona Vale
Ph: (0402) 137 136