FOOD is fashion . FASHION is food . a VICTIM of fashionable food*

Friday, September 28, 2012

Orto Trading Co *

Funky new restaurant to grace the Surry Hills scene 
with an array of British-inspired dishes. 
Now less talk by me and more eating with our eyes. 
Let us commence:
"see-food" diet!

Hanging bottles of flowers dangling from the ceiling, check.

three cheese & parsnip cigar

scotch duck egg
with house-made pork sausage and Orto's piccalilli
(larger than life soft-boiled duck egg)

pickled mackerel
with smoked chilli-lime salsa and char grilled sourdough
(great choice by K as I had zero expectations re: mackerel.
after initial tastings, couldn't get enough of it!)

potato batons
with a smoked bone marrow aioli
(best gourmet take on wedges, ever.)

mutton wellington
with broad beans, snow pea shoots and mint jelly
(Personal highlight of the night! 
an unconventional twist to the traditional beef wellington.
blast of textures from mint jelly sweet freshness, mutton savoury tenderness, 
potato rosti prism layeredness & other randomness. LOVE!)

salty chocolate ganache
with peanut butter ice and fresh celery
(always right, never left with desire, when it comes to peanut butter & chocolate.
dense dark chocolate ganache decorated by 
celery swirls & chucks of peanut butter ice
though the pastry was a bit too thick for my liking)

Another successful night with my culinary soulmate!

Orto Trading Co
38-52 Waterloo Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
0431 212 453

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