There are some wonderful things in my home town Sydney, that I can never discover on my own. I was so happy that my friend Michael had a birthday, and decided to celebrate it with such elegance and style. CHISWICK Restaurant, built within an amazing secret garden in Woollahra, is one of the prettiest places I've been to. I was advised to dress up - because the women there ate in their sun dresses with heels, and with lipstick intact. Men wore tailored suits and crisp ironed shirts.
This is only the beginning
How very appropriate for the Collective Menu at CHISWICK - a ten (plus more) course menu for the party. The entrées and appetisers were light and delicate, but rich in flavour. Never have I had pickled miniature vegetables with rosemary flat bread presented so sweetly. There were times of surprise, like the Japanese influenced sashimi added to the menu in the midst of garden salads and risotto.
A great decision to dine here
The mains came out, and I was impressed with the warm-hearted food being presented: Wood roasted Moran family lamb that fell off the bone, together with Moist roast Chicken that reminded me of my mums delicious home cooking - together with a delicate Prawn and Fish Tagine.
The topper though were the desserts, like the CHISWICK Bombe Alaske. I admit I'm not much of a meringue fan, and I didn't know what to expect when I carved my fork into it. However, this treat was delicious - being soft, delicate and gooey.
The menu is priced at $75 per person, and so worth it. The place is beautiful, and it overlooks a grande garden and fountain. When it's clear skies and sun, it's prefect to sit back with a glass of wine to enjoy a very long and leisurely Sunday lunch. And that's exactly what we did.
Amazing gastronomic delights
A hearty dining experience
Where eating your greens is becoming fashionable again
Loved the chicken
Where: CHISWICK Restaurant - 65 Ocean street Woollahra NSW.
Why: Really peaceful restaurant in which you can relax and have a long leisurely Sunday lunch.
Cost: $75 per person for the Collective Menu