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Lunch at Wildfire, Sydney

It was the weekend leading up to my birthday, which means the beginning of many wonderful lunches, dinners and catch up with family and friends. To kick off the festivities, S, asked if I wanted to go to lunch, and how can I say no to lunch? We originally wanted to go to Marque, however, they were fully booked, and so were Aria, Café Sydney, Guillaume and Quay! Mind you, I did leave it quite late to book a place and was glad when I finally managed to book somewhere!

It certainly has been a while since my last visit to Wildfire! From memory, ‘The Mother’ took me here for dinner on either our anniversary or his birthday. Wildfire opened in 2002 and is situated in the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay. It has a wonderful view of the Harbour Bridge and the Opera house.

It was a gorgeous day and we opted to sit outside. We started with half a dozen of oysters half rock and half pacific ($4 each), served with sauce mignonette and lemon. The pacific oysters were definitely better out of the two, it was a lot creamier and smoother. I love the tang from the mignonette and lemon sauce. It was a wonderful complement.

S opted for the suckling pig, compressed green apple, cauliflower cream, morcilla, poached turnip and fennel pollen ($47) and it was a generous serving of pork! I was tempted to order this, but thought I would try something different as most of you know, I always get the pork. I didn’t try any of this, however, S, thought it was wonderful, a little on the fatty side. He did say that it was succulent and the crackle was delicious, he thoroughly enjoyed it.

I opted for something different, the farmed rabbit wrapped in prosciutto with butternut pumpkin ‘tears’, coffee, dates, fried pumpkin seeds and coriander ($47). It was superb! The rabbit was tender and succulent and tasted a little like chicken. The prosciutto was salty and gave the rabbit that extra flavouring. The butternut pumpkin ‘tears’ were absolutely delightful and the dates, really gave it a nice sweetness. I was pleasantly surprised at how wonderful this dish was.

We ordered a side of simply cooked baby carrots in their own juice with Tasmanian clover honey ($10). S thought they were on a little on the hard side, I have to admit, they weren’t as tender or cooked through as I had hoped. However, it was still tasty.

The potato, cabbage and smokehouse bacon gratin ($11) was fantastic! Thin layered of potatoes served with bacon and cabbage and cheese – oh my, talk about carb overload! It was magnificent though, and complemented our dish.

We were both too full for dessert. S and I have a habit of over eating, and one of my new year’s resolutions this year is not to over eat! So with that, we left it at that and did not order any desserts.

I love the seafood bar in the middle of the restaurant. If you feel like some meat, then churrasco would be a better option – unlimited meat! From memory, ‘The Mother’ and I had the churrasco and we both over ate. I can’t remember whether or not it was good, so I guess we may have to go back again. Wildfire is a great spot to catch up with friends for dinner or drinks. The décor and the views are just amazing!

Here’s a shot of the Opera House from where we were sitting. It’s always a pleasure dining with S, and I look forward to dining with you again.

GA’s ratings: 7.5 / 10


Circular Quay West

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 8273 1222

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  1. January 10, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Mmm that gratin looks heavenly! And I’m with you., I don’t like hard carrots. In fact I’m not a big raw carrot fan at all-isn’t that naughty! 😛

  2. January 10, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Wow – I want that gratin…it’s looks so tasty. Happy birthday – sounds like you had a great lunch.

    • January 10, 2011 at 9:51 am

      Thanks Mel 🙂 thats was part 1 out of 4 or 5. Completely OD’ed on food this weekend!

  3. January 10, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Happy birthday! Butternut tears make it sound like such a sad dish, but good to hear they were tears of joy instead. lol.

    • January 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm

      Thanks Helen – it was a weekend of eating thats for sure.. the butternut tears were wonderful!

  4. January 17, 2011 at 9:28 am

    That all looks delicious!

  5. chopinandmysaucepan
    April 14, 2011 at 5:31 am

    The potato gratin looks really good!

    • April 14, 2011 at 6:12 am

      hey there – thanks for dropping by! it tasted as good as it looked – possibly better!

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