Pei Modern is named after the architect I. M. Pei, who was responsible for Collins Place in Melbourne. After eating at the Sydney location last year, a pre-theatre meal (and very good), I’ve been on their mailing list ever since. Here’s the review from last year… But it took a special meal, called Paddock to Plate, to tempt us back.
It really was quite a special meal. Matching amazing drinks from Young Henrys to a meal where the star was the venison, and the producer, Mandagery Creek, gave a little introduction to themselves and their work.
Each dish was fantastic, with a twist: a burst of colour or a strong flavour or interesting technique. The hasselback potatoes were incredible and we’ve already, successfully, recreated the dish at home. Jerusalem artichokes for dessert was a surprise, and I don’t think burnt bread would be a flavour of ice cream that I’ve tried before.
The flavours of the night were rich and hearty, matching the various ales and stouts. We ate and drank heartily. A great night, and not expensive either. Pei Modern goes on my list of high recommendations for both visitors to Sydney and friends!