So, sometimes the food diary provides not current advice but an archive of the delightful food that Sydney can offer. Because in this case, Ume is changing its format, and after long being an elegant, delicious, multi-course affair, it is going to be a bar with casual bar food.
It sort of makes me feel like I should have eaten here more often, as it really was interesting food. We had the full tasting menus with matching wines and sake. Somehow, I got my better half drunk on gin and tonics before we arrives, so the extra alcohol here rather tipped him over.
But I really enjoyed the food – and the alcohol pairings too. The one proviso was that while we liked everything, quite a bit, we couldn’t find a particular standout dish, something really memorable. S. did quite like the dumpling in broth that started us off though:
And I did find the dessert, with icy bits, and different textures tasty and interesting. But perhaps that was the style: refined and not showy. In any case, farewell Ume (fine dining) and I’ll look forward to trying your next incarnation.