Sydney Food Diary: Black by Ezard, Star City (Entertainment Dinner)

IMG_5326Managed to book in for a special Entertainment Card dinner, Black by Ezard with wines by Penfolds. The only way to get into one of these is to book right away, so I was glad to be on my toes. I’d heard good things about Black… and wasn’t disappointed.

IMG_5324 Though I was surprised that the event was group dining. Davy and I sat next to the charming Barbara and George who were apparently regular at these kinds of dinners. First off, let’s talk about the wine. I was worried, with the modest amounts they were pouring that we might not get a lot of wine over the course of the evening. Boy, was I wrong. Penfolds is a great vineyard, and I found all the wine during the night consistent and tasty. Our first course, above, was a Jerusalem Artichoke cream. Absolutely delicious though I’m not sure I could taste the jerusalemn artichoke. We also were served warm, flaky brioche to start with… which was sensational.

IMG_5325 I missed taking a photo of the beef tartare, which was very nice, but this butter poached prawn: wow. A generous biteful. A rich sauce, and as you can see: the presentation is lovely, there’s a real interplay of textures and colour, but there was a rich and luxurious focus to each of the courses. IMG_5328

The Wagyu striploin was so tasty, not much else was needed with it.

IMG_5330 And finally, the Poire William dessert, rather more complicated but an interesting array of textures and flavours.

In the end, I have to say I was quite blown away by this meal. I was expecting good, but got great. Not a miss among the courses. Davy even won a bottle of champers in the lucky draw, a Tattinger with a box with silver holograms that we ended up giving to our neighbours (the box, not the bottle). Don’t ask.

BLACK by ezard Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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