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Bistro Rex

Located in the heart of Potts Point in Sydney, the Bistro Rex offers a French modern bistro-like cooking. If you pass by and happen to wish to stay for lunch or diner, they always keep half of the restaurant unreserved. With your glass of our Masson-Blondelet ‘Clos du Chateau Paladi’ 2014, why not trying their fish or egg dishes among their mouth-watering plates :

French onion soup – Gruyere crouton
Tuna tartare – chickpea pancake cured egg yolk
Comte cheese soufflé – twice baked
Scampi omelette – garden peas snow pea tendrils
Market fish – en papillote miso butter daikon sea grapes
Galantine of chicken – chestnut puree brussel sprouts

 

The team – head chef Jo Ward (former owner of Bloodwood); sous chef Michelle Powell (bar manager at Spice Temple); Baci Moore (former manager of Spice Temple); and Josh Dunne (sommelier at China Doll) – prepare a delicious classical french cuisine made with high-end quality products. The copper filled environment offers a warm yet chic atmosphere. Surely you will be pleased with their wine list, an impressive selection of french wines as well as famous wines from around the world. And if you wish to apply for being part of the team… you have to know that a « sense of humour is non-negotiable » 😉

This brand new restaurant, opened in 2017, made a successful entrance as critics and customers’ reviews are mostly excellent.

  • Bistro Rex, the latest French dining room to hit Potts Point, is hard to fault.Concrete Playground1

  • ..Ambient lighting, generous copper-clad banquettes and friendly staff make it a shoo-in for a not-too-stuffy date night. Hana Jo – Qantas Insider1

  • Rex is a tight, contemporary package run by industry pros who clearly love working for themselves. It’s a drop-in, seven-days-a-week bistro that’s the perfect fit for its inner eastern crowd. Even the four-legged ones.Terry Durack – SMH Good Food1

     

Sources (Text and photos) : 1 http://bistrorex.com.au/ https://www.delicious.com.au/people-events/delicious/gallery/behind-scenes-our-bistro-rex-reader-dinner-event/w41yf8C8?page=2 ; https://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/potts-point/restaurants/bistro-rex# ; https://www.goodfood.com.au/bistro-rex-elizabeth-bay/bistro-rex-review-20170316-guzu0x

Information :

SHOP 1, 50-58
MACLEAY ST POTTS POINT, ELIZABETH BAY, NSW. 2011

AUSTRALIA

Telephone : +61 293322100

Online reservation on their website1

Open for service 7 days a week, from midday until late whithout break.

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BlueBlood Steakhouse

 

Dinner in a Castle ?  Yes, of course !

In the Casa Loma Castle, the Blueblood Steakhouse open its doors every evening for dinner.

You will dine in manor-like designed rooms, elegant and chic. Surely you will notice the presence of some anachronistic artwork, like Dali or Warhol, which make a very interesting contrast. Far from being repetitive, each of the rooms has a different ambience.

You will certainly find something to your taste in their extensive cocktail list as well as in their impressive wine collection in which figures our Masson-Blondelet Pouilly-Fumé Villa Paulus. As Nick Di Donato said, they took their time in order « to create one of the most spectacular wine lists in the city. »2

Such diversity permits to find the perfect pair to go with the menus, always presenting high quality ingredients. In their selection of meat, you will find classics and pieces from around the world, like their Wagyu beef from  the United States, Australia or Japan. The menu also have its share of fish and seafood : beet-cured salmon, tuna tartare, oysters and king crab.

The atmosphere, the serving, the refined plates, everything is here to make you feel precious !

You can see here from left to right, the chef de grille Eddie Chung, the corporate executive chef & vice president operations Michael Ewing, and the chef de cuisine Meagan Andrews. The team also counts Natalie Pope, sommelier and wine director and Oliver Stern, bar manager and famous mixologist.

When people come here they can appreciate the artwork, the history of Casa Loma and of course, the culinary experience2 — Nick Di Donato

 

Sources (Text and photos) : 1 http://www.bluebloodsteakhouse.com/; 2 https://dolcemag.com/general-interest/restaurant/blueblood-toronto-classic-steakhouse/25725https://torontolife.com/food/restaurants/whats-menu-blueblood-humongous-new-steakhouse-casa-loma/ ; http://www.dinemagazine.ca/2018/02/dine-now-blueblood-steakhouse/#more-20864

Information :

BlueBlood Steakhouse : Casa Loma – 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto ON M5R 1X8

Sunday – Wednesday 5pm – 12midnight (kitchen closes at 11pm)
Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 1am (kitchen closes at 11pm)   Telephone: +1.416.353.4647

 

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What is Pouilly-Fumé ?

Pouilly-Fumé… What an unusual name for a wine !

The Sauvignon grape develops its unequaled complexity of flavours here, in the village of Pouilly-sur-Loire.

Pouilly Fumé is a full-bodied, dry and fruity white wine. Through each cuvée, you can find the renowned aromas of Pouilly’s terroir thanks to its gun-flint flavours. A lovely balance of fruit and minerality !

Pouilly’s vines are planted on of Kimmeridgian marls, Portlandian limestone and flinty soils. Thanks to its soils, Pouilly Fumé reveals its mineral and delicate fruity flavours and its fresh and crispy character, sometimes clean and long on the palate. Through its fruity flavours, it reveals notes of citrus (lemon, grapefruit), fruits from here and there (currant, peach, passion fruit, litchi), white flowers (acacia, lily), but also hazelnut or quince.

As a million years vineyard, it is on this unmatchable and hardly worked terroir that are created these lovely wines.

The subtility of our vineyards is a curiosity and an invitation : come to discover them in our Domaine !

In brief : a Pouilly Fumé bottle can be kept between 5 and 10 years, depending on years and cuvées. Usually, its apogee is in the 2nd and 3rd year.  In the section « Our wines », tab  « Food and wine pairings » you can see with which dish or side dish we recommend you to serve our Pouilly-Fumé, so you will know how to drink your Sancerre and your Pouilly-Fumé.

Pouilly Fumé / Pouilly Fuissé, what is the difference ?

You can find only white wines for both. Pouilly-Fumé must not be confused with its paronym from Mâcon,  Pouilly Fuissé, which comes from the Chardonnay grape, produced in Burgundy.