Inner City Catch-Up Lunch

What a way to catch up with friends than to enjoy a leisurely 3 course lunch! I met up with N and F pre-Christmas at the Devonshire Restaurant in Surry Hills, where their Prix Fixe Friday lunch was too good to be missed. The menu changed weekly, but we weren’t too pertubed about what we got as we knew it was all going to be very good indeed. We weren’t wrong.

For entree was roasted pork belly croustillant, spiced apple relish, shaved fennel and radish. It was a spring roll that had been well and truly pimped, but with the salad and relish was still light and fresh.

Roasted pork belly croustillant, spiced apple relish, shaved fennel and radish

The main was the magnificent seared Ora king salmon, fried calamari, squid ink, orange and chive dressing. With a crispy skin, more-ish sauce and dressing, all refreshed by the oranges (a citrus that you don’t often think of when accompanying fish), it tasted as good as it looked.

Seared Ora King Salmon, fried calamari, squid ink, orange and chive dressing

The sides of broccolini and twice-cooked potatoes were also amazing. How did they get the potatoes so crispy, I wonder?

Brocollini and walnuts

Twice cooked King Edward potatoes

We really didn’t have any room left after that effort, but still we managed to fit in a delectable sticky pear pudding, toasted coconut milk sorbet and toffee sauce. The pudding was surprisingly light, and the sorbet creamy without being too rich. A perfect end to the meal.

Sticky pear pudding, toasted coconut milk sorbet and toffee sauce

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