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Blancharu Restaurant

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by Emi de Lyon (subscribe)
Freelancing my way through adventures and Uni. Happy Reading!
Published June 30th 2013
Update March 13th 2017
This venue is permanently closed and no longer trading.

A truffle degustation experience
restaurant, dinnner, blancharu, fine dining, elizabeth bay, japanese food, french food
Blanchru - taken from www.groupon.com.au


You've heard of French fine dining, and you've heard of Japanese fine dining. But have you heard of French-Japanese fine dining? I know I hadn't until my boyfriend took us to Blancharu at Elizabeth Bay for dinner.

I have to say, considering that I've had, and loved, experiences of both French and Japanese fine dining - I had huge expectations for Blancharu. Much was at stake. And I have to say - not any was lost. I quite simple loved every bit of it.

We went for the 5 course truffle degustation on Groupon, and what was on the menu? These scrumptious meals:

Entrées
each person receives one of each dish
1. Mirrin-infused egg yolk with truffle polenta, Serrano ham and parmesan foam
2. Truffle-infused kumara gnocchi with citrus sauce
3. Soupe à l'oignon with beef cheek

Main
choice of one each
4a. Le canard (duck) with dukka and jus
4b. Grilled barramundi with sautéed bok choy, and seaweed-blended sauce
4c. Roasted spatchcock, chestnut and cheese craft with risotto with boudin noir

Dessert
5. Chef's dessert

My favorite of the entrees would have to be the Mirrin-infused egg yolk with truffle polenta, Serrano ham and parmesan foam. It was my first time having anything quite like it - definitely unique, and definitely a small dish I'd love to have again.

For our mains, we went for the duck and spatchcock (which we were informed was a younger chicken, and thereby more tender). Both loved the duck, but even more so the spatchcock. It was smooth, tender, and the flavours sat just right on the palette. Perfect.

More than the excellent food, I was very happy with the customer service and the atmosphere. The staff were warm and very professional, opening doors, offering to take pictures, and were polite when there were some confusions with the order.

What's more, I adored the huge window where seats and cushions were set up for seating. With the rain pit-pattering softly, mixed with the Michael Buble's voice inside the restaurant, it was the picture of romance.

My final words for Blancharu? Sophisticated, and simply delightful.

blancharu, restaurant, fine dining, japanese food, french food, dinner, romance, sydney
Blancharu seating - taken from www.groupon.com.au
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Why? Dining the unique combo of French-Japanese
Phone: 02 9360 3555
Where: Elizabeth Bay
Your Comment
closed in March 2014 - and I'm reading this in March 2017 - 3 years later ?

Oops - timely info indeed - from a long past time ...
http://www.goodfood.com.au/eat-out/news/another-blow-to-sydneys-dining-scene-20140309-34ggn
by ultim (score: 2|424) 1210 days ago
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