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Published December 5th 2012
The trendy place to go in Kings Cross
Sydney's Kings Cross district hardly brings to mind images of class, style and trendiness. More often than not, it is largely dubbed as Sydney's 'dodgy nightclub arena'. However, Kings Cross' eclectic nature has spawned a hip crowd, with many new refined and cool eateries establishing themselves in the area. One such eatery is Concrete Blonde.
A fusion of pop-art and industrial design gives Concrete Blonde an edgy and chic feel, a real stand out on Bayswater Road. With communal tables, open wood-fire rotisserie and a gas fire place, it's no wonder Concrete Blonde has established itself as one of trendy go-to places in the Cross.
[ADVERT]Not only is the design exceptional, so too is the atmosphere. Head over there for Sunday lunch and not only will you be greeted with a great two course ($40) or three course ($48) lunch deal, but likewise some cool, lazy jazz beats to really create a relaxing afternoon of delicious food and sweet cocktails. The deals come with a set selection of entrees, mains and desserts, all equally as enticing.
Starting with an entree of marinated zucchini with goats curd, confit tomato and zucchini flower was a good option. The mix of soft and not excessively strong goats curd with the sweet tomato confit and crunch zucchini flower was a simple yet tasty way to kick off lunch.
As a main, I smelt the chargrilled pork cutlet before I could see it. It tasted just as good, if not better, as it smelt. Juicy white meat placed on a bed of tangy, moist celeriac remoulade was a great combo. Add the beautiful contrast of flavours of the sweet pear and strong blue cheese with hazelnuts and an unforgettable dish had been created.
As always for me, dessert is the meal I most look forward to and today it was the standout dish. The taste of the white chocolate and honeycomb parfait with a sesame tuille almost had me believe that the gates of heaven had opened up. It was decadently sweet and creamy, every spoonful surprising you with a delicious honeycomb crunch. The sesame tuille was crunchy and flavoursome, especially when dipped in the parfait.