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Gazebo Wine Bar - Truffle Degustation

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An Exceptional Truffle Themed 5 Courses Dining Experience
If you like truffle, you certainly should not pass this special limited truffle degustation dining experience at Gazebo Wine Bar.

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Gazebo is a cosy posh wine bar located in Elizabeth Bay. It is known for its relaxed atmosphere and they host a great variety of special themed meals. The buzz ingredient this winter seems to be the precious black truffle!

Every Wednesday night during the Australian fresh truffle season, Gazebo offers a limited 5 courses cheese & truffle degustation menu. The costs for the 5 courses is $75 per person or $95 with matching wines. Due to popular demand, Gazebo decided to add 3 more nights in August. This is really your last chance to get your truffle fix on Wednesday 3rd / 10th / 17th August 2016.

Are you the type who struggles with making a single choice from a tantalising menu and wish you could try a bit of everything? Well, I am.

Therefore, I absolutely adore a dégustation meal because I know I will be sampling small portions of all of chef's signature dishes in one sitting. I enjoy tasting various high culinary foods that appeal to all senses, however it must be done with exceptionally good dining companions. There is nothing more torturous than sitting through a 3 hours degustation meal with someone who you can't have a conversation with!

I was really fortunate to be taken out to try this five-course set truffle degustation menu by one of my good friends. The food was exceptional and the waitstaff were professional and accommodating to all requests. Now here's the lowdown on the five-course degustation which satisfied all our truffle cravings:

1st course: Brie Mon peir, layered with truffle, truffled honey, seeded toast

Our degustation kicked off with a creamy brie cheese with a thin black truffle center. It was served with sweet truffle honey and a warm seeded toast, plus truffle shavings on top. The serving size of brie was relatively decent and we had to ask for more toast because there wasn't enough bread to go around!

2nd course: Burratta, beets, heirloom tomatoes, asparagus, basil, balsamic, grated truffle

The milky burrata cheese was very photogenic with the playful pickled veggies and ample grated truffle shavings on top. We found this dish to be interesting because the outside was made up of buffalo mozzarella but once we cut into it, it oozed stunning delicious rich flavoured cream. Personally I found the flavours were a little on the bland side.

3rd course: Mushroom tortellini, wild fungi, fresh shaved truffle white wine sauce, truffle pecorino

Then came the mushroom tortellini, which was my favourite dish of the whole lot. The dish consisted assorted exotic mushrooms like enoki, woodear and Porcino. The tortellini filling was well-seasoned and encompassed all the wonderful earthy flavours without being overpowering. The truffle pecorino was utterly punchy and addictive.

4th course: Eye fillet crusted in truffle salt, roasted eschalots, cauliflower & cheese, red wine jus, truffle

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Look at the ample truffle slices!

This eye fillet steak was another crowd favourite. It was crusted in truffle salt, so the beef was tender and juicy. The truffle butter literally melted on the hot steak and it tasted absolutely superb. This rustic main dish was paired with cheesy cauliflower and roasted eschalots and topped with generous amount of truffle slices. The dish really tasted homely and hearty, especially as it was pouring with heavy rain outside. It was the ultimate main course.

5th course: Warm apple galette, frangipane, truffle ice cream

By this time we were feeling full, but what is a five-course degustation without dessert? The final dish of the night was the delightful warm apple galette with a decadent truffle ice cream.

Overall, it was an exquisite meal and I was impressed bt the creativity and the generosity of the dishes.

Truffle, Gazebo, Sydney, Degustation, Dining, Wine, Bar, Restaurant, set menu, Steak, Dessert, Celebration, themed, GMV, East Sydney

Trying out the truffle degustation is truly a social affair and if you miss out this year, you will have to wait a whole year for the next special truffle dining experience.
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Why? Black Truffle themed meals!
When: Wednesday Night Only
Phone: 02 8070 2424
Where: 2 Elizabeth Bay Road, Elizabeth Bay
Cost: $75 for 5 Courses; $95 with matching wines
Your Comment
Hi yes, Gazebo extended the event for a further 3 weeks in August 2016! :)
by GiGi GMV (score: 2|314) 1578 days ago
The image of the Gazebo flyer on this event has 27 July as the end date?
by m (score: 0|6) 1578 days ago
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