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Published February 14th 2013
Bronte Local Paints a Great Picture of Creole Style Cuisine
You don't have to travel all the way across to the New Orleans to get some hearty, Louisiana style soul food. Celebrating 15 years in 2013 is Bronte's ever so popular Wet Paint Restaurant, which delivers exactly that.
Known for offering generous portion sizes and robust flavours, the menu at Wet Paint changes frequently to offer a host of tasty dishes that are of a Modern Australian, Mediterranean, North African and Creole fusion, at an affordable price.
With a firmly established reputation as one of the seaside suburb's top eateries, the local neighbourhood restaurant on McPherson Street in Bronte continues to offer the friendliest of service and delicious food.
Only the highest quality meats and produce, as well as the freshest local seafood is used here and delivered daily, in the kitchen which is run by Owner and Head Chef Scott Luland.
The décor is kept modern and simple here, and the restaurant features indoor and outdoor seating, along with a few booths inside, all of which are candle lit, setting a relaxed ambience.
The menu has just enough choices for entrees, mains and desserts offering plenty of variety without a huge overwhelming list of dishes.
Start with the Seafood Chowder for $16.50, which is served in a creamy tomato corn based broth with a mix of prawns, mussels and fish, and served with a fresh crust of bread and a dash of creamy butter on the side.
One cannot go past the signature dish of this restaurant which is the Louisiana Stuffed Chicken for $27.00. The chicken is absolutely delightful and is Cajun spice stuffed with cornbread, cashews and sun-dried tomatoes and served in a beautiful sauce, with roasted vegetables on the side.
The Moroccan Lamb for $29.50 is also a splendid choice. The dish features North African spiced Lamb Loin Fillets which are baked and served with Merguez, Pine Nuts, Currants and Yoghurt. The lamb is tender and the spices go well with the sweetness of the currants and creaminess of the yoghurt.
It's quite difficult to fit dessert in, but a good option is the Sticky Banana Pudding for $13.50 which can easily be shared by two. The warm, sticky banana pudding is moist and sweet, and is heavenly with the clotted cream, coconut ice-cream and butterscotch sauce.