What’s New: The Latest Diamonds In The Rocks
Well known for its historical significance, The Rocks is also an area of constant revitalisation, with new life breathed into repurposed spaces, the latest in fashion, and enriching new food experiences on offer. And right now, three exciting new spaces have just opened their doors.
William Blue Dining
107 George Street
How does crispy skin duck leg with kohlrabi, parmesan, thyme and desiree galette, cavolo nero, cauliflower puree and jus sound to you? Or maybe rotolo of roasted pumpkin, truffled ricotta, baby spinach and pine nuts with sage and lemon burnt butter? How about grilled Riverina Grain Fed Scotch Fillet, Cafe de Paris butter, green beans and hand cut fries? Maybe you’d like an entree of pork, duck and pistachio terrine, pickled quince, artichoke and radish salad with croutes, or heirloom tomato, parmesan tart, Meredith Valley goats cheese, basil cress, tomato oil? Wanna top it off with a dark chocolate delice, mandarin compote, salted caramel, coffee ice cream? Or an almond milk pannacotta, poached fruit, sesame nougatine, lemon balm?
How about an entire three course meal, choosing between these dishes and more, for just $32?
The showcase restaurant for William Blue College of Hospitality Management, William Blue Dining is not only a training ground for the next generation of top chefs, it’s also where you can enjoy fine dining at a fraction of the cost. A high-quality, award-winning dining experience with exceptional service, it’s a choice your tastebuds, your wallet, and all the friends you take there will thank you for.
The Fine Food Store
Cnr Mill and Kendall Lane
A favourite of food and coffee lovers, The Fine Food Store has re-opened its doors with an impressive, Brooklyn-inspired transformation. Settle in for a morning brew, wander over for a not-your-average lunch break, or take it nice and slow with a weekend brunch. Or come in for a Fine Food Night, Wed-Fri, 4pm ’til 10pm, to sample the bar menu. Spice things up with burrata with spicy chorizo, aged balsamic, strawberry, basil salsa, or indulge on a cold winter day with a potted hot smoked salmon with lemon aioli, shallots, lime, baby greens and salmon pearls. Savour a lamb soft taco with tabouleh, tzatziki, dukkah, or a warm wood-fired pizza.
Truly a hidden gem, The Fine Food Store is renowned for serving up all the next trends before they become trendy, like Adriano Zumbo‘s delicacies four years prior to his first MasterChef appearance, or Byron Bay Cookies before they hit the bigtime. You might even say they’re tasty tastemakers.
34 Harrington Street
Feed your soul and feel a little continental with Creperie Suzette‘s French soul food. With sweet and savoury crepes and galettes that will hit every spot, you can indulge in a little Parisian perfection with a special someone, or just treat yourself (the most special someone of all).
Whether you feel like La Tasmanienne (smoked Tasmanian salmon, capers, cream fraiche and fresh dill) or are craving a La Pekinoise (Peking duck, spring onion, mature cheddar cheese and hoisin sauce), or if you have a sweet tooth crying out for La Crème de Marrons with freshly made chestnut cream, or La Crème Au Beurre Sale (salted caramel, slithered almonds and ice cream), there’s something here to fill your belly. Take in a morning ristretto to put a spring in your step, sink into a long and delightful lunch, or enjoy a supper and a cider before a night of painting the town red (and white, and blue).
Three fresh new fashion outlets have just opened in The Rocks, and our cobblstone catwalk is waiting for your turn. Little Paris Daniel Hechter brings a renowned selection of gentlemen’s fashion to Sydney; collaborative fashion label Deadly Companions serves up rebellious, youthful and wearable fashion for men and women; and Cosette offers up to 40% off on the hottest designers like Balenciaga, Givenchy, and Prada.
Look good, eat good; it’s all good at The Rocks.