320 Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
phone 02 9332 2344
Booked a table for four on a Wednesday night here after having this place on my to-eat list for a while (heard of it first on Richard's food blog).
Met up with Pete & drove up to the city together, very lucky to have found street parking only mtrs away from the joint!
While waiting for RIck & Ann we indulged in some cocktails ^.^
Rick & Ann arrived and followed suite - their cocktails look puuurdy :)
We got some complimentary table bread while we were deciding on what to order. We took a real sweet time since there was so much to choose from, the waitress finally took our orders on her 5th time of coming to check on us (it was a quiet weeknight, we had all the waiters attention hehe)
Parmesan custard with truffled asparagus
I THINK this was the Kingfish ceviche with pickled daikon & Yuzu mayonnaise
Venison tartare with liquid wasabi
Soft shell crab with Szechuan pepper
Spiced chicken with aoli
Chick pea chips! (this was what i was looking forward to trying hehe)
Toast custard with lychee puree & chocolate parfait
Pistachio cake with yogurt cream & mandarin icecream
Creamed stilton blue with spiced bread & comquat
I didn't couldn't eat any of the meat dishes, but the soft shell crab looked yummy :)
The chick pea chips were my favourite, they came with this hommosey/garlicey sauce, & me being the massive dipper i think i hogged most of it hehe.
The deserts were unusual, different, but somewhat intrigued my tastebuds - i was quite impressed! The pistachio cake with yogurt cream & mandarin icecream was my favourite - all three flavours intertwined brilliantly, first i tried them all separately, then i tried them all in one go .. so good.
What blew me away tonight was - the presentation of all the dishes that we ordered. Each dish was so exquisitely assembled with time and patience - then eaten up quickly & messily :)
After we ordered our desert, it took a bit longer to arrive but one of the waitresses came to let us know that the chef wanted to make everything perfect and apologized for the wait - when they arrived - we could tell that he had spent a lot of time putting the dishes together, by the little leafy clovers placed in the middle of each drop of lychee puree - so amazing!!
We shared a bottle of red wine - picked out by our own personal wine connoisseur Miss Annies102 :) They have an extensive range of wine, many beautiful unique cocktails, & lots more on the menu i'd like to come back & try out.
It was a pleasure dining here at Bentley, and i wouldn't hesitate to recommend this to anyone who loves to wine & dine :]