Archive for February, 2011

Marque Restaurant – Lunch – Degustation – Sydney

Posted in 1 - Laudable :D, Cuisine, Degustation/Tasting, European, French, Lunch, Meal Type, Price, Restaurants, Super Splurge (>$30), Surry Hills, Sydney with tags , , , , , , on February 12, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

I’ve always wanted to go to Marque restaurant and what better option than to take off on a Friday and enjoy a phenomenal lunch.

When chefs become famous, there’s this temptation to open 20 restaurants, write books & be on tv constantly – basically to get away from the restaurant & the cooking that made you famous.

But not at Marque, as we walked in, Mark Best was behind the counter doing the kitchen service – it’s so nice to see a chef be a chef.

When I initially made the reservation, I was told there was no degustation at the Friday lunch, just the special 3 course lunch deal đŸ˜¦

Fortunately, the person I was talking to was wrong. Unfortunately, the booking I made (thinking there was no degustation) was for 2 hours.

Anyway, I can’t fault the food – that’s for sure. Below is the 4 course $95 lunch degustation at Marque (they were also offering an 8 course degustation for lunch but I could only fit so much in 2 hours).

Chaud-Froid Free Range Egg (Ala Alain Passsard 1998)

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RECIPE – Onion Soup

Posted in 3 - Likeable :|, Cuisine, Dinner, French, Lunch, Main, Meal Type, Recipe Difficulty, Recipes, Savouries, Simple, Snack, Vegetarian with tags , , , , on February 7, 2011 by Monitor Muncher

A french classic that only takes a handful of ingredients & is very easy to cook.

Top it off with some fresh baguette – grilled with some Gruyère cheese – mmm…

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