|Claire's Kitchen at Oxford St|
|Decor has a Parisian bitsro feel|
|Back of le Menu|
|Mocktail - grapefuit juice, agrum ($8)|
The mocktail was grapefruit with agrum. I love grapefruit so I found the drink to be quite enjoyable.
|Complimentary bread and butter|
The sourdough bread was great. It had a great crust, as all sourdough bread should!
|COQUILLES SAINT JACQUES AU POTIRON - |
Roasted scallops with pumpkin sabayon and micro herbs ($24)
|Pumpkin tortellini, goat's cheese, almonds, tomatoes, asparagus ($24)|
My wife ordered the special entrée, the tortellini. My wife found this to be an enjoyable dish with nice classic flavour combinations. Sweetness from the pumpkin, saltiness and creaminess from goat’s cheese, which was finished off with a nice butter sauce.
|CANARD EN CROUTE - |
Duck and Pinot Noir pie with melted brie under the puff pastry crust ($36)
|SOUFFLE AUX FROMAGES -|
Twice cooked three cheese soufflé ($24)
My wife ordered the soufflé as her main, which was actually in the entrée menu. This turned out to be a wise decision because it is an incredibly rich and filling course that my wife could not finish. It was a well-executed soufflé with sharp cheese flavours, and moist, creamy centre. We were trying to guess the three cheeses that were used. The best we could do was Gruyere and gorgonzola.
|French Fries ($8)|
Highlight: The signature duck and pinot noir pie. One of the best pies in Sydney I have had to date.
Lowlight: We decided to eat Claire’s Kitchen due to it being valid with the Entertainment Book gold card as a newcomer. However we were not able to use the Entertainment Card to get our discount because there was a $160 minimum spend. I don’t remember seeing this disclosed on Entertainment Book’s website. For what it is, Claire’s is a little on the pricey side when paying full price.