Eat & Drink

Booth Street Bistro

On an all-too-rare night off, my significant other and I popped into this newish local for a meal with my mother-in-law. Though I wasn’t intending upon reviewing, my meal in this warm, personable space was so bang on for a modern day bistro bite – so out popped my pen. Whilst the mother-in-law was a little doubtful that Parmesan ice cream would suit a Wild Mushroom Risotto ($16), she bravely stirred it through and seemed quite taken with the result. Choosing a main from the small, confident menu, she played it safe and reaped the rewards with a char grilled Scotch Fillet with Creamy Spinach, Fries and Café de Paris Butter ($28). I was also chuffed with my tasty rare-breed pig – a Kurobuta Berkshire Belly with Apple, Pumpkin and Broccolini Polonaise ($28). We were all enamoured with the Fennel and Almond Slaw ($8), and have nabbed the idea for future home use. The well-priced wine list holds considerable joy, but none are quite as sweet as the elegant Jurançon Clos Uroulat ($10/glass), made near Pau, France, and recommended by the charming French sommelier. It suited the comforting Rhubarb Clafoutis ($14); but it was the Vanilla Bean Crème Brulee with Honeycomb Crust ($14) that inspired our three-spoon clash.

Booth Street Bistro
127 Booth Street, Annandale
Ph: (02) 9660 6652 www.boothstbistro.com
Modern Australian $$$