Lunch @ Momofuku Ssam Bar

Momofuku Ssäm Bar

207 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10003 USA
(corner of 13th street and 2nd avenue)

The Review

Of the Momofuku family, Ssam Bar is the best.  Pork and duck team up to create the ultimate meat.  Ssäm does the most amazing pork buns and rotisserie duck, and pretty good sweetbreads too.

The Meal

oysters with kombu mignonette

Pork Buns

Fried Duck Dumplings with sriracha mayo

Sweetbreads with Watermelon

Rotisserie Duck over rice – duck scallion, ssam sauce, crispy shallot with chive pancake


Lunch @ Flint in the Vines – Murrumbateman, New South Wales

Flint in the Vines

 34 Isabel Drive
Murrumbateman NSW 2582

The Good

A good meal, shared with friends celebrating a big occasion, complemented by excellent local wines and stunning countryside vistas.

The Rabbit & Pistachio Terrine was particularly impressive of the starters while the pizzas provided some interesting combinations with the brie, mango and salami pizza offering a surprisingly tasty flavour combination. The sole dessert was fantastic, albeit a little too rich for those of us who had overindulged on the savoury courses and excellent wines.

It is always difficult to properly judge service standards at a restaurant whilst sitting at a 20+ person table, so I will simply acknowledge the lack of any noticeable with the service or the speed with which dishes or beverages were brought out.

The Bad

Not much to report on this visit other than the fact that one needs to carefully choose a designated driver for the 40 minute drive back to Canberra afterwards. 

The Meal

Escabeche of WA Sardines, Rabbit & Pistachio Terrine -

Escabeche of WA Sardines with candied lemon, fennel, parsley and Rabbit and Pistachio Terrine with grape & tarragon salad, toasted brioche

Flint's Calamari -

Flint’s Calamari with chilli seasoning, blue cheese aioli & lemon

Seasonal Wild Mushroom Pizza -

Seasonal Wild Mushroom Pizza with roquette & white truffle oil

Pulled Chicken Pizza -

Pulled Chicken Pizza with basil pesto, caramelized onion & sun-dried tomato

Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza -

Pear & Gorgonzola Pizza with fresh sage

Brie, Mango & Salami Pizza -

Brie, Mango & Salami Pizza with mascarpone, fresh mango & coriander

Roquette & Parmasen Salad -

Roquette & parmesan salad

Chocolate Terrine -

Chocolate Terrine with crème anglaise, confit lemon & cinnamon ice cream

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