Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog


Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog


Petit Fours: a Sydney food blog

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Mexico - Food & Liquor

Pier, Ad Lib, Assiette, District Dining, Becasse franchise, Balzac, Bilson's, Berowa Waters Inn... What do these restaurants all have in common? They're all heavy hitters in the hospitality industry that have recently closed down. They also happen to be French. Does Sydney not have room for the luxury, the refinement, the richness that is French cuisine? It's only speculation up to this point. 

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Sixpenny, Stanmore

Sixpenny has opened earlier this year to critical acclaim. The unusual suburban location hasn't stopped die hard foodies from visiting this humble restaurant with the small restaurant seemingly unable to keep up with the attention. 

Saturday, 22 December 2012

MakMak, Newtown

If there's one thing that gets everyone's attention, it's the recent article on the best macaron by Time Out magazine that judged MakMak to be the best place for the little bitefulls. It certainly got mine. Having only recently opened a new pop up store in Newtown down King St, I was keen to try what they had on offer.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Bodega, Surry Hills

Bodega. What can I say that I haven't said already. It's bloody brilliant food. Such commendation would be reserved for the ending of this post but it's undeniable the fact that there is genius that lies behind this ever popular restaurant so why postpone it? Elvis Abrahanowicz, formerly of Porteno, has since returned to Bodega to grace it with his culinary presence. His return has brought with him an entirely new menu, energy charged and full of life.

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Flour and Stone, Woolloomooloo

Good bakeries seem to be me and L's thing these days. That and me always waiting for her. I count half an hour late on her part very fortunate. Like the day we met up to go to Flour and Stone. It's a bakery a bit of a walk away from Town Hall station so away from the usual hustle and bustle of the city area. We came so late that all the savoury pies were sold out to our disappointment. No fear. They had plenty of sweets left much to my teeth's dismay.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Movida Sydney, Surry Hills

Movida has been a buzzing center point of Sydney's foodie attention of late. Having only recently opened it's doors, a typical booking would most likely promise failure on multiple attempts but like any good thing worth having, it takes a little time. 20 minutes on the phone in fact. Just waiting. 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Adriano Zumbo Pâtissier, Pyrmont

The very famous Zumbo. There's not much I can say that will add to the ridiculously inflated hype and it's very much well deserved for the man behind the dessert empire. I've been keeping a close eye on his creations since his humble little store in Balmain in 2007 and his desserts have impressed Australia nationally for their inventive whimsicality. 

Friday, 7 December 2012

Bar Italia, Leichhardt

I've only lately discovered Sydney has its own little Italy in the town of Leichhardt (noob) and it presents so many exciting opportunities to explore every nook and cranny that the town has to offer. You walk down the strip of Norton street and nearly every restaurant, besides a Greek and 2 or 3 Japanese ones, is Italian. It appears neo-Italian bars dominate the area but it's the more traditional charming eateries that catch my eye. I was taken to Bar Italia by an old friend under recommendation that it was one of her favourite places to eat at. Not going to argue to with a self proclaimed Italian 'expert'.

No, we aren't the most amazing gastronomes or chefs. Heck, half our team doesn't even know how to cook... well. However, what we really love is eating. And lots of it. We enjoy that occasional freebie, filling up that craving for a midnight snack and finding a 20 in our pockets that we thought we never had, and using that as an excuse to go out eating. As we battle the ongoing war on uni student poverty, we'll bring you the most swoon worthy recounts of our latest foodie adventures.