Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Sydney Eats: Sel et Poivre

With the Christmas holiday and my move to Los Angeles, I somehow neglected to mention that I am currently in Sydney, Australia to celebrate the New Year. This means no baking for the time being, but I will attempt to make up for that by posting a couple of reviews of Sydney restaurants.
Yesterday was my first day here, though I have been to Sydney before, and my friends and wandered over to Sel et Poivre in Darlinghurst for breakfast. I wanted to go to bills, but we were hungry and didn't want to wait in line. Sel et Poivre is an adorable little french cafe on a quiet street with both indoor and outdoor seating.
The three of us arrived at about 10:30 and had no problem getting a seat and espressos (which were excellent) while we read the menu. I ordered a fresh fruit salad with fruit coulis, which was delicious and fresh, but would probably have been slightly more interesting with a coulis made of fruit that wasn't already included in the salad. My friends had poached eggs with salmon on toast and roasted tomatoes and scrambled eggs on toast. Both their dishes were excellent. My only realy complaint is that it took about 25 minutes to receive the bill once we requested it. On the positive side, this did give us a chance to read the lunch specials as they were posted on the chalkboards outside the restaurant. They sounded so good we almost had to order more food, particularly the creamy sweet corn soup with nutmeg and a baguette.