Black by Ezard: Pyrmont (November 2012)

Brioche, butter, black salt
One of the best complimentary “breads” I have eaten in Sydney. The brioche was warm and buttery, and complimented well with the smokiness from the thin flakes of black salt. 
Beef tartare
Beef tartare wrapped within thinly sliced heirloom beets and topped with spiced herb mayonnaise, mustard ice cream and puffed wild rice. An interesting twist to the traditional beef tartare consisting of thinly sliced rare beef pieces, as the beef was more of a minced beef texture that was enhanced by the sweet beets and the other toppings. 
Large juicy shelled prawns are topped with a roasted chilli dressing, avocado and salad of young coconut, mango, pomelo, thai basil and crispy shallots. Our favourite out of the two entrees, as it was was bursting of fresh flavours that provided us with a wonderfully light start before the heavier mains came out. 
Beautifully lit open-spaced seating

Filet, green beans
Perfectly cooked to a medium rare – the grass fed angus steak was slightly charred on the outside, and tender and juicy on the inside. The natural flavours of the beef was brought out from their usage of the wood burning grill cooking technique, and so the mushroom sauce was hardly needed (though delicious nonetheless!). 
Mushroom sauce

Snapper, chimichurri, fennel salad

Overall Black was a perfect venue for a leisurely drawn-out lunch – the views are amazing, service is attentive and the food was consistent. Will definitely be back to try out more of their steak options. 
Black by Ezard
Star 80 Pyrmont St
Pyrmont NSW 2009
02 9657 9109

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