I love the idea of this restaurant; the kitchen is staffed by students aspiring to be chefs and the dining floor by hospitality students. I think it’s so important to show your support for students who may one day go on to become the next Peter Doyle or Guillaume Brahimi.
We entered the restaurant and were greeted warmly by about 12-15 grinning waiters. Our waiter Adam showed us to our table and giggled nervously throughout the night. Despite a few mishaps he was an absolute star and I found him rather endearing.
By 7:00pm it was already dark outside and you could watch the sun set through the big glass windows. The restaurant remained dimly lit with egg shaped lights glowing at each table. Jazz music floated from the speakers in the ceiling just loud enough to cover the quiet chit chat.
The menu changes week by week and today there was a 4 course meal on offer with two glasses of either wine, beer or soft drink all for a mere $35…an absolute bargain! As usual I discreetly snapped away with my trusty camera phone below are some pics from the night.
Seared Kangaroo rump carpaccio with roasted baby beetroot, horseradish cream & watercress
Asian Style swordfish Ceviche with julienne daikon and cucumber salad garnish
Suppli Telefono Crumbed arborio balls filled with cheese peas and herbs
Beancurd skin pastries with spiced eggplant, spinach and water chestnut
Char-grilled Squid with lime, coriander, mint & mizuna
Handmade Saffron Linguine with grilled asparagus spears, lemon, garlic & parsley
Herbed Grilled Quail with baby onions, green olives and silver beet
Oven roasted lamb Rump with Tzatziki and an organe and pine nut cous cous
Fresh strawberries with Creme Fraiche
Campari and passionfruit sorbet
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart
Building E, Level 7,Ultimo College TAFE
Harris Street, Ultimo
Tel: (02) 9217 5527