Aria

Overlooking the Opera House, Matt Moran’s Aria didn’t disappoint.

If you’re doing a pre-theatre menu, I highly recommend doing 2 courses, I’ve tried doing 3 but boy, was that an exhilarating rush. Never again.

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Pepe Saya butter  with Iggy’s Honey spelt and white sourdough

That honey spelt bread was a winner. It was sweet but retained its aromatic freshness.

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Roasted Pork with apples & Black Pudding

I adore black pudding. So the moment I heard that there was black pudding on this ‘special’ dish of the night, I was in. The crackling was super crunchy – by super crunchy, I mean the entire restaurant hearing me chew that baby down. Worth it.

The pork itself as tender, though slightly over cooked but the juiciness of the meat was still there & The apples added a refreshing sweetness to the dish.

 

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Roasted lamb rump with fermented cima di rapa, flowering chives and roasted garlic sauce 

Textural orgasm. The flavour of the lamb was strong although the meat itself was a little overcooked and tough.

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Caramel tart with coffee ice cream, mandarins & hazelnuts

The caramel was incredibly smooth and delicate. It was a definite melt-in-your-mouth moment. The hazelnuts were the perfect addition to make a ‘good’ dessert to ‘stunning’. The coffee ice cream was packed full of flavour and the mandarin segments added a citrus-y burst of goodness.

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Pink lady apple sorbet with coconut parfait, rhubarb, raspberries and toasted granola

 

The pink apple sorbet was sweet, but the coconut parfait was delicate, creamy and had a good hit of coconut. The granola added a textural contrast to the smoothness and the raspberries & rhubarb had more than enough sourness to them.

 

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Oh, and also very impressed with those petit fours – amazing chewy macaron, the truffle with an earl grey ganache filling, lemongrass white chocolate and Lemon curd tart. Could I get those take away please?

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Also, Anything Goes was FANTASTIC. Entire production is on point!
Aria Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Til next time!

Alice

 

(Aesthetic Communications)

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