Sep 24, 2009

Cinco Bistro

Guy and I have been wanting to try this great little suburban bistro for years and years. And finally we had a kid-free night the other weekend and on the spur of the moment made a booking. Cinco is owned and run by a chef who has worked all over the world, and is more than happy to have a chat with you at the end of the evening! With a predominately French/ European menu at an affordable price. The atmosphere is nice without being over the top or too daggy. Basically you can dress up or just dress smartly and you'll be fine.

We had for starters:
Wild Mushroom and Foie Gras Tartlet, Porcini Veloute, Port Wine Syrup and Buratta, Blistered Truss Tomato, Pesto Genovese, Crostini. The Tartlet is a specialty and it was TO DIE FOR.

Mains: we both had
Crisp Duck Confit, with bacon and apple. Another regular on the menu and of the 100's of Duck Confits I've ever eaten all over the world - this would be in the top 5.

Dessert: we shared the Lavender Creme Brulee with a hot cinnamon donut - one of the best desserts ever with no chocolate at all! The Brulee was silky and the donut - well you could have just eaten a plate of them on their own!

Wine: 2007 Pirie Estate Pinot Noir, Tasmania and 2007 Yalumba Hand Picked Botrytis Viognier (Wrattonbully)

Overall the service and atmosphere were great and the food was excellent. Very well priced for such awesome food. And a lovely chat with Chef at the end.

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