Black by Ezard:
How are you, dear reader? I hope that the new year thus far has been full of joy and health – at the very least mundanity rather than any unpleasant surprises. I’ve been keeping with some new year’s resolutions – spending quality time with God with this Bible reading plan daily, treating more friends out, watching more documentaries, writing songs..
These photos are from October aka Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Month, but the memory’s still fresh so here it is (3 second/month rule applies for blog posts, yes?).
Originally, my uni friend and I were going to go for a quick lunch sandwiched between intense research/essay-writing sessions. Originally. But what with the nice weather and being down in Darling Harbour, we felt a world away from our final assignments (EVER) and the airy, light-filled restaurant made us feel as light-hearted as schoolkids on holidays. Simple, modern furniture centred around oversized champagne bottles, coral and elaborate lights were aesthetically pleasing also. A diamond of The Star, and looks the part!
You won’t get amazing views of the water but the service was lovely, and mains portion sizes notably larger than other fine dining venues to make up for it. The brioche was rich and flavourful with the butter, and the salty creaminess of the risotto and mushrooms of the wood-grilled chicken main was well-balanced with the sweetness of the cooked blueberries and chicken jus. So delish. Unfortunately it was served ‘warm’, not hot, and soon the air-con blasted it down to ‘cool’, which was disappointing. The highlight, as anticipated, was the popular “Chocolate” dessert – as your server gently pours the hot melted chocolate over the thick dark chocolate sphere, the top half gives way to expose mint ice-cream and raspberries now enveloped with molten chocolate. I’d asked our server about the percentage of the different chocolates used but I’ve forgotten now. Nothing was too sweet, and the crunchy, crumbed chocolate cookies and soft raspberries made for stimulating textures. Highly recommended!
I imagine the atmosphere at night to be classically romantic (how could it not be with over 700 international and local bottles of wine just crying to be opened?), and our server vouched for Black‘s beautiful cocktails – sounds perfect for a special date night to me!
P.S: they have a beautiful restroom, too.
Contact Black by Ezard:
- Level G, Harbourside, The Star (80 Pyrmont St), Pyrmont NSW 2009
- 9657 9109