Birthday Dinner at Restaurant Balzac

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On the corner of Avoca Street and Belmore Road is a special piece of Randwick’s (and my) history. Once a butcher, a post office, and numerous other establishments including a lovely little cafe called Al Dente where I used to work while at Uni.

A favourite place of mine to go for the food, the service, the ambience and the memories. They still do the Pre-Ritz special where you can have two courses plus tea/coffee for $55. I found it to be as good as ever, excellent value and a fantastic night out.

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A leek and potato veloute to whet the appetite

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Entree of white asparagus with poached egg, celeriac and manchego

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Braised veal shin and spring vegetables

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served with roast sweetbread, smoked bone marrow and pearl barley

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Macleay Valley rabbit and trompette pie with a ballontine of saddle and baby carrots

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A generous serve of Firstlight venison with spiced quince, red cabbage and parsnips

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Pear tart fine with prune and almond ice cream

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Marscarpone and rhubarb mille feuille with a short rendition of ‘happy birthday to you…’

Restaurant Balzac 141 Belmore Road Randwick NSW 2031     Ph: + 61 2 9399 9660

Tues to Sat –  from 6pm
Friday Lunch only – 12pm to 3pm
Last Sunday of every Month – from 6.30pm (Seasonal Degustation only)

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