Thursday, October 05, 2006

Kables, George Street, Sydney

Kables, George Street, Sydney
Thursday 5 October, 2006

I love October! It's Good Food Month and one of my favourite things is Let's Do Lunch. As the SMH states,

'As if you needed an excuse to go out to lunch. Throughout Good Food Month, restaurants featured in The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide provide $35 lunch menu, which includes one main meal, a glass of Brown Brothers wine or James Squire beer, plus coffee. Bookings are recommended. Monday to Friday, noon-2pm.'

Today my work buddy and I chose to dine at Kables within the Four Seasons Hotel. During Good Food Month they are offering a different meal each day. Today, being Thursday, they were offering Crispy duck leg confit, fontina polenta, broccolini. We chose this especially over the other daily offerings:

Monday: Fettucini pasta with coppa ham, spinach, artichokes, black olive, light gorgonzola sauce.
Tuesday: Prosciutto wrapped chicken filled with pistachio mushrooms and herbs, pumpkin and desiree potato hash.
Wednesday: Grilled Jindalee beef sirloin, baked eggplant stack, crispy fingerling potato, herb butter.
Thursday: Crispy duck leg confit, fontina polenta, broccolini.
Friday: Catch of the day, caper crush potatoes, green bean salad

Entering the Four Seasons Hotel you immediately feel like you are somebody - the eager staff rush to open the double glass doors on the ground level and great you warmly. Walking up the plush velvet carpet stairs to the first floor, Kables commands the large space overlooking George St with glimpes out to Circular Quay.

We entered and were greeted by our friendly warm hostess. She directed us to our table and left the a la carte and Good Food Month menu. Shortly afterwards our waiter arrived and welcomed us to Kables. She explained it was Good Food Month (like we didn't know!) and nearly everyone in the restaurant today was enjoying the lunch special. Interestingly, Kables have a very reasonable lunch special anyway - 2 courses for $45.

The interior is plush looking with large comfortable chairs - but they are a little hard to move in once you are seated. I felt I was seated too far away from the table and tried to move in but the chair was so heavy I needed to give it some extra muscle and almost knocked the glassware off out table. Oops!

It didn't take us long to order the Good Food Month special and glass of Brown Brother sauvignon blanc. Shortly after we ordered an enormous bread basket with oil/ butter dish was delivered to the table. This kept us busy until the food arrived. The bread basket was complete with multi grain, sour dough, wafer bread and white bread.

Our meals arrived and looked quite generous. The duck was placed on a bed of polenta with a side of broccolini. The duck was very tender and the polenta tasted more eggy than potato and was lightly covered in the current based sauce. It was nice but didn't have any WOW! factor.

Kables, Four Seasons Hotel Sydney - 199 George St, Sydney - T: 9250 3226


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