A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to La Grillade's relaunch party. While I hadn't been to the restaurant before the revamp, I was impressed by its fresh French appearance and subtle rustic charm. La Grillade has been operating in Crows Nest for over 25 years and I must admit this party showed no sign of age.
There was plenty of French wine circulating but unfortunately, not enough food... So it would only make sense that I plotted myself near the kitchen. And because I did, I'll let the pictures do the talking.
Here's an example of what to expect on the new menu:
Seared tuna nicoise with caviar
Blackmore's wagyu bresola with roquefort and fig
Seared scallop, celeriac remoulade, pancetta
Duck rillette, sour cherry jelly and pickled pear
Preparation, in the kitchen and wagyu and broiche sandwich, lobster butter and beetroot
Lentil, peas and red wine pithivier
Garlic snails en croute
Mini ratatouille tart with goats curd
Braised lamb shoulder, Paris mash and quail egg
Red carpet entrance, atmosphere and dessert of lemon curd tart with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries
118 Alexander Street, Crows Nest
Phone: (02) 9439 3707