Sunday, 31 October 2010

Restaurant Review: Le Monde, Surry Hills

One of my highlights of the year has been meeting and making friends with some of Sydney's food blogging community. It's food club meets camera club, with great people thrown in. What more could you ask for?

A blogger I haven't met, but very much enjoy reading, is the Unbelievable Lightness of Being Hungry. Lee Tran Lam seems to have a knack for getting into places before anyone else, features less well known joints and, helpfully for me, largely focuses on my nearby suburb of Surry Hills.

When she reviewed the three course breakfast degustation at Le Monde, I immediately wanted to go. A work colleague and I have been attempting to agree a time to visit since May and finally made it there this weekend! Unfortunately the degustation is now so popular that you have to book and we had to settle for the regular breakfast menu instead.

I ordered the scrambled eggs with spinach and feta. The toast was generously smoothered in butter. The eggs were soft and the crumby, salty feta added an extra dimension. They might not be Bills eggs, but I did enjoy them.

The two poached eggs with smoked salmon and hollandaise sauce looked a bit stark. Something about their plating didn't quite work. The poached eggs were good, but I wasn't so sure about the hollandaise sauce.

I didn't taste the granola, but it looked sexy in the glass. Unfortunately the verdict was too much yoghurt and not enough granola. However, it did give me the inspiration to finally make some homemade granola, which I can report was a success!

Being honest I wasn't blown away by the breakfast. It was pleasant, but nothing exceptional. I'd still be keen to try the degustation as it's an innovative idea that I don't know of being emulated anywhere else.

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1 comment:

  1. I love both scrambled eggs and eggs benedict, but rarely get a chance to indulge them for breakfast!