Located along Macleay Street, Potts Point, Macleay Street Bistro is a venue that gives you wonderful memories after you visit them.
And that’s not because their name is easy to remember: Macleay Street Bistro at Macleay Street 🙂
It’s definitely beyond that.
Upon opening the door to the venue, we were already impressed. Not because of the size, but of the elegance and stylish decor that gives you the ‘Oh là là’ feeling.
Dominated in black and white colours, the room feels cozy and inviting with a touch of glamour from the red chandelier and other small beautiful details.
We were warmly greeted by Clive, the front of house who showed an extensive knowledge of French dishes. He suggested us to try their 6-course Classic Degustation Menu which we quickly agreed. It was a great way to try a little bit of ‘everything’.
We started with the pre-course: complimentary Sonoma French Baguette with the famous Salted Pepe Saya Butter. What an amazing starter!
As a lover of bread, nothing beats high quality, organic butter that is nicely spread on top of a wonderful slice of bread.
Then came the first course: Pan Seared Scallops with Cauliflower Puree and Roasted Hazelnut.
Wow! A simply stunning dish. The combination of perfectly cooked scallops, smooth as silk cauliflower puree and those tiny curls of roasted hazelnut gave wonderful flavours in one bite.
The unique flavours that I’ve never tasted before.. and I absolutely loved it!
The second course was the Macleay Street Bistro Organic Grass Fed Wagyu Steak Tartare with Housemade Mini Baguette.
What a beautiful Steak Tartare.
Once all parts were mixed and sauces and olive oil were added, the flavours were complex and tasty.
Top notch dish!
The third course: Twice Baked French Onion Soufflé with Truffle Butter and Wholemeal Sourdough Roll.
Once arrived on the table, you can tell how delightful this dish was gonna be from the beautiful smell it produced.
And I was right. This dish was my favourite! It was absolutely out-of-this-world! The soufflé itself was delicious. Perfect cheesiness and saltiness (I was afraid it was gonna be too salty and too cheesy).
But then you get the most amazing truffle butter and fluffy roll to bring the dish to the next level! That truffle butter.. amazing!
Fourth course was Organic Grass Fed Eye Fillet with Fresh Parsley and Sauce au Poivre.
Even though it was thick, the meat was tender and flavoursome. The only thing was probably the fact that my fillet was a little bit too rare compared to my other half’s. But regardless, both the meat and the sauce were really flavoursome!
Before the desserts came, we were also given a ‘sneak peek’ of their Classic Beef Bourguignon with Pomme Purée that will be available in a few days (at time of writing.)
Slowly cooked for about two hours, you can definitely ‘see’ it from the taste. Melt-in-your-mouth meat that was packed with aromatic flavours.
Combined with smooth pomme purée and tasty sauce, the classic French comfort food definitely went next level!
Then it was time for some sweetness…
The fifth course was the famous French dessert, Creme Brûlée.
Yum! As soon as we cracked the top layer, we knew it was a perfect dessert.
And the creamy part underneath.. absolutely divine and not too sweet so you can enjoy the creaminess perfectly.
Last but not least was the Chocolate Truffle.
With 80% Cacao and 20% Mint, it was such a perfect dish to end the meal (well, just like the flavours, it was kinda bittersweet that the whole dining experience in ‘Paris’ had now ended).
Now, let’s look closely at this wonderful homemade creation. Talking ’bout big and bold flavours in a small bite, that’s what you get from this beautiful dessert.
Make sure to eat it with the raspberry too for an awesome combination of flavours.
By the way, here at Macleay Street Bistro you can also enjoy a drink or two 🙂
Overall, we had an amazing dining experience at Macleay Steet Bistro and highly recommend you to pay them a visit and have a memorable taste of Paris at Potts Point. Bon Appétit!
Foodblogs dined as guests of Macleay Street Bistro.