the hungry duck Sydney restaurants

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cru54 Kitchen & Bar, Spanish, Surry Hills

Cru54 Kitchen & Bar

54 Foveaux Street Surry Hills
02 9281 1054

Cru54 is a small funky tapas bar located a stones throw away from Central Station. Its just down the road from the Excelsior hotel so the area was buzzing with people. The food was quite good although personally I didn't think any of the dishes were outstanding. However this is a great place to share some food and sangria on a Friday night with friends. We ordered a number of tapas, mains and a salad to share.

Patatas bravas con aiolo (Potatoes with brava relish & aioli)

This was okay but fairly average. Actually I think the kitchen forgot the aioli..

Jamon Serrano, aged 22 months from Spain

Ever since the 'meat plank' from Jamie's I've been craving for some jamon or bresola. This had a deep flavour  and was delicious.

Warm Goat Cheese Salad with Orange & Asparagus

First of all, the goat cheese was incredible. Nutty, creamy and melt in your mouth. However the actual salad was so salty that even the orange failed to make an impact.

Paprika dusted crispy chicken wings with Tequila Salmorejo

Tequila and chicken?? Hell yeah! Unfortunately we couldn't taste (or feel the effects) of any tequila. Perhaps they forgot that as well? Haha. But actually this was a really tasty and probably one of my favourite dishes of the night.

Seafood Paella 

This was quite good, definitely recommended if you're dining at Cru54.

Pork Belly with marmalade braised red cabbage & aioli

This was the dish that we were all waiting for. Personally, I loved it. The crackling.. omgg.. delicious! But I think it depends on the piece of pork belly since the other people I dined with found this quite average. I liked it though :)

The bill came to $25 per head since we used a 25% off ent book voucher.

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