It’s as if Sydney knows the last day of winter has arrived and tomorrow is Spring; so it honours it’s citizens with a beautiful preview of weather to come – high clear blue skies, a gentle breeze and the sun shining brilliantly.
I’m fortunate enough to be working a couple of days a week in Pyrmont on a project at the moment. Today was especially good as an impromptu lunch with my customer at Sugaroom turned my day into something of a pleasure!
Sugaroom has been in Pyrmont for a few years. It’s on the waterfront end of Harris street, situated in the refurbished old CSR Refinery building of Jackson’s Landing.
The menu is modern Australian, with clean, simple and crisp flavours in a variety of meats and seafood.
So let’s look at the lunch menu!
To start we share oysters; natural with vinegarette.
Accompanied by a glass of Claymore ’09 ‘Whole lotta love’ Rose from Clare Valley for me and Paulaner Hefe-weitbier for him.
For mains I have the ‘blue swimmer crab and chilli spaghettini‘; it’s really good but a little too heavy on the chilli which slightly overpowers the sweet crab meat. The soft roasted garlic pieces and parmesan give it a nutty flavour and the green of the baby spinach freshens up the dish.
He has the ‘dukkah crusted lamb loin, baby beetroot, eschallots, pomegranate reduction‘. The lamb is generous and I am told it has an Indian flavour and the lamb is juicy and tender. It looks so pretty, accompanied perfectly by the different coloured and variety of baby beets.