Song Kitchen have just launched their stunning new menu having tweaked their style shifting from a French feel to a Middle Eastern inspired offering. Led by the creative and passionate new head chef, Elizabeth Mason, the restaurant serves up delicious Mediterranean bistro favourites presented in a stunning fashion made using fresh Australian grown produce.
Since opening their doors only a few years ago, this not-for-profit venue has been capturing the hearts and stomachs of its guests through their delicious food and overall mission to donate all of its proceeds to victims of domestic violence. Combining this love for food while making a difference in the world, you can’t help but feel virtuous about going out for dinner.
Mason frequently works with ingredients that she says are underrated, seeking out simple and seasonal produce that add surprising depth and elegance to her meals. Her approach fuses Middle Eastern, Italian and Mediterranean influences with modern Australian fare, resulting in flavour-packed dishes.
Starter highlights include the flavoursome Chicken liver pâté served with pickled cherries and red lentil flatbread, the Roast Duck Salad served with cucumber, barberry, chervil and date, the superb golden crunchy Fried Cauliflower with walnut tarator and sumac and the outstanding Octopus with tomato, oregano and hazelnut – a delicious mix of flavours that will make you wish you ordered two.
More substantial options include the Blue Swimmer Crab Potato Gnocchi with brown butter and nasturtium, the delicious Saffron Tagliolini with sweet peas, pine nut and basil, the slow roasted, perfectly tender Lamb Neck with preserved lemon, smoked spelt and tomato jam, the chargrilled Wagyu Hanger Steak with beetroot, labneh and sweet herbs and the deliciously spicy Spanish Mackeral poached in olive oil, chermoula, celery and pomegranate which builds to an almost-burning crescendo – totally scrumptious!
While you’re there, you’ve got to sample some of the amazing dessert on offer including the sweet Rosewater Meringue and Pistachio Ice-cream sandwich with salted caramel and fluffy fairy floss or the rich Dark Chocolate Pudding with spiced espresso mascarpone and honeycomb which is as delectable as it gets!
It’s humbling to know that you can help to make a difference, eating good food for a good cause. There’s no doubt Song Kitchen will continue to impress diners with their impeccable standard of food, brilliant service and charitable business model for some time to come.
5/11 Wentworth Ave, Sydney