Friday, October 13, 2006

Zaaffran - Let's Do Lunch!

108 Sydney Restaurants are offering special Let’s Do Lunch menus presenting a main course dish, glass of wine and coffee for $35. The menus are all published in a special section of the Good Food Month Guide so you can pick and choose your options.

The menu at Zaaffran in Darling Harbour sounded too good to miss: Lobster and prawns glazed in a clay oven, mesclun, spiced potato wedges, beetroot raita and mushroom naan.

The lobster and prawns were lightly coated in mustard, cumin, coriander, turmeric and just a hint of chilli. Cooked to perfection they were juicy and succulent and a more than generous serve.

The raitas that accompanied were a normal mint and yoghurt, an astringent vinegary beetroot, and smooth avocado puree. The naan was crisp at the base with abundant mushrooms scattered over the top in a buttery pillow. The spiced potatoes seemed to be missing that day, but the serve was so large I don’t think we could have done them justice anyway.
I’ve eaten at Zaaffran previously and have always enjoyed the food – this GFM special certainly didn’t disappoint either.

(Left: Mushroom Naan)

345 Harbourside Centre,
Darling Harbour
Ph: 9211 8900



Blogger Helen (AugustusGloop) said...

Sounds tasty. Zaafran does good food indeed. I've never seen mushroom naan before though. Intriguing!

11:25 PM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

Toronto does similar deals in the winter and summer, calling them Winterlicious and Summerlicious. It's a great way to try some new things.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Reb said...

I hadn't seen it before either Helen. It kind of resembled and Indian mushroom pizza if that's not too much of a culinary leap. It was very yummy indeed.

I agree Brilynn - I've purposely selected 2 other upmarket places I haven't been to before to have a little sample of luxury. But Toronto and Montreal have such fantastic eating scenes. I love being there!

7:12 AM  
Blogger Anna said...

the prawns and lobster looks so plump and juicy.

i've only been to zaaffran once before but i enjoyed the food there too.

11:08 PM  
Blogger Reb said...

They were Anna. And just enough spice to not dominate their flavour. Very yum indeed.

8:57 AM  

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