Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Glass Brasserie - at the Hilton Sydney Hotel

Days, months and years come and go. But the special ties with that special someone; we should cherish and not let go. It seems like it was just yesterday when Mrs Ramen Raff and I got married. Where did the time go? I really wanted to make our anniversary this year special. So, I made a dinner reservation at the Glass Brasserie. Making someone feel special is one of the things Glass is very good at.

The Glass Brasserie is located at the Hilton Hotel in Sydney. Internationally acclaimed interior designer Tony Chi came up with the stunning design of this 240-seat restaurant. By day, the earthy colours, high ceilings and modern design utilises the use of natural light and by night, it is one of the most romantic spots in Sydney. The staff were fantastic! We were looked after well from the time we stepped in and all the way until we left.

Local restaurateur, Chef Luke Mangan, is the culinary expert behind the amazing menu of Glass Brasserie. Chef Luke Mangan and Chef Joe Pavlovich uses precise French cooking techniques to come up with a contemporary twist on classic dishes. One could say that Glass offers French/Modern Australian dishes, which are also influenced by an array of international cooking styles. The use of fresh local produce is very evident with every bite of their food.

Parmesan and truffled fries
The Parmesan and truffled fries ($13) was a winner from the start! Crispy fries with a balanced amount and flavours from white truffle and Parmesan cheese.

kurobuta pork loin with miso crust, braised cheek, daikon, shallots, broad beans, black fungi, and dashi broth
We each had the kurobuta pork loin with miso crust, braised cheek, daikon, shallots, broad beans, black fungi, and dashi broth ($43) is the perfect example of what Glass Brasserie cooking is like. It is a Japanese/Asian influenced dish where French cooking techniques have been used. It is the epitome of a dish with clean and well-balanced flavours. The tender and succulent pork cheeks were my favourite. The pork loin was perfectly cooked. It had a hint of miso taste that works perfectly with the dish.

toffee soufflé with pecan butter ice cream
The highlight of our dinner was the toffee soufflé with pecan butter ice cream ($20). What made the night extra special was when the chefs took the extra mile by writing the words "Happy" and "Anniversary" on each of our dessert plates. The soufflé and ice cream were absolutely amazing. The soufflé has perfectly risen with an inside that’s soft and gooey. There was so much awesomeness in the taste. The pecan butter ice cream was delish.

For whatever special occasion you may be celebrating or if you are after an excellent fine dining experience, Glass Brasserie is the place to be. Our dinner at the Glass Brasserie was very yummy for our tummies! How's yours?

Glass Brasserie
Hilton Sydney Hotel
Level 2, 488 George Street,
Sydney, Australia 2000
Phone: (02) 9265 6068
Opening hours:
Mon to Fri 6am - 10am
Sat to Sun 7am - 11am

Mon to Fri Noon - 3pm

Mon to Sun 6pm – till late

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  1. that is so sweet that they wrote that out for you guys! Happy anniversary mr & mrs ramenraff!

    the food looks absolutely amazing - love the styling of the dessert especially.

    hope your missus loved it!

  2. wow the food certainly looks special, every dish looked like a highlight to me! happy anniversary.

    we are celebrating our 10th anniversary soon at Flying Fish, i'm very excited as i rarely eat out somewhere special (unlike all you crazy bloggers!!!)

  3. Happy anniversary! It all looks great, especially those wonderfully light looking souffles.

  4. Awe how sweet of them to write happy anniversary. Happy anniversary! What a lovely way to celebrate.

  5. Happy anniversary! And I always love it when the kitchen do that extra little bit to make the dining experience special.

  6. looks like a great place to have an anniversary :-)

  7. the toffee souffle looks amazing!!

    hehe you two must have had a lovely anniversary ^^ the way they wrote 'happy anniversary' looks so pretty!

  9. I haven't been here for ages, so it's interesting to see the fries glammed up with the ubiquitous parmesan and truffle combo. The fries were good, although they are not exactly handcut ....


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