As a dude, I love getting my protein on. In fact, protein is a big part of my daily diet. Over the weekend, I've had my week-worth dose of iron and protein. It's thanks to all the meat I ate at Chef Luke Powell's new restaurant, LP's Quality Meats.
Chef Luke was a former head chef at Tetsuya's and Mary's of Newtown and has now opened his own domain. His new joint LP's Quality Meats specialises in smokehouse-style barbecue meats cooked low and slow as well as cured and cold cuts. The place had a rustic diner feel. It's only been operating for less than two weeks and it's already getting crowds of diners. Amongst these diners were my food loving companions and I who where there for a MEAT up.
|Cold and cured cuts: Coppa di testa, bierwurst and belly ham|
We started with some cold and cured cuts coppa di testa ($12), bierwurst ($12) and belly ham ($12). The belly ham was my favourite with its delicate sweet and savoury flavours that finished with a nice soft texture.
I really liked the smoked salmon ($18). The smoky flavour was subtle and the smudge of aioli gives it an extra complimenting flavour and silkiness to the texture. I also enjoyed the contrast of the crunchy capers!
|Left: mashed potato, right: kale and chickpea salad|
The nicely seasoned mashed potato and gravy ($10) was all about fluffiness and happiness! It was slightly creamy and buttery.
Do not judge the kale and chickpea salad too soon until you've tried it as it was quite amazing! It had a sweetish dressing that complimented the kale and the nutty flavour from the chickpea was also a nice touch.
The eggplant salad ($12) was addictive and definitely smoky! It’s almost like chutney and I could taste taste spices like paprika and cumin.
|Toulouse sausage, lamb shoulder, half smoked chicken and beef tri-tip|
|More beef tri-tip|
|Bread ($2 each)|
It was love at first bite after I had my portion of the pouding chomeur ($12). It's a French Canadian sweet & sticky cake pudding dessert that is messy amazing! The cake pudding poured with maple syrup and water, which turns into caramelised maple sauce after being baked. It is served warm with vanilla ice cream. Once the vanilla ice cream, pudding and maple sauce comes together, a combined exuberant flavour comes through and it becomes so addictive.
|LP's entrance and their bouncer (he too likes his high-protein diet)|
LP's Quality Meats is the perfect joint for a meat-ing session to get your smoky barbecue on. Great service and great meats equals one heck of a smokin' time!
LP's Quality Meats
Suite 1, 16 Chippen St,
Chippendale, Sydney NSW
Phone: (02) 8399 0929
WED – SAT: Dinner 5pm–11pm
FRIDAY: Lunch 12noon–3pm