Firedoor

Smoking hot Firedoor

Firedoor do wonderful food with an emphasis on subtle smoking of key ingredients, utilising everything from apple or cherry, to hay, ironbark, or pecan. I remember the restaurant being very dark at dinner, while now for Friday lunch the sun is streaming through the windows. The kitchen is open to the room, although there is no sense of smokiness. Friday quickie lunch special, we’re ready – let’s start with an Aperol spritzer!

Aperol Spritz
Aperol Spritz

Now I’m not a fan of most offal, and yet, twice now, Firedoor has enticed me to eat and enjoy duck hearts. Really enjoy them, the taste and texture both. I’m still not sure I’m brave enough to order them anywhere else, but here at Firedoor they are delicious. Me & G enjoy the duck hearts and P enjoys the borlotti, pumpkin, radicchio, stracciatella option. And we’re sharing a nice dry Rippon Jeunesse riesling.

duck hearts, black lentils, celeriac @ Firedoor
duck hearts, black lentils, celeriac @ Firedoor
borlotti, pumpkin, radicchio, stracciatella @ Firedoor
borlotti, pumpkin, radicchio, stracciatella @ Firedoor

The mains events

G and I pick the sublime mirror dory, prepared so simply with grilled cabbage and lemon confit. And P goes for the milk fed lamb cutlets, all perfectly pink, with carrot and salsa verde. After a bit of time to digest, G and me indulge in the mandarin, white chocolate, and pistachio granola dessert, with little sugared mint leaves to top it off. G enjoys the a sumptuous blue cheese. Yep, that’s how to do Friday lunch.

mirror dory, grilled cabbage, lemon confit @ Firedoor
mirror dory, grilled cabbage, lemon confit @ Firedoor
milk fed lamb cutlets, carrot, salsa verde @ Firedoor
milk fed lamb cutlets, carrot, salsa verde @ Firedoor
mandarin, white chocolate, pistachio granola @ Firedoor
mandarin, white chocolate, pistachio granola @ Firedoor
chevre de rabouillet, fig & walnut loaf
chevre de rabouillet, fig & walnut loaf
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor restaurant
Firedoor quickie lunch menu
Firedoor quickie lunch menu

Ever been to a restaurant that can tempt you to eat things you thought you didn’t like?

Best bits:  all the gently smoked flavours, the service

Worst bits: none.

Where am I?  Firedoor, 23-33 Mary St, Surry Hills NSW 2010, Australia

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