Chiswick

11 Jun

We went with some friends to Chiswick last night. It’s Aussie celebrity chef Matt Moran’s new restaurant (on the old Pruniers site in Woollahra, for any like me who navigate by way of closed shops, old restaurants and landmarks like big trees and fantasy houses).

It was delicious, don’t get me wrong. Shared dishes mean you get to taste lots of different morsels, it’s social, there’s nothing scary or challenging. It’s comfort food, right?

But here’s the thing, and maybe I’m blowing my own trumpet here, but it wasn’t that far from what I’d do myself. Have we become so estranged from our own kitchens that a roast chook with brussel sprouts is worth paying 60 bucks for?

Or are these the smart people, paying for good food done well, with no washing up?

The room was full of families, grannies with dolled-up 19 year old granddaughters (who were no doubt club-bound after dinner), a newborn wrapped in blankies while a very grateful looking mumma had wine poured by an aunty, and plenty of happy groups of mates like us…

So maybe Matt’s on to something….

 

 

 

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