Welcome to the Little Snail @ Pyrmont! one of the rather popular French cuisine in Sydney with a beautiful harbour view, just off the pyrmont bridge near Darling Harbour. A romantic troll to walk through before a romantic meal with the romantic Frenchmen… mmmm*
The Little Snail @ Pyrmont
King Prawn - Flame grilled with lime, chilli and sweet tomato concasse on a pastry crust ($18)
YummiesTTT entree of the night* fresh prawns & pastry with a very tangy sauce :)
Ravioli of Blue Swimmer Crab, Prawns and Salmon - With a lemongrass and chervil veloute ($19)
This dish was super filling, much like a prawn fishcake but comprised of extremely fresh seafood!
Escargot de Bourgogne - Dozen snails marinated in herb-infused court-bouillon, oven baked in garlic butter ($18)
A beautiful plate of the rather ugly creature…! The garlic butter is a popular number but I personally didn’t like it very much… tasted like tasteless slugs dipped in garlic oil..sorry.
Fillet of Beef Tenderloin - With buttered broccolini, pommes croquettes and red wine jus ($38)
A fail aperitif that is supposed to stimulate the appetite…
But the beef tenderloin was very tasty! salivating on the juicy red wine sauce, cooked just right (medium rare)!
Corn-Fed Chicken Roulade - With french beans, vichy carrots and madeira sauce ($29)
A fail corn-fed chicken roulade. Tasted dry n bland with the carrots… worst dish of the night!
Magret de Canard - Duck breast fillet with wok tossed spinach and a cassis and raspberry sauce ($32)
Yummoooooo duck breast fillet in a rather interesting sweet/soury raspberry sauce! Duck cooked to pink perfection!
Seafood Plate - Of grilled salmon, garlic prawns, salt and pepper squid, chilli mussels, beer battered soft shell crab and mesclun salad ($35)
Was rather surprised to see this dish when it came! Looked like one of those seafood platters u get at a fish & chips shop! hows that french? hmmmm… But it was a much glorified plate of deep-fried seafood platter overflowing with seafood!
Handmade Profiteroles - With crème patisserie and mint chocolate sauce ($12.50)
NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM! absolutely beautiful presentation of the richly minty chocolate sauce.
Chef Churned Hazelnut and Praline Ice Cream - On shortbread and Grand Marnier caramel ($12.50)
beauuuuuutiful hazelnut ice cream, perfect with a bite of the crispy shortbread and smokily sweet praline!
Classic Crème Caramel ($12.50)
PERFECTTTTTTTT Crème Caramel! fat & wobbly yet is able to stand as a solid blob! Cute n richhhhhh!
Cocktail deals!! Just $15!
French Meringue Birthday cake :)
Today was a special bday dinner so we requested for a *surprise* which was completely ruined by a fail waiter who assumed that the cake was for the table NEXT to us!!!! SUPER annoyed for utterly demolishing our plan n we had to WAIT for another meringue cake to be whipped up which was wayyyyyy under-done as the cake was extremely fragile & mushy. You can see that the meringue had no stiff peaks but looks more like a sloppy puppy…
The Little Snail :)
Overall, it was a satisfactory dinner considering that we had a special three-course deal. Unfortunately, the quality of a restaurant is not only dependent upon the food on the table but also largely to its service. Although the manager was very apologetic and the other waiters were extremely charming, ON TOP of my obsession with the French, the disappointment to tonight’s surprise was unredeemable and it hurts me to say so.