Sunday, March 20, 2016

Ceru brings Levantine flavours to Sydney

I'm lucky to be living in a country so rich and open to different cultures and with that, comes an opportunity to taste new dishes, sprinkled with a chef’s flair of creativity to create traditional cultural blends of explosive flavours, modernised for the Australian appetite for the fresh crunch that will make you crave for more. The dishes of the restaurant I’m referring to is that of Sydney’s newest restaurant in the heart of Potts Point, a restaurant that takes on a different approach to food from the Levantine region comprising of Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus, Jordan and Israel. Headed up by Chef Tom Kime, Ceru Sydney follows the Levantine restaurant Ceru open across three locations in London.

This dish above is from the 'Veggie Heaven' section of the menu and is their spiced cauliflower and walnut salad with pomegranate, mint, and crumbled goat's cheese.

The standout are the flavours from Ceru Sydney’s menu. The menu is an extensive All Day Breakfast menu packed full of shared plates where the flavours of the Levant region that commingle in the heart of Potts Point (about 5 minutes’ walk from Kings Cross station) ensuring your will visit Ceru Sydney more than once. It is a modern take to the food from the region tailored for the Australian palate. Each dish we tried were well balanced in spices that wasn’t too spicy, but enough for you to think ‘wow, that was delicious’ without being too heavy on the stomach. You will see words like biodynamic, sustainable, free range, and all the other words that that makes you feel good when you are dining at a restaurant.

If you like the flavours of pomegranate then this crisp apple, mint and pomegranate dish is a must try with green chillies, lemon juice and roasted pine nuts.
The dishes are small mezze plates and it's a good way to try a little bit of everything and you'll want to do that as the blend of spices in each dish are so different on each plate.
For seafood lovers, the prawns and organic mussels is a popular choice. For meat lovers, my pick is the slow roasted lamb shoulder with shawarma spices and pomegranate, mint and pistachio dressing. Save room for dessert and its worth indulging in the Flavours of Baklava with honeycomb ice cream with roast nut brittle and burnt honey caramel as well as the Spiced Hot Chocolate Pudding with Cranberry biscotti.

You can also choose from a wine list that is full of biodynamic, chemical free options sourced from Australia and international.

Ceru Sydney is open for Breakfast Lunch and Dinner from Monday: 7am -11pm, Tuesday-Friday 7am – midnight; Saturday: 8am – midnight & Sunday 8am – 10pm

Location: 2/2-14 Kings Cross Rd, Potts Point NSW 2011

See.Taste.Do was invited as a guest to the media launch dinner event.

Ceru Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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