Return visits only mean one thing. A 2 Hungry Guys favourite restaurant!
Always a charming experience, Ananas is Sydney’s answer to chic, trendy and delectable dining, inspired by traditional French bistros with a contemporary fun atmosphere.
Assorted Oysters $24
As always, we started with oysters and champagne to get our taste buds going for the meal to come. There’s something so refreshing and delightful as the sweet briny taste of a freshly shucked oyster.
Steak Tartare $22
Delicate and fresh, the vibrant red meat was soft and perfectly spiced. I particularly loved the salty surprise with every bite from the generous mixing of capers and the extra richness from the little golden yolk crowning the top.
Don’t scoff until you’ve tried them! Snails are actually superbly delicious, especial the way Ananas cooks them. Smothered in a rich butter and garlic sauce then topped with a little puff pastry for texture. Absolutely delightful!
The first thing you smell before this huge pot hits the table is the aromatic saffron. Then the mouth watering aroma of seafood strikes and your wiping drool off your lip before you’ve had a taste. This thing was massive, easily enough for two people, and brimming with rock cod, mussels and lobster pieces. The two crusty pieces of bread to soak up the savoury broth were very welcomed accompaniments.
Duck Confit $39
Another excellent and traditional French dish that always hits the spot. The ducks crispy skin did wonders to the texture of the dish going hand in had with the soft juicy meat within. The buttery potatoes had a lovely slight golden crunch to them going well coated with the zesty gremolata.
Frozen Macaron $17
Our first sweet of the night and one I did not expect to love so much. The frozen custard was silky smooth and packed full of flavour going brilliantly with the crisp and chewy macaron. The apricot jelly gave it a whole other dimension of flavour and texture making this plate a winner.
A classic never dies, especially when done with perfection like this. The top was paper thin and cracked oh so sensually. The creamy centre was like luscious velvet with it’s smooth texture and rich flavour. All in all the perfect way to end the meal.
Once again Ananas blew our socks off with it’s incredibly delicious menu, vibe and high standard of service. Great for any occasion, this French gem is an old favourite and from reading the above I’m sure you can see why.
Ananas Bar & Brasserie
18 Argyle Street,
The Rocks, NSW 2000
2 Hungry Guys dined as a guest