Bakery by day, restaurant by night. And vodka. Lots and lots of vodka.
The flavours of French baking are coming to Potts Point later this month courtesy of La Boulangerie, a short-term bakery, restaurant and cocktail bar. Taking over Yellow, Brent Savage and Nick Hildebrandt’s European bistro located in historic Yellow House, the pop-up patisserie is a collaboration between Yellow, Luxe Bakery and Grey Goose Vodka, and will be serving up delectable French pastries and ludicrous five-course dinners starting Friday August 21.
During daylight hours, (9am-2pm to be precise) La Boulangerie will operate as a bakery, selling freshly baked baguettes and sourdoughs as well as a variety of traditional sweet pastries such as éclairs, almond croissants and pains au chocolat. You’ll also be able to pick up jars of specially made Grey Goose confiture, in varieties such as pear and lemon, lemon and salt, and orange and Szechuan pepper.
At night, Savage takes over the kitchen for a five-course gourmet dinner menu that’ll run you $120 a head. Start with cured kingfish with cod roe and pickled cherry, and foie gras parfait with fermented apple, radish and red endive for entree, followed by mahi mahi with roast carrot and Grey Goose L’Orange bisque, and beef tri-tip with charred onion and green garlic for the main course.
Assuming you’ve got room, dessert consists of pain d’espices with vanilla and vodka poached pear. The meal is also paired with a number of vodka cocktails that’ll make it that much harder to get out of your chair once the evening is said and done.
If that wasn’t enough, La Boulangerie will also be running a pop-up martini bar between August 27-29, serving cocktails as well as a selection of fancy-schmancy bar snacks like mushrooms with quinoa crisps, braised lamb shoulder sliders, and chicken liver parfait.
La Boulangerie will be located at Yellow, 59 Macleay St, Potts Points from August 21 until September 6. For more information visit their website.