Nestled in the middle of Parramatta’s burgeoning food scene is The Emporium. Opening its doors earlier this year it introduced a new, and quality, dining experience for the locals.

Upon arrival I could tell straight away that this place is serious about not only it’s food but it’s wine and the dining experience as a whole. I had the pleasure of feasting on a well planned, and always evolving menu (as chef Rob Cannon describes it) in the Italian villa-inspired garden.

EMPORIUM-01 EMPORIUM-02 We started with a gently miso dressed Albacore Tuna Tartare which was placed on a beautifully made squid ink puffed rice crisp.

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Followed by succulent marble grade 4 Wagyu Beef Tartare also placed on a pork crackling-like tapioca puff with a balsamic-like black garlic sauce.

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Next was a pan-fried crispy skin Petuna Ocean Trout with a gorgeous fennel, radish, apple and raspberry salad. When the main hit the table it was followed by a resounding gasp by all the guests.

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After a long pause for all to pull out their smartphones and post on social media, we dived into the thrice cooked Pork Hock sitting on a Vietnamese salad.

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My favourite dish of the evening was the cheese plate with the most delicious Delice de Cremier. A beautiful triple cream french cheese with an almost cakey-whipped texture, served with gorgeously sweet dried red wine grapes and flavourful quince paste. To finish off the night we were treated a perfectly creamy pudding Chocolate cremeaux and a delicious honeycomb ice cream.

Parramatta Lanes Food Festival ran on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th October 2015, 5-10pm. See full program at parramattalanes.com.au.

The Emporium
51 Phillip Street, Parramatta, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9687 1955
Web: theemporiumparramatta.com.au

The Emporium Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I Ate My Way Through dined as guests of The Emporium

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Amy is a former resident of Cabramatta and is the tour leader for I Ate My Way Through Cabramatta. Having lived away from Sydney's Little Vietnam for a short while she misses the sights, sounds and flavours of her hometown. When Amy isn't constantly chatting about food, she is writing about it on her blog tinytearoom.com. Amy also owns and operates Seventh Tree Soaps where she creates natural, handmade cold-processed soaps, balms and serums.