The Black Sheep Cafe – One chef… One Standard
That is what their website says. Heard about this place from her and then going on to google the place, our interest rose as we read how good it is. So since we are nearby and celebrating a happy occasion, let indulge in it!
Apparently, this is a French Cuisine cafe and the chef is an Indian.
If you are not familiar with this place, look out for the sign (see picture below).
There was already two groups of people there although it was only 630pm.
Notice in the menu, for starters, main course and desserts there are not many varieties as the chef only serves what he does best in and his signature dishes.
We ordered Baked Brie Cheese, two Duck Confit with Apple Roesti and a Flourless Chocolate Tart. After ordering, warm water was served. Do take note that this is fine dining, if you are in a rush, do not attempt to eat here. As the waiting time might be long.
This starter (Baked Brie Cheese) really wow us. The cheese was warm yet crispy! Coupled together with the chilled citrus fruits consisting of slices of oranges and pomelos, it was a fantastic start to our dining experience.
The Duck Confit with Apple Roesti which has many garnered the praise of many bloggers online. I am not one who goes fine dining frequently, or eaten a duck confit before. But wow, even before it arrive, I could smell it literally. The Duck Confit had a crispy skin. Inside the meat was very tender. So tender that I wonder if it was really duck. However, it was slightly too oily for my liking.
The Mango Relish was so so. The flavour was overwhelming.
Apple Roesti, was good, so different from the roesti that you get to eat else where. Needless to say I whipped the plate clean.
After the main course was cleared we asked for the Flourless Chocolate Tart. It took ages to arrive about 20 to 30minutes. Quite an average dish.
We must be big eaters, as we were not full after the meal. Well I guess this happens during fine dining =).
Do take note there is No GST, No Service Charge. All prices are Nett. Do let the chef know if you are in a rush. If you want a quick meal this is certainty not the place. And yes, do make a reservation if you are coming as this is a small yet cozy place with limited capacity.
The Black Sheep Cafe
35 Mayo Street
Tel: 6292 5772
- (Closed on Sun)