Pier Seven, 17 Hickson Road
Walsh Bay, Sydney NSW 2000
Trading from 5pm Mondays
and noon till late Tues to Sat
Buggles and Squeak were venturing off to see 'Long Day's Journey into Night' (and can I say, what a very long journey it was!) on this cold winter's eve, normally our pre theatre dinner is had at Ventuno....tonight we try Firefly.
Firefly is tiny, it possibly seats 40 people. We secure a table for 2 (thanks to a prior booking) under the much needed heaters. We are always up for a tapas style menu & love the idea of several smaller meals to share.
The Firefly menu isn't large, but a few things catch our eye.
We decide on:
PARMESAN & THYME TARTLETS with red onion jam
PANFRIED HALOUMI w preserved lemon, parsley & pomegranate molasses
POTATO & ROSEMARY pizza
The first to arrive is the Haloumi. It is obvious straight away that the haloumi has taken a while to get to us, it is starting to develop a 'rubber' like consistency & has lost all ooze. Four thick chunks of haloumi are topped with mint & lemon rind & surrounded by a sweet pomegranate molasses. While a little chewy, the haloumi is still very tasty, the mint & lemon are perfect accompaniments and the sweetness of the molasses cuts through the saltiness of the haloumi.
The panacotta is not remotely burnt, orange or panacottary....it is like the worst kind of rubbery 'creme caramel'...a real disappointment, because when it arrived it looked great.
This fig pudding was a warm pudding served with a vanilla icecream and a caramel sauce...that's it really....once again very underwhelming.
Would we go again? Maybe.