Philip Johnson's E'cco has always being our list and we thought that we should get it out of the way before the much anticipated One Eleven opens.
The décor of the restaurant is very simple, wooden tables and chairs placed next to one another with a finishing touch of an open kitchen. When we arrived at the restaurant, it was really quiet but the restaurant was soon filled up with hungry customers. I found the tables to be too crammed together, as we were eating we surprisingly found out that the table next to us worked in the same industry and not that we were ear-dropping or anything, but let's just say we unintentionally heard some dirty and juicy gossips.
We started our dinner with roast pork belly, abalone, pickled fennel, celeriac purée & fried sage ($24.50) and crumbed duck rillettes, duck prosciutto, cornichons & celeriac remoulade ($24.50). The pork belly was really nice. I mean, I hardly ever dislike any pork belly dish as long as the cracking is good.
Our mains were lamb rack, goats cheese polenta, onion jam, zucchini flowers & harissa ($42.50) and duck breast, sweet potato fondant, truffle honey baby carrots & blood orange ($42.50). The meals were simple, nothing too adventurous. I quite liked the lamb rack, the medium rare meat was cooked perfectly and it had just the right amount of fat. I thought the goats cheese polenta was a more exciting alternative to potato mash but the flavour could get a lil' too rich. The duck on the other hand was a big disappointment, at a price like that I expected more than three baby carrots on the plate and the slices of blood oranges were too sweet in my opinion.
Was the food good, yes but there wasn't any wow factor and I can think of a handful of other restaurants that I would rather go to for the similar amount of dough spent.
Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $134.00