Azafran | 97 Ekibin Road, ANNERLEY QLD 4103

When a bunch of foodies get together for a feast, it’s no doubt that the meeting location would be at a place where delicious food can be found.

Recently I had the great pleasure of joining a few food bloggers at Azafran for what turned out to be a fantastic culinary experience.

Located in the suburb of Annerley, Azafran has been around town for more than ten years, and since its opening in 2004, it has received recognition by both locals and critics.

I like the space at Azafran. It's very homely and relaxed. We were seated in a room at the back of the restaurant with an elegant French style chandelier hanging from the ceiling and an open window allowing fresh breeze to flow in.

When dining with foodies, ordering can be difficult or extremely easy in our case. We were all eager to try the 5 course tasting menu ($75), which consisted of two entrées, two mains and a dessert. And that was the end of the ordering process.

We chit-chatted with each other while nibbling on some sourdough bread before the first entrée seared scallops, spiced cauliflower, almond tarator, prosciutto crumbs, saffron emulsion arrived. The scallops were so delicately soft but the prosciutto crumbs created a great contrast.

The second entrée then followed, pan roasted barramundi, poached asparagus, spiced prawn ravioli, cardamon emulsion, which was equally as tasty as the first, if not more so.

Somehow in between the conversation and a watermelon flavoured palate cleanser, we devoured slow cooked pork belly spiced pumpkin puree, braised cabbage, jus as well as confit of duck leg, spring vegetables, gnocchi, pinot noir jus. I was extremely happy with the main and so was everyone else in the room, because with the arrival of each dish, the room would become silent other than the sound of forks and knives making contact with plates.

And of course the chef came up with something so outstandingly delicious for dessert to satisfy six foodies – white & dark Belgium chocolate ice cream, peanut butter dacquoise and raspberries.

The entire culinary experience was mind-blowing and it was topped by fantastic service and great company.

Total Bunnie Dollars Spent: $75

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