Voulez Vous | Surry Hills

Voulez Vous serves Modern Australian and European dining in the heart of Surry Hills. It's located next to the ever so talked about, Butter Sydney. You may have walked past Voulez Vous without even knowing. The interior is designed by architects in Milan to bring the class and culture of Europe to Sydney, and wow it definitely does not disappoint. They have a 4K TV which is dedicated to being a "fish tank" for crying out loud!

Freshly Made Juices
 Christie ordered the freshly made juice which had pineapple, orange, ginger and apple. The drink was very heavily overpowered with the taste of pineapple and the ginger was not evident. But it sure didn't stop her from wanting more!

Stone & Wood - Pacific Ale
Matt is a beer fanatic now and you will not see him at a restaurant without a beer in his hand. The Pacific Ale from Stone and Wood (voted Australia's #1 craft beer) became Matt's favourite craft beer. It is locally brewed in NSW which makes it even better.

The presentation at Voulez Vous does not disappoint. When this was brought out to the table, not only did I think to myself "how on earth am I going to finish that", but I was amazed at how colourful and nicely presented a plate of sausages could look. Chevapi is popular in Matt's family he knew exactly what to expect. It is very hard to explain, but the chevapi is full of herbs which make it full it flavour. It is especially great when you add that VV sauce to the mix again, proving to be again a dipping sauce for anything and everything. A highly regarded dish if you were to visit.

The atmosphere and aesthetically pleasing environment alone is enough for me to convince you to come visit this place and try it for yourself. But seeing that plate of chevapi should be enough for you to convince yourself!

Chicken Slovakia
The chicken slovakia was a treat, but was quite bland otherwise. When combined with the special VV sauce, it made it a dish worth noting. The sauce was definitely the savior of this dish.. We were dipping everything into this sauce, the chips included! 

Thank you Zomato for the voucher to dine at Voulez Vous. We had a lovely time and felt like we had exclusive ground floor access. It's a shame that a place as lovely as this, isn't known to many, especially on a Saturday for lunch.

Voulez Vous Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

The Waffle Shack | Ultimo

In the busy street of Broadway, you can easily miss The Waffle Shack. The next time you walk down to Broadway, make sure to look for The Waffle Shack (or follow the smell) to get your sweet craving fixed. They are going to expand in the future and thinking of savoury options. Their menu changes based on the season so be in quick to not miss out on amazing liege/brussels waffle with current toppings!

We were greeted by Chris and his lovely partner who gave us a quick rundown of all there is to know about waffles. I am sure there is much more to learn, but knowing the basics is best.  To give you a quick understanding...
Liege waffles are made with a batter that is more dough like, thick and sticky. You would normally associate the Liege waffles with your standard waffle at your local cafe. The liege waffle is more dense, chewy and slightly sweeter.
Brussels waffles are made with a thin, yeast-leavened batter which makes them lighter and their appearance is more rectangular with deeper holes.They are usually served with a dusting of powdered sugar.

Double Belgian Chocolate with Chantilly Cream and Shaved Chocolate
on Brussels Waffles
This exact waffle is not on the menu, however that doesn't stop you from request the above to be made. It's a combination of the double Belgian chocolate with house chantilly cream and shaved chocolate. The brussel waffle is extremely light and fluffy. It must be eaten fresh otherwise it can become soggy. That said, it was incredibly tasty and the chantilly cream provides much needed balance to the Belgian chocolate. Not only does it look beautiful, the waffle itself is a creation that can only be made from pure passion... it probably also helps if you are French.

Pears two ways, custard (creme anglaise), maple syrup and candied walnuts
on Liege Waffles
Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow... the creme anglaise was definitely the highlight of this waffle. You can definitely taste the vanilla bean throughout which not only gave it a great flavour, but also an aroma that made the hair on your arms stand from excitement. It overshadowed the very sweet, and once again fluffy waffle which was topped with slightly sour pears. This created a good balance of sweet and sour. What a great winter warmer treat to warm your belly!

Finally, you can see the amount of effort that goes into creating these marvelous creations. Chris definitely has his hands full!

Liege waffle dough

Brussels waffle batter

Chris tempering chocolate

Thank you again Chris for inviting us today and taking special care with our waffles. It was lovely to meet you, but it definitely will not be the last time you see us! 
That lovely smell of waffles cooking will draw us back in for sure!

The Waffle Shack Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato