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The Bourbon

Bars, Drink, Eat, Restaurants / May 11, 2013

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The Bourbon in Potts Point has had a makeover!

The Bourbon has reopened in Potts Point resembling nothing of its former life. For starters, the pokies are gone and have been replaced with style, elegance and an impressive food offering. I was recently invited to dinner at The Bourbon to try popular dishes from their new menu.

Food

Head Chef James Metcalfe brings with him a wealth of experience having worked in top Michelin star restaurants in London before becoming the Group Executive Head Chef of Justin North’s Becasse Group. He’s found his feet at The Bourbon where the food is inspired by the flavours of New Orleans, something quite different for Sydney. Although dining here is a relaxed experience each dish has been thoughtfully plated showing Metcalfe’s experience. It’s a nice change from the dude food and Mexican wave that’s swept across Sydney of late.

Style

If only these walls could speak. A Kings Cross icon, The Bourbon has such history and Managing Director, Chris Cheung has tastefully reinvented the space mixing 1920s style features with modern day aesthetics. The lighting is warm and inviting with splashes of marble, brass and timber throughout. The kitchen is open plan with fresh oysters on show.

Entertainment

Open late with live music every night and doors open until 4am Fri-Sun The Bourbon appeals to many needs. Go to The Bourbon for a share style dinner and drinks during the week, grab a late night bite or simply sit at the bar and listen to some live music.
Here are some of the dishes I tried.  My favourites were the deep fried oysters and the chowder. I’m a sweet tooth so enjoyed all of the desserts. 😉

The Bourbon Sydney Mexican Bloody Mary
Mexican Bloody Mary

The Bourbon Sydney Deep Fried Oysters
Deep Fried Oysters with Rockafeller Mayo

The Bourbon Sydney Oysters
Fresh Sydney Rock Oysters

The Bourbon Sydney Bloody Mary Oysters
Bloody Mary Granita Oysters

The Bourbon Sydney Ceviche
Hiramasa Kingfish Ceviche with Citrus and Radish

The Bourbon Sydney Food
Fresh Bread with Oliva Oil and Chow Chow

The Bourbon Sydney Gumbo
Gumbo – spicy duck broth, smoked sausage, red chilli, and coriander

The Bourbon Sydney Clam Chowder
Clam and corn chowder- little neck clams, corn, bacon

The Bourbon Sydney food
Melon and ham- watermelon, Serrano, mint, chilli, white pepper vinegar

The Bourbon Sydney cobb salad
Cobb salad- boiled egg, chick wings, avocado, tomato, crispy bacon, watercress, Bellingham blue cheese, pickled shallots

The Bourbon Sydney jambalaya
Jambalaya- spiced risotto, shrimp, chilli, lime, bacon, smoked sausage,

The Bourbon Sydney beef rib
Glazed beef rib- four hours slow cooked

The Bourbon Sydney dessert
The Bourbon tasting plate- dessert selection s’mores, lime cheesecake, beignets, pecan tart and pumpkin brulee

The Bourbon Sydney James Metcalfe
James Metcalfe in action

The Bourbon Sydney Live Music
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The Bourbon
The Bourbon, 24 Darlinghurst Road, Potts Point, NSW, 2011
(02) 9338 1000
www.thebourbon.com.au

Mon- Wed 10am-1am, Thurs 10am-2am, Fri 10am-4am, Sat 9am-4am, Sun 9am-1am
Read 10 Questions with James Metcalfe here:
The Bourbon on Urbanspoon

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