The third stop on our foodie tour of The Rocks was Scarlett Restaurant, which boasts a beautiful rooftop bar that looks over the historic precinct!
Food and Drinks:
As we walked in, there was a table of gently bubbling cocktails, and we discovered it was called Scarlett’s Dirty Mojito – a muddled lime and sugar drink with spiced rum and soda. The ice cubes were made from dry ice, which created the mystical effect, and were so fun to watch!
We then sampled some of their canapes. The pea puree and hollandaise tart had an amazing creaminess to it, and the pastry crust was perfectly thin, which made it a very enjoyable mouthful. The confit shallot and smoked salmon tart was also similarly delicious. Both pieces were quite small and easy to eat in a couple of mouthfuls alongside holding a drink, which is the true test of a good canape!
Finally, we spied the Golden Egg, which was the masterpiece of the day, and so beautiful to photograph! Airy and light, the creamy filling was complemented by a tangy salt crust which the eggs balanced on, adding some much needed saltiness to the inside.
We loved soaking up the warm weather in the airy courtyard, which has a great spot at the top to have a drinks stand, and then plenty of standing room, with a couple of benches as well. The view over The Rocks precinct was also welcomed, and we learnt that the building had plenty of historical significance, as it used to be a hospital for the first settlers of the area. The staff were so cheerful and delighted to share their creations with us, which was so much fun!
While Scarlett Restaurant is more renowned for their restaurant fare, we really loved the al-fresco courtyard, which would be stunning for post-work drinks and relaxation. The cocktails are stunning, and the canapes equally as delicious and creative, making it the perfect venue for an event as well.
Note: Khana dined as a guest of Scarlett Restaurant, The Rocks and Cardinal Spin.