Monday, June 14, 2010

Delicious dining in Darlinghurst

On Saturday we continued on our art trail of Sydney's galleries in search of a "wedding present" to buy. While we'd love to find something, we are enjoying discovering bohemian parts of Sydney, viewing the diverse range of work, and finding coeliac-friendly cafes like the Forbes and Burton in Darlinghurst.

Our first stop on Saturday was inner-city Chippendale where we saw some very interesting artwork including pieces by Lizzie Buckmaster Dove at the NG Art Gallery and contemporary Chinese art at the White Rabbit Gallery. From there we moved on to Surry Hills/Darlinghurst viewing Caz Haswell's work on wood and tapestry at the Flinders Street Gallery and Matt Bromhead's drawings, sculptures and wall assemblages at the next-door Rex- Livingston Art Dealer. Our final two art-stops were the Robin Gibson Gallery in Liverpool Street and the National Art School Gallery in Forbes Street. 

By this stage we were a bit hungry so we we dropped into the Forbes and Burton, opposite the National Art School.  To my delight there were a number of items marked with GF including a potato cake under poached eggs with oak-smoked salmon and a pash of onion jam, which I chose. This cool but very relaxed cafe is a mixture of old, new and exotic with splashes of bright pink glass and a large New Guinean (I think) wall hanging contrasting with the building's old, sandstone walls. The sounds of Roy Orbison added to the easy-going, mellow ambience and to the delicious food.

Other gluten-free options included grilled chicken nicoise, kipflers, red onions, beans, tomatoes, olives and boiled eggs, salad of roasted baby beetroot, tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella topped with hazelnuts, and bubble and squeak with grilled bacon, fried eggs, homemade brown sauce. Open in the evenings as well, on Sundays diners can enjoy a range of roasts. We'll be back.

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