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Are your tastebuds calling out for bouillabaisse? Could you murder some l' escargots? Are you craving French deliciousness and aren't sure where to head? If so you'll be delighted to learn that the cafe and art store on the corner of George Street and Hickson Road in The Rocks have moved aside for and a new Français resident. Established by the brains behind La Renaissance Cafe and Patisserie (which has long had Sydneysiders craving and drooling), Baroque Bistro Patisserie is now providing the good people of Sydney with an all-day menu of delicious French cuisine.
From stripped-back walls to funky, clear red chairs, bulbous black lights and a large open kitchen, Baroque visually presents that it is deliciously a touch left of centre. Like its decor, the menu created by Chef de Cuisine, Drew Bolton, is a playful-yet-succinct list of entrees, mains and desserts which sit on one page, pursued by a selection of wines, spirits and other beverages. Among inventive (and undeniably French) offerings is the salade d'escargots, Asperges, pousses d'epinard, segments d'orange (a zesty salad featuring France's infamous ingredient). If snails aren't your thing, there are other options like a mango and poached chicken salad or a cheese souffle, to satisfy. For mains, the confit of lamb on white bean puree with green beans is incredibly tender and flavoursome. But let's not forget the dessert; after all, that's how the Charkos family rose to fame. The Baroque menu not only offers celebrity French desserts like creme brulee and souffle, but also a selection of truffles and macarons. And with a seven day (8am till midnight) opening, your tastebuds have few time constraints.