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Ms.G's - Sun Herald - 29 November 2015 2

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Ms.G's - Sun Herald - 29 November 2015 2

  1. 1. Dizzyrideonloadedtastetrain MS G’S 155 Victoria Street, Potts Point 9240 3000, merivale.com.au/msgs sssssssss C haracterful. From the staff to the food to the fit-out, Ms G’s is not lacking in flavour. It’s after 8 on a Thursday night and the place is in full swing. A DJ bops around behind the decks and there is a happy hubbub from feasting couples and cheerful groups. There’s a lot going on and it’s reflected on every level. Red lighting illuminates an installation of ropes strung from the ceiling and a graffiti-esque feature wall of writing. Neon signs, wall murals and an eclectic array of knick-knacks mean every surface is embellished. We are lucky to nab the best seat in the house, a nook at the back of the room by floor-to-ceiling glass that overlooks the city. Our friendly waiter happily chats away, talking us through the menu and revealing her top picks. The curiosity about cheeseburger-flavoured spring rolls is irresistible and my dining partner is impressed. The roll comes with a mini cheeseburger slider, but while it looks like a standard spring roll, it tastes – pickles, meat, cheese and all – like a crunchy, hot cheeseburger. Other dishes also offer new takes on old favourites. A dipping sauce is reminiscent of Vegemite’s caramel-tasting cousin Promite, while the tangy and herbaceous crusted seasoning on deep-fried eggplant ($15) is evocative of salt and vinegar chips. The burrata ($20) is an unexpected flavour sensation; the traditionally Italian fresh cow’s cheese comes swimming in a distinctly Asian sauce of sesame and chilli oils, spinach and peanuts. The char-grilled broccolini, sauce gribiche (a ‘‘green’’ mayonnaise) with crispy fish crumbs ($15) is on the money, as is the perfectly on- point ‘‘Persian fried rice’’ wok-tossed wild and saffron rice, peas, sweetcorn and sunny-side egg ($20). When they get it right, the flavours at Ms G’s are truly fabulous – strange and familiar and satisfying all at the same time. A well-made cocktail and the solid wine list – playfully divided into sections like Freaky, funky and wild or Texture for the tongue – washes the whole experience down nicely. Flavour is full everywhere. Just like everything else at Ms G’s, sometimes it is all too much. Page 1 of 2 29 Nov 2015 Sun Herald, Sydney Section: S-Diary • Article type : News Item • Audience : 257,630 • Page: 9 Printed Size: 470.00cm² • Market: NSW • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 20,062 Words: 575 • Item ID: 503885444 Copyright Agency licensed copy (www.copyright.com.au)
  2. 2. Jow’s sweet and sour lamb ribs ($32) is a little flabby and the Stoner’s Delight ($16) is too stodgy and busy for our taste and leaves me feeling slightly unwell. You can’t walk into a dessert like that lightly, though, after a feast of rich, in-your-face flavours. After all, the doughnut ice-cream comes with peanut dulce de leche, peanut and pretzel brittle, crispy bacon, Mars bar brownie, passionfruit curd, potato chips and deep-fried Nutella. Perhaps, like any good roller-coaster, we just got caught up in the ride, and part of that is walking away feeling a little overstimulated. Ms G’s takes you back, brings you forward and takes you on a fun, flavour-packed adventure. The food and feeling of this Merivale venture is playful and serious, nostalgic and forward-thinking. This makes it the perfect place for stretching your taste buds while satisfying a desire for comfort food. Ms G’s impresses without being too formal or losing its sense of fun. Forget about a quiet – or cheap – night out and embrace the ride. Just don’t expect safe or subtle or a quiet night in. Ms G’s takes diners on a fun, flavour-packed adventure, writes SARAH BERRY. Ms G’s has new takes on old favourites and is a great place for stretching your taste buds; (below) the Stoner’s Delight. Main photo: Fiona Morris Page 2 of 2 29 Nov 2015 Sun Herald, Sydney Section: S-Diary • Article type : News Item • Audience : 257,630 • Page: 9 Printed Size: 470.00cm² • Market: NSW • Country: Australia • ASR: AUD 20,062 Words: 575 • Item ID: 503885444 Copyright Agency licensed copy (www.copyright.com.au)

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