Bianca: With just over a year under their belt at the Barangaroo location, Wild Sage has been charming the local office workers with their diverse breakfast/ lunch/dinner menus, as well as offering a respite for those much needed after work drinks. This was our second visit to the Barangaroo outpost, both times missing one of the most popular dishes on the menu, the Corn Flake covered French Toast. I really must rectify that!
Our visit coincided with the start of lunch but caffeine was desperately required, so we both indulged in a Soy Cappucino $4. Well balanced and not overly ‘milky’ great ratio of chocolate!
Wonderfully photogenic is the Beetroot Hummus -w/dukkah oil & flatbread $12. So, I don’t like beetroot… but I couldn’t stop eating the hummus, there was definitely that discernible ‘earthiness’ but the flavours were so well balanced. The flatbread was a little too crisp for my liking, I do prefer a softer, more pliable bread with my dips/ spreads.
Make it a point to order the Lobster Taco’s – w/lobster popcorn, cabbage slaw, grilled pineapple chilli salsa & smoked aioli $22. Plump, juicy lobster with a crispy outer batter! The tacos were advertised as ‘soft’ but these were crispy, easy to fold up (without cracking) but not soft. We LOVED the intensely smoked aioli, totally genius!
To cool things down, we went for a Green Cold Pressed Juice $8 & the Mango & Berry Smoothie $8. Quite an intense addition alongside a meal but we loved the combination of mango, berries & the coconut yoghurt.
Chilli Pork Belly Skewers -w/ pickled daikon, carrot & ginger chilli soy sauce $18 were gloriously sticky and melted in the mouth. The confit pork fat had been rendered down well. The pickled veg aiding to cut through the rich pork.
I had forgotten I’d had this dish previously, the Brisket Sandwich -w/ pickled daikon, carrot, crisps, cheddar cheese, wasabi mayo + fries $20. Flavourwise there’s a lot of positives, the brisket was tender but would have a loved a bit more to really balance out the rest of the ingredients, cheese & wasabi mayo were nice touches but were this fell short for me was the roll used (I remember thinking the exact thing last time), it’s just a little too cumbersome. We ended up using cutlery, sacrilege! PLEASE, upgrade to Truffle fries, best decision you’ll ever make!
A strong option for the Barangaroo area, I need to make it a point to visit for the breakfast menu!