Last week, I had the immense pleasure of dining at Bishop Sessa with friends. Luckily, it was a Tuesday evening, which meant that 3 courses only cost $49 (they also run this offer on Mondays). Throw into the mix the homemade warm bread rolls and surprise amuse bouche and this is outstanding value; especially compared to most other top restaurants in Sydney. And unlike most restaurant deals, there is no seat menu, so you can order whatever you fancy off the a la carte menu. They also offer a lunch deal: just $29 for one course and a glass of wine (valid 12-3pm daily).
I chose the Miso glazed Melanda Park pork with celeriac puree, pickled enoki, pork scratchings & crackling for an entree, Spice roasted Aylesbury duck breast with baby beetroots, persimmon, walnuts & elderflower sauce for my main, and an extremely decadent chocolate dessert (as pictured).
Bishop Sessa takes a casual approach to modern European dining and is focused on local, sustainable produce wherever possible. And if you are wondering about the unusual name of the restaurant…I found out from their website that “Bishop Sessa was a 15th century small town church figure in Italy with a love of food, wine and games in equal measures.”