From the outside, nothing would suggest that there lies an eatery nearby; but step in past the door, and you'll find yourself amongst others, ready for a night of mouth-watering Armenian cuisine. We didn't quite know what to order, so we allowed the staff to guide us and ordered based on their recommendations.
Next, the triple-cooked chips (AUD$9, as seen above) were STELLAR. This, ladies and gentlemen, is how you do chips!
Three rounds of deep frying is apparently the magical number for extra-crispy potato nibbles (or so says Heston). Here, the crew at Sezar dust their thick-cut fries in aleppo pepper, which is a unique Mediterranean spice that has a slightly punchy, almost cumin-like taste. We had two servings of this, and even though we were struggling to finish the food at the end, we couldn't resist eating all of the chips. It was far too good to leave behind :-)
The chicken wings with pomegranate glaze and crushed pistachios (AUD$17) were even better. It was as sweet as it was savoury. Imagine pulling the juicy meat off the bone and licking the sticky glaze off your fingers. What a dish!
We also ordered the cured ocean trout (AUD$17) which was a small starter-sized dish that came with a zingy apple and fennel salad, creme fraiche and fish roe. It was fresh and light on the palate, and set the stage for stronger, more intense flavours to follow. I'd say it was good, but not fantastic, so you can give this one a miss! Same goes for the seared Hervey Bay scallops (AUD$11). The creamy sauce and light drizzle of chilli oil was decent enough, but not worth trying.
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