FRENCH IS BACK

GQ (Australia) - - TASTE & TRAVEL -

In re­cent years, ac­ces­si­ble French cui­sine has been pushed aside as we trade foie gras for pho, and beef bourg for brisket. Well, thanks to a slew of new French of­fer­ings, our cap­i­tals are again grind­ing along with the pen­chant of the Parisian diner churn­ing out beef tartare, moules Marinieres and, of course, steak frites. Syd­ney’s Missy French, owned by Josephine Perry, daugh­ter of Rock­pool’s Neil, is but one lead­ing the charge. “We found the site and it was per­fect for a French bistro as the area had ev­ery­thing cov­ered – The Apollo, Billy Kwong. And I just wanted to do a cool place like Bistro Mon­cur, where I used to go as a kid,” says Perry. When it came to re­search­ing restau­rants, there weren’t a lot to choose from in Syd­ney, so she and her chef in­stead headed for an in­spir­ing tour of Paris. Porquoi pas? “Aus­tralians have such a dif­fer­ent idea of what French food is – peo­ple think but­ter and cream, but it’s re­ally not,” she says. “French tech­nique is amaz­ing and of­ten the dish is quite sim­ple on the plate – an ethos that’s be­come a fea­ture of our din­ing scene of late. “We love steaks, and you know steak frites with a cafe de Paris but­ter is just one of those dishes peo­ple wake up crav­ing. It’s so de­li­cious.” Yes, it is. 22 Rock­wall Cres, Potts Point; mis­syfrench.com

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