Twice-baked gruyere and paprika souffle with roquette and pear salad ($22)
Blue swimmer crab and avocado salad with tomato concasse and sourdough wafer ($24)
Wagyu tartare (marble score 9+) with traditional accompaniments and crisp pommes ($30)
Carnarolli risotto with sauteed mushrooms and reggiano parmesan cheese ($36)
Crispy-skin thirlmere duck with sweet potato fondant and mandarin jus ($38)
Pink grapefruit granita with seasonal grapefruit segments and fresh mint ($12)
Salon Blanc 2/6 Cowper Wharf Rd, Woolloomooloo, Sydney. (02) 9356 2222; www.salonblanc.com.au. Open: Lunch 12pm-3pm, Monday to Friday, and 12pm-4pm, weekends. Dinner 6pm11pm, Monday to Saturday, and 6pm-9pm, Sunday. Tapas from noon every day. Cost: About $200 for two, with wine by the glass. Reason to return: To try the even more casual tapas area and lounge with Salon Blanc’s signature apple and mint highball.