WEcan’t get enough of France and it’s reflected in a restaurant scene awash with new bistros and brasseries. Ananas Bar & Brasserie in Sydney’s historic The Rocks precinct is surely the most glamorous of all, with its chic cocktail lounge with large marble-topped table sourced from an old theatre powder room, oyster bar and restaurant kitted out with lush fabrics, oversized chandeliers, etched mirrors and Parisian flea-market finds. Order a pastis and feel as if you’re having a Midnight
moment. The French flavour continues in the menu. A whole roasted guinea fowl is brought to the table and then whisked away for carving, a la Alain Ducasse, and a cute recurring pineapple motif echoes the name. More: ananas.com.au.