Sometimes we need a nudge to try something new. My inkling was to drive straight through: Mudgee to Sydney. When my food friends suggested I should drop by (the not so new but new to me) Apple Bar on my way back I knew I should make a pit stop. Because, these are not just any food friends, but well known industry food media professionals. When I posted my Apple Bar check in on facebook, I instantly got more thumbs ups of approval. You get the picture.
Sunday brunch was just supposed to be that. I’d have one dish. Just a small plate. But the Cajun Fried Green Tomato Stack with Woodgrilled Bacon, Green Tomato Ketchup & Coriander Yoghurt on Mixed Green Leaves was so bloody darn good that I had to order sweets: Individual Pavlova with Fresh Local Summer Fruits, Vanilla Bean Icecream, Blackberry Sorbet, Raspberry Coulis & Cream. Sensational. I just loved the full flavours of the fresh raspberries and new season cherries and the nectarines, and the contrast of the creamy house made ice cream and the soft luscious fruitiness of the sorbet.
The menu changes daily. The weather vane says established 2005.
Michael Jaggart was in the kitchen. Claudia Karvan (and family) was at the next table.
Worth a drive, Friday to Sunday (noon until late) or Monday lunch.
2488 Bells Line Of Road Bilpin NSW Australia
+ 61 2 4567 0335