Nestled in the middle of Parramatta’s burgeoning food scene is The Emporium. Opening its doors earlier this year it introduced a new, and quality, dining experience for the locals.

Upon arrival I could tell straight away that this place is serious about not only it’s food but it’s wine and the dining experience as a whole. I had the pleasure of feasting on a well planned, and always evolving menu (as chef Rob Cannon describes it) in the Italian villa-inspired garden.

EMPORIUM-01 EMPORIUM-02 We started with a gently miso dressed Albacore Tuna Tartare which was placed on a beautifully made squid ink puffed rice crisp.


Followed by succulent marble grade 4 Wagyu Beef Tartare also placed on a pork crackling-like tapioca puff with a balsamic-like black garlic sauce.


Next was a pan-fried crispy skin Petuna Ocean Trout with a gorgeous fennel, radish, apple and raspberry salad. When the main hit the table it was followed by a resounding gasp by all the guests.


After a long pause for all to pull out their smartphones and post on social media, we dived into the thrice cooked Pork Hock sitting on a Vietnamese salad.


My favourite dish of the evening was the cheese plate with the most delicious Delice de Cremier. A beautiful triple cream french cheese with an almost cakey-whipped texture, served with gorgeously sweet dried red wine grapes and flavourful quince paste. To finish off the night we were treated a perfectly creamy pudding Chocolate cremeaux and a delicious honeycomb ice cream.

Parramatta Lanes Food Festival ran on the 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th October 2015, 5-10pm. See full program at

The Emporium
51 Phillip Street, Parramatta, Sydney
Phone: (02) 9687 1955

The Emporium Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I Ate My Way Through dined as guests of The Emporium


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