Little Jean for dinner is an elegant affair
Little Jean does its best to use “local” products, support passionate people and those suppliers who use sustainable & ethical practices. Owners Chris and Jeanette will look after guests with warmth whilst serving up delicious French cuisine.
On the menu are some wonderful fish-based entrees Salmon tartare on wafer thin Peruvian potato crisp are light little dices of seasoned raw salmon perched on the thinnest potato chip.
And because the Potted olive & garlic bread is baked and served in a plant pot, we have to give it a go. It’s fragrant with rosemary and is satisfying when dipped in either provided sides of fruity olive oil or nutty dukkah.
The Beetroot tart does a very good job of easing our palates into the next round of courses. Its blended filling of tangy goats curd, thyme and Pedro Ximénez topped with red and yellow beetroot in a cheesy pastry shell successfully whets our appetites for the more substantial main courses.
Roasted gnocchi are fluffy and rustic, made tastier by sautéing with sage, forest mushrooms, kale, ricotta and a sprinkling of pine nuts. Little Jean’s ethos of utilising local produce is showcased beautifully in the perfectly cooked 220g cut of Cape Byron Angus (NSW) Eye Fillet of pasture fed beef. Roast Snapper fillet sauce soubise, garlic scapes comes with skin crisp and juicy, flaky flesh.
Desserts on offer will cater to all manner of tastes. Deconstructed chocolate espresso martini, coffee meringue (gf) 15 will interest those after coffee-flavoured cream and airy, crisp meringue. I admire the plating of the Banana parfait & brulee, coconut crumble, lime & rum jelly and its tropical flavours. Or finish off your meal with an indulgent Chocolate fondant it’s molten chocolate filling sure to please. C’est tres bon!
Have a gander at the photos below:
MsBrulee dined as guests of Little Jean. Opinions however are our own and independent.