Fancy foodies are invited to toast to National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day (April 12) in the most decadent way possible with a limited edition, luxe cheese and caviar toastie, paired with a flute of Mumm bubbles.
Created by Hatted French chef, Clement Marchais, the decadent dish elevates the humble toastie to mouth-watering levels, bringing a slice of French indulgence to the East.
The toastie layers melted Comte and Gruyere cheeses, creating a rich and nutty flavour that is offset by tangy creme fraiche. Tart zucchini pickles and premium avruga caviar create a unique texture and flavour contrast, all encased in crisp brioche bread. This decadent sandwich is beautifully complemented by the crisp coolness of bubbly Mumm bubbles.
“I have always loved toasties and this concept started with experimentation in the comfort of my own home kitchen,” says Clement. “The toastie is such a nostalgic dish, and I wanted to create something unique and special that also evokes fond memories.”
The toastie is available at Lorraine’s Bistro from April 12 for one month, for $25, which includes a flute of bubbles.
At Lorraine’s Bistro, which was recently awarded a Chef Hat in the 2023 Australian Good Food Guide, Clement uses his training and French heritage to play with traditional French cooking using modern Australian produce.
His new menu makes the most of local produce while using classic French techniques. Stand out dishes include Skull Island prawns served with a delectable blend of espelette pepper and koji butter; chargrilled cabbage with cashew creme fraiche and macadamia; and corn fed chicken with roasted brioche jus and tarragon.
Lorraine’s also features a premium wine room with over 200 unique wines including many back vintages. Diners have access to an extensive cocktail list and six beer taps, ensuring there is the perfect drop for everyone.
Lorraine’s has 3 private function spaces or a combined capacity of up to 200 people. Perfect for birthday parties, corporate functions, engagement parties, wedding receptions and many more.
Lorraine’s brings community spirit and a vibrant mainstay to Charing Cross. Locals and visitors alike can revel in European inspired flavours with a range of sharing plates and more sustainable dishes, enjoyed in an open, relaxed setting.
The venue is open Wednesday to Saturday for dinner. Diners can enjoy a Bottomless Mussels menu for $39pp every Wednesday night, and a $12 Cocktail Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm every Wednesday to Friday on seasonal cocktails.
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Address: 203 Bronte Road | Waverley | NSW 2024