The refreshed Carrington is in an area of Bourke Street, Surry Hills that holds a special place in my heart, so it was with delight that I finally managed to get there one Tuesday night for chef Jamie Thomas' pintxos specials night.
|Calamari sliders at The Carrington, Bourke Street, Surry Hills|
This amazing looking calamari slider, with rocket and some kind of mayonnaise smeared all over the bottom of the bun was so picture perfect it was a case of snooze (or change your camera settings) and you lose.
|Potato, rosemary and manchego tortilla|
|Anchovy and smoked eggplant tostada|
|Chciken and pork sausage roll with Basque ketchup|
|Beef skewers with romesco|
|Pork belly sliders with white cabbage slaw|
Someone in the group lucked out as my half of the slider was almost all crackling - making up for me missing the calamari slider.
|Hummus, eggplant and laba salad|
|Bull's tail empanadas|
|Jalapeno and smoked cheddar croquettes|
|Salt cod fritters|
These fritters rather had a lightness that together with potato filling and a fabulous orange-hued sauce were so easy to gobble down, especially with a drink on hand.
|Morcilla stuffed squid|
Pintxos. Tapas. Sangria. We'd ticked it all off at The Carrington and yet there was so much more on the food and drinks menu I wanted to try. Which is not all bad as it means a return visit to re-live San Sebastian is definitely in order.