(Pictured above: co-owners Vincent Ventura, chef Francois Perrego and Johan Giausseran)
The North Shore’s Parisian Steakhouse
Located in the heart of Pymble, the North Shore has recently welcomed its very own unique flavour of France. Serving traditional French Fare, Brasserie l’Entrecôte offers a cuisine calibre and pedigree that is hard to match.
The stunning addition to the North Shore’s burgeoning restaurant landscape is run by François Pergeo, who previously opened a French restaurant in Hornsby, Vincent Ventura, who hails from Bordeaux, and Parisian Johan Giausseran. The trio share an unwavering passion for French food and all things French, complete with Peugeot posters lining the wall en route to the washroom, and every staff member is the real Gallic deal.
With a delicious range of entrees from crab veloute to twice-baked souffle also on offer, it is undoubtedly the main course that has seen the restaurant stamp its identity. Brasserie l’Entrecôte takes a nod from the original “Le Relais De l’Entrecôte”, the famous one dish steakhouse that opened in 1959 in Porte Maillot, Paris. Their concept is simple – an amazing quality Sirloin Steak, accompanied by their delicious secret sauce, crispy homemade french fries, a simple salad and a glass of wine. Nothing more, nothing less!
“We stick to the original formula,” says part-owner Vincent Ventura.
A forumla which has so far proven successful as this is the brassiere’s most requested dish, with people returning time and again for its simplicity and authenticity.
The remaining main dishes on the menu also follow suit with unpretentious, skillfully executed, classic French fare. For those not favouring the entrecôte other mains include a range of Plats du Jour (depending on the day you visit) including lamb shoulder, duck supreme, mussels and fish of the day. There are also vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.
To satisfy any sweet tooth, desert temptations include tarte tain (a small stack of caramelised apple slices perfectly coupled with cinnamon ice-cream), tarte au citron, chocolate profiteroles, crème brulee, Tuile de chocolate and more.
The ambience is incredibly friendly with background music that is played loud enough to hear that it is French but not so as to hamper conversation. The dècor is an interesting blend of modern with traditional – think comfy brown leather banquettes and ordinary tables and chairs. At the read there’s an area featuring an illuminated cellar, which can be closed off for private functions.
Based on a simple and well executed concept, it is not long before Brasserie l’Entrecôte successfully wins over friends and followers in the Northern dining scene.
1047 Pacific Highway, Pymble
+61 280 21 2433