It can be done. Feed and change Georgia before we leave and choose somewhere nice and close to home. Porteño is only 10 minutes walk away so if we have any disasters it is a short trip home and everything will be hunky dory.
Weeell, sort of. Georgia did get a bit grizzly a few times during the meal but not enough to be major pain. It was only after we'd ordered dessert she needed to be taken outside for some settling. I quickly wolfed down my share of dessert and left the rest for Michelle while I took Georgy outside to chat with the doorman. I settled Georgia, Michelle settled the bill.
We had to take turns nursing and eating a few times. It was worth it to get a decent feed. Last time we were here I raved about the suckling pig. This time, if anything, it was better. The Morcilla, blood sausage, was decadently rich and creamy.
Kingfish Ceviche, corn, cucumber, sweet potato and bottarga
ENSALADA PALERMO VIEJO
BBQ Eggplant, Tahini, Pearl Barley and Preserved Lemon
CHANCHITO A LA CRUZ
Woodfired Suckling Pig
Blood Sausage with Red Peppers in Garlic
REPOLLITOS DE BRUSELA FRITO
Crispy Fried Brussel Sprouts with Lentils and Mint
I was wearing my new Grinderman t-shirt and one of the waitresses was a fan (of Grinderman - not just my t-shirt) and she said the night of Grinderman's Sydney gig at the Enmore the band ended up here at Porteño for dinner and drinks. And speaking of celebs. Celebrity patissier Adriano Zumbo was eating here tonight too. Obviously man can not exist on macaron's alone.
So we haven't been totally scared off doing it again. As a matter of fact I can't wait.
Porteño is at 358 Cleveland Street Surry Hills.
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