Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sonido, Fitzroy

69 Gertrude Street
Fitzroy,
VIC 3065

After enjoying our visit to Caffettino - Fitzroy Brendan and I returned to Gertrude Street for lunch at Sonido a south american restaurant which had plenty of good reviews. From the outside it was pretty anonymous with a small sign and a few random seating options outside.


As we got closer we realised it was busy inside with people sat at all the smaller and larger shared tables, which we were offered the option of perching on the end of. We opted to go out side and selected the bench and coffee table rather than the kiddie sized table!


This was the first time either us had tried food from south of Mexico. We both went for arepa's, which are apparently a typical food of northern South America (Colombia and Venezuela) and are crispy flat round 'goodies' made of ground corn. Brendan selected the Arepa con Huevo, which with scrambled free range eggs with spring onions and tomato. It seemed to go down well and had a distinctive flavour from the added greens.


I had the Frijoles con feta - Black Beans and Feta on a Arepa, served with guacamole and picadillo. The beans were brilliantly earthy in a slightly spicy sauce with just enough bitey feta on top. The guacamole was super zesty an broke things up along with the picadillo. the arepa was crispy and satisfying, I guess this is almost a south American beans on toast!


The waiting staff were all distinctively unkempt but friendly at the same time, despite how busy things were. Our dishes took enough time to arrive that we were definitely ready for them when they appeared! Both were $11.50. I'd happily go back to try some of the other options on the menu.

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