If you're not familiar with Lankan Filling Station's brunch menu, know this: it's outstanding. And for two Sundays in the lead up to Christmas, chef-owner O Tama Carey is bringing it back, but adding guest chefs to the mix.
Carey says to expect a mix of traditional fare and Lankan-inspired brunch dishes, including snacks, sweet things, savouries and drinks.
"The menu will feature some special collaboration dishes. We will be working with AP Bakery to create baked goods and tarts, while their bread will make an appearance too. Also on the menu will be a halloumi made by Colin using our red curry powder.
AP Bakery is the newbie on the way by Mat Lindsay (Ester, Poly) and Russell Beard (Reuben Hills, Paramount Coffee Project), who brought us Surry Hills kebab joint Shwarmama. AP's bread is available in cafes around Sydney and it's a contender for the city's best. Colin Wood is a top cheesemaker and during lockdown he launched the Poly/Ester Provisions with Lindsay.
Additionally to that, Carey will be stuffing rotis, making pancakes and hoppers, both sweet and savoury. The roti toasties will be filled with bacon, onion, green chilli and green tomato; and there's also breakfast curries. "Even dishes that sound familiar aren’t really. The crisp fried-egg roll, for example, is dolloped with fermented chilli sauce and pol sambol," she says.
The Darlinghurst eatery will be taking bookings, but will also leave room for walk-ins, and some of the menu will be available for takeaway.