You no longer have to board a plane to experience waterside French cuisine; executive chef Drew Bolton is bringing the serenity of the Seine River to Sydney with Été, a new waterfront restaurant that has just opened in the booming eat street of Barangaroo.

Serving an impressive menu of contemporary French-Australian cuisine, Bolton promises an adventurous dining experience with a nod to his classical French training. The executive chef brings with him a wealth of experience having worked at Aria Restaurant under Matt Moran and working with the acclaimed Peter Gilmore at Quay before taking on the Executive Chef position at Vine.

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Walking the line between high-end and bistro dining, guests can expect contemporary French dishes like clay-baked chicken with asparagus and truffled potato puree or the pork with fermented apple and hibiscus sauce; as well as French desserts such as the classical crème brulee. Été will also host a number of Parisian-style lunch and dinner options including Bolton's changing plat du jour offered Monday to Friday.

"We think the plat du jour will be a local favourite as our guests are able to experience the quality technique that you would normally expect from fine dining. The plat du jour will change weekly to ensure that guests taste a variety of specialty dishes," says Bolton.

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The interior design has a seasonal focus, displaying quarterly seasonal instillations of fresh produce and flora that also flow into the dynamic menu, offering guests a multisensory dining experience. French for 'summer', Été boats a 125-seat indoor and outdoor setting; perfect for enjoying balmy evenings on the waterfront in the warmer months.  

Été is located at T1. 03. Tower 1, Barangaroo Avenue Barangaroo, 2000. eterestaurant.com.au

A touch of French summer dining has opened in Sydney