Chris and I had a bit of catching up to do, so this session of “Lunch with Chris” we went classic Italian and headed to Bambini Trust Restaurant and Wine Room on Elizabeth Street in the city.
This restaurant is the haunt of the magazine editor and Barristers. The interiors are rich and very welcoming on a cool Autumn day. The service is on high rotation and attentive. The food very good Italian.
We had a salad of Radicchio, orange and fennel salad – will be making this one at home – delicious. The Yamba prawn saffron spaghettini Chili and garlic and wild boar Ragu with home made Tagliavelli, sicilian green olive lemon thyme and cremdata. Risotto, wild mushroom with champagne and truffle
We ate too much of Iggy’s bread and the zesty olive oil.
Washed it down with a bottle of Kilkanoon Riesling.
A tray of – fresh from the oven – Almond biscotti swept past and was offered and taken from a cook heading to the kitchen…treat.
About $100 each including wine.
Wine Room review
There are worse places to be than perched out the front of Bambini with a chilled pinot grigio, wiling away a lazy afternoon or savouring the evening bustle of Sydney’s CBD. Bambini’s coveted outdoor tables belie the marble and finery that this popular wine bar offers inside. Here, cosy nooks are perfect for couples looking for intimacy, accompanied by a Blushing Rose or an icebreaker Negroni supplied by the savvy bartenders and wait staff.
Daytime brings the suited-up executives who enjoy brisk-yet-fine-tuned service and a wine list that straddles classics from Chianti to Coonawarra. The wine is the focus but antipasti or a plate of crisp calamari are perfect foils for the raft of food-friendly Italian wines on the extensive by-the-glass list. Bambini was one of the first to embrace the small bar revolution and continues to excel with their own brand of sophistication for service, food and great drinks.
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