Aperitivo isn't only a time of the day when you have a drink; it is a rite and a lifestyle among the Italians, who, after a long day, go to their favourite bar and enjoy the afternoon sunshine in the streets of Venice or Florence, catch up with their friends and loved ones in front of a refreshing cocktail or wine and some nibbles.
Enjoy a hot summer afternoon with $10 Aperol or Campari Spritz and Prosecco, and $12 Negroni and Americanos, 3 to 6pm every day!
Zucchini and saffron risotto with slow cooked chicken thighs, parsley and olive oil.
Recommended with a glass of our 'The yard' Riesling..
Nonna's treat: wood baked eggplant parmigiana, with napoletana sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, extra virgin olive oil and fresh basil.
Perfectly matched with our Barone Ricasoli Chianti.
Fusilli alla Genovese - slow cooked chicken thigh Genovese white ragu' with notes of carrot, celery and onion.
Best accompanied by The Yard Riesling, Frankland River (WA).
Spaghetti fritters - golden pasta & trio of cheese fritter served with a baby broccoli sauce. Often referred to as 'frittatina' in Italy, this is a speciality in Napoli!
Recommended served with a glass of our The Lane Rose, from Adelaide Hills, SA.
Chickpea chips in a parmesan basket served with chilli aioli.
Best yummed with a cold glass of La Gioiosa Prosecco from Valdobbiadene (Veneto, IT).
Stone grilled NZ wild caught Mahi-Mahi fillet on a bed of grilled asparagus and pea puree.
Best accompanied by our Bremerton 'Mollie & Merle' Verdelho, Langhorne Creek (SA).
Wood fired calzone stuffed with slow cooked, red wine braised cheeks of beef with a duxelles of mushrooms and 'nduja.
Perfectly matched with a powerful Rymill 'Dark Horse' Cabernet Sauvignon. Perfection.
Gnocchi 'alla Romana' with Napoletana sauce, buffalo mozzarella and basil.
We recommend it served with a delicious chilled red sangria? Summer is coming!
Cotoletta of free range pork served with wood baked Dutch potatoes and a cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan, rocket salad with a creamy mushroom Marsala sauce.
Served with an ice cold Peroni.
Slow cooked shoulder of Junee Spring lamb served with smashed potatoes and red wine & rosemary jus.
Accompanied with a rich glass of our 'Barone Ricasoli' Chianti, from Siena, Italy.
Moroccan spices and parmesan crumbed chicken breast, fresh jalapeno chillies, onion, capsicum, olives, chilli mayo and fior di latte mozzarella.
Our drink recommendation is Anchor Steam from San Francisco.
An Italian version of a Turkish favourite - the Great Gozleme. This huge wood fired calcone wraps up a cheesy heart of mozzarella, salame Calabrese and spinach. We dare you finish it ad still be hungry!
Best served with a glass of Pikes 'Los Companeros' Shiraz-Tempranillo, 2015 Clare Valley.
Chicken involtini with sauteed spinach, provolone cheese and pancetta - served with baked duchess potatoes and creamy Napoletana sauce.
Best served with a ruby glass of Josef Chromy Pinot Noire, 2015 Tasmania.
Two of the most delicious things on the planet: pizza & burgers. All in one!
Obviously served with an ice cold Peroni Nastro Azzurro.
Rolls of spring zucchini, stuffed with fresh, strained ricotta cheese, kale and baby herbs over a bell and chilli pepper puree.
Best served with a basket of bread and a chilled glass of The Yard Riesling. Frankland River (WA).
Green hand cut fresh ravioli with free range chicken and beef served with green pesto, smoked scamorza and a wild mushroom and walnut sauce.
Served with a crisp Hancock and Hancock 2017 Fiano.
Freshly caught Australian purple sea urchin spaghetti with mussels and squid // EV olive oil, white wine, garlic and parsley base.
Best served with a delicious Côte de Provence (Fr) Rosé ‘La Comtesse’.
Herb crusted Junee Lamb rack, with mashed potatoes, lightly sautéed spinach leaves, wood toasted almonds and Nonna’s peperonata sauce
We recommend it served with a glass of ‘the Dogwalk’, 2014 Pikes Cabernet Merlot, full of body and character, from Clare Valley (AUS)
On this Sydney rainy week, nothing is more comforting than this.