On a clear Autumn day, Sydney by the water is unbeatable; sparkling water reflecting crisp sunlight and endless blue sky. It’s not hard to see why Otto Ristorante with stunning water views is such a Sydney institution and the favourite of the city’s A-list.
Today, noodlies, Sydney food blog gets a glimpse of the good life. I’m here to preview Otto’s Menu del Giorno: daytime delight consisting of cocktail, entrée and main course for $50pp. You get a choice of first and main courses.
And that cocktail is in Autumn colour. Aperol Splice is made up of aperol, vodka, passionfruit sorbet, lemon juice and egg white. Tangy, sparkly and vodka tickly the cocktail sets the right note for the coming courses.
The primi piatti is oh-so delicate, dainty cubes of kingfish with wafer thin olive toast. Capers and chilli give the dish a gentle kick. For me, the olive dominates – something to consider if olive isn’t your best friend.
It’s hard to go past the twice cooked pork belly for secondi piatti. Crisp, crunchy pork skin and soft, tender, well-cooked pork flesh… What’s not to like? Additional bonus points for stunning presentation and the unique shape and texture of the caramelised witlof.
Double, extra bonus delight of meeting Richard Ptacnik, Otto’s Executive Chef, who explained their indulgent chocolate dessert served with rum and raisin ice cream (see Richard explain in the noodlies featured video).
Experience Sydney’s priceless beauty at a Sydney institution. As I said, what’s not to like?!
Otto Ristorante’s Menu del Giorno: Every day, from noon to 7 pm, a Cocktail, Entrée and a Main Course will set you back just $50. The selection of dishes changes regularly.
Area 8, Woolloomooloo Wharf
6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo
(02) 9368 7488
This noodlies, Sydney food blog was courtesy of Otto Ristorante and the lovely ladies at Black Communications.