A live cheese-making station, Arancini, Salumi station, canapés and to top it all, indulgent Nutella Ciambella…
Bertoni Ristorante & Bar on Farrer Place brings genuine, homely Italian food to the heart of the CBD. With Danny Russo as consulting chef for the menu, a salumi station at the front, house made pasta, and a live mozzarella making demonstration, the Iacono brothers – Anthony and Albert – created a remarkable launch event.
Italians know how to feast and The Festival of Bertoni had a lovely sampling of the menu; starting with the cold cuts including salami, prosciutto and mortadella at the front accompanied by a big cheese wheel and olives. Further along we were witness to an amazing interactive mozzarella demonstration where we were able to sample the burrata and nodini seconds later; best paired with a glass of Chianti. The canapés started arriving as the pasta was continually churning out of the machine and we were able to taste a beautifully tender salt and pepper squid with squid ink aioli, various pasta and gnocchi with delightful flavours like saffron, pork knuckle, and spicy salami.
Let’s not forget the desserts; to finish (and also start) the night there was Nutella ciambella and tiramisu. You cannot stop at one ciambella; they are intoxicating. Luckily we weren’t leaving empty handed – we were taking an extra ciambella home with us as well as a bunch of other goodies. This was a great experience to have been a part of.
With a menu like this, then you definitely want to add this to the list of places to visit.
Bertoni Ristorante and Bar
Corner Phillip and Bent Street,
Sydney, NSW 2000
Contributed by Ruby, who dined as a guest on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys