#SydneysNewestAddiction. Just as its hashtag suggests, this upcoming restaurant and bar is classy, intriguing and mysterious, which will definitely have you coming back for more. Lot 1 Sydney is an elegant three-level establishment that ‘fuses the affluence and luxury of decadent interiors’, accompanied by a modern take on Italian favourites on the menu and served with the most welcoming and attentive service. Chef Adam Swanson has crafted a series of traditional Italian dishes influenced by his cultural family history and refined with a modern twist.
The opening of Lot 1 is said to flood Sydney’s social scene, characterised by its intricate architecture and exclusive spaces to embody a complete experience focused on contemporary dining, high quality spirits, liquors and cocktails. I was lucky to have attended such an intimate dining experience, sampling the high quality food and drinks, guided by the head Chef himself and his team of highly knowledgeable staff.
We were served with a fruity cocktail upon arrival and shortly after, graced with a large oyster topped with an icy gin and tonic dressing – it was so good!
The tapas kept coming as we munched away on arancini balls, cheese-stuffed zucchini flowers, and a charcuterie board.
This dish was absolutely heavenly. Chef Swanson demonstrated how he cooked the burrata which was coated in dehydrated carrots and smoked using a blow torch. It was complimented with roasted tomatoes and basil green oil salt to finish.
Each element presented on the plate provided a punch of distinctive flavour. The palate detected creamy rich flavours cut with the sweetness from the dried carrots and saltiness from the seasoning. Along with this dish, we enjoyed a glass of rose to help break down the intensity.
Using local produce from South Australia, the king fish was dressed with grapefruit granita and Campari-soaked blood orange. This dish reflected a taste of spring, further emphasised by the pop of white balsamic pearls in your mouth. A glass of Gavi, complimented this dish, a white wine similar to sauvignon blanc, to balance the triumph of bitter, sweet, and acidic flavours.
This final course consisted of tender slow cooked wild boar, gnocchetti, and an interesting cloud-like mushroom which had been seared with butter to create a creamy and bouncy texture. More intense flavours were given as you dragged the ingredients through the porcini dust with a hint of nutmeg and into your mouth.
Finally, dessert!! Certainly another highlight as we indulged in a creamy cannoli and sipped on a boozy tiramisu cocktail. It was the perfect ending to a delightful experience.
As this impressive venue unveils its true extravagance, the Espresso Bar has already opened for you to have a taste of what is to come. It’s casual setting is created for the purpose of a quick bite and perhaps a sneaky cocktail. I’m so excited for what’s to come!
Lot 1 Sydney
18/20 York Street,
Sydney CBD, NSW 2000
Contributed by Krystal, who dined on behalf of 2 Hungry Guys