Spaghettini with crab, chilli, & garlic ($29)
Barry McDonald has done it again! Opening another Fratelli Fresh right in the heart of Alexandria. Cafe Sopra, is a leading food store offering Sydney the finest produce, freshest fruit and vegetables and an extensive selection of imported ingredients. Step inside the newly renovated old Buckland Hotel. On one side is the restaurant. Freshly painted white walls, wrap around bar with wood fired pizza, timber floorboards and black and white photos of Sophia Loren and other notable people line the walls. To the right is the food store with aisles and aisles of fresh produce, Italian imported goods and a walk-in coolroom. This is where you can purchase all the ingredients to make your own authentic Italian meals.
Have you ever seen a more colourful or beautifully presented pasta dish? This spaghetti dish was perfectly cooked al dente. A combination of fresh and tasty crab meat chunks, infused with garlic, chilli and zucchini. This was a light and flavoursome dish, perfect for any summer lunchtime.
Chicken Liver Paté with cucumber, green bean’s and toasted Ciabatta $20
We first started with the chicken liver pate. A particular favourite for the both of us. This pate was rich and creamy with a buttery texture. Accompanied by a side of greens – sliced cucumber, beans and cornichons all drowned in a zingy vinaigrette dressing. This provided the perfect balance to the super rich pate.
Meringata with strawberry & chantilly cream ($14.50)
I thought this dish was visually fantastic. When I first saw it I instantly thought of controlled chaos piled high on my plate. The meringue was full of flavour, light and airy. It was drizzled with strawberry sauce and mixed with chantilly cream. It was punctuated by chunks of strawberry bits. A perfect mess on a plate.
Strawberry & Mango Gelato – when in Rome….
Orange & Almond Cake – a tantalising special, limited time only!
Don’t worry if there is a line, simply put your name down and wait in the Santa Vittoria Apperitivo Bar sipping on the finest selection of Italian beers or wines.
Cafe Sopra at Fratelli Fresh
52 Mitchell Road,
Alexandria, Sydney, NSW