Sips & Bites #7: Italicus, Pelicano Frosé Garden Terrace, Butcher and the Farmer, Bistro Guillaume & more

Sips & Bites is a new section featuring bite-sized information on new restaurants and bars including what’s on in Sydney. This new feature replaces the monthly “New Restaurant and Bars Openings” and is published on a regular basis.

Pelicano Frosé Garden Terrace

Pelicano Frosé Garden Terrace
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The Pelicano Frosé Garden terrace is launching on the spring equinox on Friday, 23rd September 2016 and will operate throughout spring and summer from 5pm daily Wednesday through Saturday. What is Frosé? We wrote about it at our sister website, How to Make Frosé. Check it out!

Pelicano 24 Bay Street, Double Bay

Devon Cafe Barangaroo

After two years on Waterloo’s Danks Street, Devon on Danks will be closing its doors on September 12, ahead of the opening of a new Devon Cafe at Barangaroo late October. Devon’s signature brunch dishes are to remain and the menu will include a new range of Japanese katsu-style sandwiches including Korean fried chicken and eggplant parmigiana. The new venue will also offer Asian-inspired tapas in the evening to complement a range of beer, wine and cocktails.

Devon Cafe, Barangaroo


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Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto, a new spirit by Giuseppe Gallo has been launched in the UK. Rosolio was the original Italian aperitivo and the Italicus pays homage to its historic origins using a recipe which dates back to the late 1800s.

Italicus ( 20% ABV) has bergamot from the Calabrian region at its heart, cedro from Sicily infused in an Italian neutral grain spirit using a time honoured process called Sfumatura. Roman chamomile from Lazio, lavender, gentian, yellow roses and melissa balm from Northern Italy are then macerated together for several days before being married with the bergamot and cedro essential oils to create the final liquid.

The tasting notes state that Italicus is has light citrus aromas with hints of rose and lavender. The palate balances bitter and floral spice and leads to a long finish. Italicus is recommended as an aperitif enjoyed 50/50 with Prosecco over ice and garnished with three green olives to balance the floral aromas with a touch of saltiness. Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto is not yet available in Australia but we’ll be keeping an eye out on its arrival.

Read all about Italicus Rosolio di Bergamotto here.

Butcher and the Farmer

Butcher and the Farmer, a unique restaurant, butcher and providore will open on September 22 at the new Tramsheds development in Glebe. The produce-driven 300 seat restaurant, bar, and private dining room will feature a restored heritage tram as well as a fully integrated butchery, takeaway and providore experience and it will be open seven days a week, from 8am, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Also at Tramsheds: Bekya Middle Eastern Kitchen

Bistro Guillaume Sydney

Guillaume Brahimi has opened Bistro Guillaume in Sydney for breakfasts and lunches on Wednesday 7 September, and will open for dinner on Saturday nights, and then dinners six nights from October. The 130-seat restaurant is located in the heart of the Sydney CBD and features French bistro classics and favourites such as classic onion soup, twice baked cheese soufflé with Roquefort sauce, roasted Barossa chicken with tarragon and Paris mash, and steak frites with béarnaise.

Bistro Guillaume, 259 George Street (Suncorp Building), Sydney

SoCal & Bondi Hardware Takeover

SoCal & Bondi Hardware Takeover
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For the month of September, Neutral Bay’s SoCal is headed to Bondi in a take-over of its sister restaurant Bondi Hardware. The food will feature Mexican, North American and seafood Cali-inspired share plates, tacos, quesadillas and ceviche, as well as tequila and margaritas. The venue will reopen on Saturday 3rd September after a short renovation period to unveil a new laid back, Southern Cali vibe.

Australian Beer Festival

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The Australian Beer Festival will return to The Australian Heritage Hotel in The Rocks from 14-16 October 2016. The event will be showcasing more than 30 different Australian breweries, gourmet food stalls, meet the brewer sessions, blind tastings and live entertainment. Tickets are now on sale for $35 and include a tasting cup and 10 tasting tokens. Book here.

Friday 14 – Sunday 16 October, 2016; Friday: 4pm-8pm I Saturday: 12pm-8pm I Sunday: 12pm-6pm

Pimm’s Spring Carnival Pop-Up Bar at Bellevue Terrace

Bellevue Terrace at the Bellevue Hotel in Paddington will host the Pimm’s Spring Carnival Pop-Up Bar from Saturday 10th September and running right through until their Melbourne Cup After Party on Tuesday 1st November.

Bellevue Hotel, 159 Hargrave St Paddington

Saint Peter Paddington

Chef Josh Niland’s new venture, Saint Peter has opened in Paddington along Oxford street bringing fish and seafood cuisine including some innovative dishes and techniques using offcuts and offal.

362 Oxford St, Paddington

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Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is the Founder/Editor of popular online magazine Gourmantic and Cocktails & Bars, a website dedicated to cocktail culture and the discerning drinker. She is named in Australian Bartender Magazine’s Top 100 Most Influential List since 2013, is a member of The Academy responsible for judging the World’s 50 Best Bars. She has also judged the inaugural Australasian Whisky Awards and various national cocktail competitions.