Bianca: I’ve always loved a good bar, give me a deep and meaningful conversation over a cocktail any-day! Enter Wood & Smoke, Darlinghurst, a stone’s throw from Crown Street.
The best kind of drinking food is usually portable, easily juggled with one hand and usually (in my books) involves some serious carbohydrates.
There are a few areas to hide away in, we decided to make the most of the sunlight and warmth and sat in the back courtyard. A glass of Rose each we hashed over gal pal Felicitations recent trip to Hawaii and eagerly awaited the onslaught of food.
The Succubus & Caught Red Handed are strong cocktail recommendations.
The Olives $7 made for a good combo alongside the Charcuterie Board $19. It was quite a generous size for the prize, I’ll forever love Jamon Serrano, which paired well with the intensely sharp and salty flavouring of the Mahon de Menorca cheese.
Make sure you order the Chips w/ Kim Chi Mayo $8, they accidentally brought us two but we made a sizeable dent they were that delicious.
Done in a Roman-style here at Wood & Smoke, the Diavola -w Tomato Sugo, Fior di latte, Mild Salami, Chili Flakes, Parmesan $18 is a strong option. We found the dough to be quite light, allowing the toppings to really shine through.
Make sure you order the Funghi: Mushrooms Truffle Pesto, Mushroom, Fior di latte, Rocket $20, that was my top pick.
I was a little apprehensive when the Beef Burger – Wagyu, Jack cheese, Pickle, Mustard $19 was set before me. As you know, I rarely do greenery & tomato on burgers (particularly with beef) but I was pleasantly surprised by the flavour profile here. The patty was cooked well, a perfect medium rare!
And to finish, Kuwaiti Fried Chicken Pickles and Chilli mayo (6 Pieces) $26. Crispy & moreish, I was surprised by how juicy the chicken was (after a good 10 mins of photo taking, Felicity wanted to kill me!).
*For Food’s Sake dined as guests of Wood & Smoke