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Recipes by Christine Manfield
21.02.2017

As the '90s dawned, darling chefs were pushing the boundaries of cooking in this country. A young Christine Manfield, just starting out at this heady time, soon became part of the generation that redefined modern Australian cuisine. She shares some of her timeless signatures from the era.

Cirrus, Sydney review
20.02.2017

Cirrus moves the Bentley team down to the water and into more lighthearted territory without sacrificing polish, writes Pat Nourse.

How to grow rocket
20.02.2017

A vegetable patch without rocket lacks a great staple, according to Mat Pember. The perennial performer is a leaf for all seasons.

50BestTalks brings World’s best chefs to Sydney and Melbourne
16.02.2017

Massimo Bottura and more are coming to the Sydney Opera House.

Toby Wilson, Sean McManus and Jon Kennedy to open Bad Hombres
16.02.2017

Expect Mexican-Asian flavours and an all-natural wine list from two of Sydney’s edgier operators.

Local Knowledge: Moscow
16.02.2017

Director of Shakespeare theatre company Cheek by Jowl Declan Donnellan walks us through the essential sights and his favourite cafes and restaurants of his hometown.

On the Pass: Danielle Rensonnet
16.02.2017

Bellota chef Danielle Rensonnet talks us through the current menu at the restaurant and her favourite summer ingredients.

Melbourne's Tomato Festival is back in 2017
15.02.2017

Returning for another year, Melbourne’s Tomato Festival is ripe with cooking demonstrations, talks, and produce stalls dedicated to plump produce.

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Buon Ricordo
Italian
  • 108 Boundary St,
    Paddington,
    Sydney, NSW
  • (02) 9360 6729,
    buonricordo.com.au/
  • Lunch Fri-Sat noon-3pm

    Dinner Tue-Sat 6pm-10.30pm

Buon Ricordo
-33.879452,151.224271

Buon Ricordo exudes Italianness. Passion and professionalism exist in tension here, but Old World charm rules the day. Waiters are prepped for performance, as befits this price-point, with smart jackets and almost courtly deference to their patrons ("Madam and sir, can I take your order please?") and the place remains a firm favourite with the business and arts crowds. Owner Armando Percuoco is a vocal advocate for preserving Italian cooking tradition, and pasta and risotti are key strengths of his menu. Decadence rules in creamy fettuccine tossed with truffled egg and parmesan at the table, and in Taleggio cheese and pear risotto. Grilled spatchcock takes the prize over the braised lamb shoulder, the latter dominated by sheep's milk ricotta, where the former is balanced winningly by warm spice, olive oil and grilled peppers. Engage your waiter on the topic of sharing dishes, as the regulars do, for maximum satisfaction.  


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At a glance

  • Food:
  • One Star
  • Wine:
  • Two glasses
  • Price:
  • E $28-$36

    M $45-$63

    D $22

  • Feature:
  • Licensed
    Vegetarian
    Private room
    Impressive Wine List
  • Cards:
  • American Express
    Eftpos
    MasterCard
    Visa
  • Bookings:
  • Bookings recommended
  • Chef:
  • Armando Percuoco & David Wright

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