Danielle Alvarez opens Fred's on Oxford Street in Sydney's Paddington on Tuesday 25 October. She cooked at Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California, for nigh on four years with Alice Waters, and, after being recruited in May 2014 by Merivale, has spent the past two and a half years cooking everywhere from Coogee Pavilion to The Fish Shop while Fred's took shape. Here, we chat to Alvarez about what's on the menu.
Fred's, 380 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW, (02) 9240 3000. Open Lunch 12.30pm-3pm Fri-Sun; Dinner 5.30pm-12am Tue-Sat, Sun 5.30pm-10pm
Interview by Maggie Scardifield