Salt Meats and Cheese (Sydney, Australia)
If you want to have some Italian feast in Sydney then there is no better place than this, Salt Meats and Cheese in Gateway Sydney. We visited this place a couple of weeks ago and had a great dinner with some of my colleagues, a great option for groups as they have a set menu that gives you a complete set of Italian goodies from Antipasti, Pizza and Pasta.
I love this place as it brings me back to Europe where pasta and pizza are phenomenal, the taste and texture is exactly similar to the ones I tried in Italy. Ingredients might not be as abundant as the American counterparts but it is of the best quality, you can really taste the tangy sweet tomatoes and the doughs texture was just amazing, chewy crispy while being thin.
We started with some Antipasto (AU$35.00) which consists of a selection of salami, truffle pecorino, buffalo mozzarella, olives, house-made chutney, pickles and focaccia.
It was then followed by some Arancini (AU$14.00), rice balls with saffron and fontina, aioli and parmesan.
Then with some Meatballs (AU$19.00), a mixture of pork and veal, parmesan, napolitana served with toasted ciabatta.
We also grabbed some roasted cauliflower (AU$12.00) with blackcurrants, hazelnuts in mustard dressing.
For salads we ordered some classic like this caprese (AU$18.00), served with mixed tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, pickled eschallots, basil, ciabatta bread in balsamic dressing. Rocket Salad (AU$12.00) with pear, walnuts, parmesan in balsamic reduction.
All salads were nice and since I am huge fan of caprese salads this was divine for me. Roasted chicken salad was and interesting combination of textures and flavours and it was great as well.
We also had some Pappardelle all’ Agnello (AU$24.00), a dish of slow-cooked lamb leg ragù, thyme, pecorino toscano in a perfectly cooked Pappardelle pasta.
Pizzas were a simple but amazingly heavenly Margherita (AU$18.00), a pizza topped with tomato, Fior di latte and basil.
Then another one on white base called Salsiccia (AU$23.00) topped with mozzarella, Italian sausage, kale and provola. Both pizzas were great, hands down delicious, if I recommend one thing here then this is it.
And as we enjoy the night, we accompanied that laughter, stories and good food with a lot of Moscow Mules and Margarita. And yes, surprisingly they also make good cocktails!
I do highly recommend this place, food was great, staff were friendly and the atmosphere was amazing, will definitely come back here once I visit Sydney again.
Salt Meats Cheese
Address: Gateway Sydney L201 Alfred St, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia
Phone: +61 2 8964 1622