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Bacco Wine Bar Pasticceria, Sydney

I have walked pass Bacco Pasticerria in Chifley Towers many times. The desserts on the counter has always tormented me but I have managed to stay strong and not even look at it. The only thing I have purchased is the coffee and I have to say, it is one good cup of coffee! I love how there are many cafe’s that serves excellent coffee near my ex-work place, as nothing worse than starting work with bad, bitter, awful coffee.

I was catching up with the traveller, M (this post is long overdue!), prior to her leaving and I noticed that Bacco Pasticceria has opened in Queen Victoria Building (QVB) – second floor, there are tables outside and around the rails, and a communal table in the centre.

We opted to sit outside, the coffee was excellent, it was as good as I remembered it to be. One cup certainly wasn’t enough!

I couldn’t go pass the avaocado, sourdough toast, Persian feta, poached egg, rocket and lemon-infused olive oil ($16) – my favourite breakfast all on the one plate! Perfectly poached eggs eaten with persian feta and rocket and olive oil – I love the combination of flavours, from the feta, avocado and olive oil. I’m not sure why I don’t make this at home, it’s quite a ‘simple’ enough breakfast dish.

M ordered something simple which I didn’t take a photo off – she didn’t want a heavy breakfast as she was meeting a friend for lunch. Opted for the brown sourdough bred with three fruit marmalade.

I came back about a week later with the restauranteur, L, for lunch. Again we sat outside, near the rails on the other side of the entrance.

L and I thought we would share a couple of dishes together. We started with the Calamari Fritti ($17) – seasoned flour-dusted calamari, crisp fried and served with our agro dolce sauce. The calamari was lightly battered and very crispy. The calamari was tender and succulent and dipped in agro dolce sauce, Italian version of sweet and sour sauce, it was delightful.

Next, Misticanza ($17), we opted for the wood-fired grilled chicken with mixed leaf salad, cucumber, spanish onions, olives, roma tomatoes and persian feta dressed in aged balsamic. The grilled chicken with pesto dressing, wasn’t as tender and moist as I have hoped. However, I did enjoy the salad and I loved the aged balsamic dressing.

Lastly, prosciuotto di parma ($15) – cured pork leg ham, aged 24 months from Parma-known for the finest prosciutto was my favourite! I love good prosciutto and this truly hit the spot. Served with wood-fire bread, these prociutto were thinly cut and simply magnificent!

L and I sat for hours just talking and catching up. It was a wonderful lunch, and before we knew it it was 4pm and we both had to go home.

The service when I went with traveller was a lot better than the second time. Not sure if its because we sat closer to the entrance so managed to get the waitress attention. The second time round, we ordered drinks at the end, and we had to ask for it twice before it came.

Simple Italian fare, the coffee is excellent and if you still have room, indulge yourself in some pasticcerie delight – all sorts of cake! I was meeting some friends for dinner, so couldn’t really fit dessert but will definitely be happy to go back for afternoon tea – L, should we go back for coffee and cake?

On a separate note, I have finally got Facebook page, click here if you ‘like’ it. Thanks for all the support yo!

GA’s ratings: 6.5 / 10

Bacco Wine Bar, Pasticceria

455 George Street, Shop 24 -27

Level 2, QVB

Sydney 2000

Ph: +61 2 9264 2155

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  1. April 3, 2011 at 5:12 am

    The calamari looks great. Good to see it’s close to the city in the QVB too.

    • April 3, 2011 at 7:37 am

      hey joey 🙂 thanks for dropping by… ya the calamari is as good as it looks! im glad they have opened in QVB.

  2. April 3, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Now that’s what I call a mountain of calamari. The prosciutto looks so sexily fatty too.

    • April 3, 2011 at 11:19 pm

      hey helen 🙂 it was good calamari and the prosciuotto was sooooo good! hmhmh i could do with some with figs right now!

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