10 Jun Bibo Wine Bar NSW Winemaker Dinner
Our winemaker Frank van de Loo will be heading to Sydney for Bibo Wine Bar’s NSW winemakers dinner. Join Frank and a number of other winemakers for dinner at one of Sydney’s best small wine bars.
Concrete Playgrounds latest recap on the venue; Bibo Wine Bar is brought to you by two Guillaume expats: head chef Jose Silva, who ran the kitchen at the previous incarnation of Bennelong, and restaurant manager Jonathan Mallet, formerly of Guillaume in Paddington. Pooling their years of fine dining experience, Silva and Mallet have decided to focus on premium quality Mediterranean dishes, with an emphasis on Portuguese food, which Silva grew up eating and cooking. “It reflects the way I like to eat,” Silva says. “You can come in for a snack and a glass of wine or a full meal.
Among the menu’s Portuguese classics, you’ll find bacalhau (salted cod) croquettes, runner bean fritters and clams Bulhão Pato (aka clams in white wine), as well as Portuguese tarts from Silva’s Petersham bakery, Sweet Belem. For more contemporary palates, there are braised Rangers Valley short ribs and bone marrow with anchovy crumb. Taking care of the drinks list is head sommelier Louella Mathews (ex-Rockpool Bar and Grill).