I was pretty excited to see my bestie when she visited me in Sydney last week. She was in town on a conference, and we ended up having some great meals (and drinks) together. Once such night was the one we went to Bar Reggio, a little Italian BYO in my work hood. The boys in the office are quite familiar with the restos in this area, and when I asked if there was a good spot for BYO, they said that this was one of their favourites. There would be quite the line up on a Friday night however, and they only take resos for large groups, so I headed over right after work to put my name down for a table for two. The gyuy at the door said it would be 9pm for a table for two…it was 7:15.
My tab card…
Mussels w/ chili & Napoli sauce
We were really pleased with the mussels. Both M and I grew up in the Atlantic provinces in Canada, so seafood is very important to us, and we’re pretty particular. These suckers were fresh, plump and flavourful – and a generous serving too. The sauce was certainly more-ish. I found myself enjoying that to the same extent as I did the shellfish. Unfortunately, by the time we got our bruschetta, the tomato topping wasn’t quite as generous, but it was still delicious. In fact, we ended up saving the broth from our muscles and spooning the bits of red pepper, tomato and onion onto the bruschetta base. That was my idea. I’m a genius.
Oysters Killpatrick ($20)
We ordered some oysters as a little snack before heading to the grocery store to get some ingredients for dinner. We got 1/2 a dozen, and after debating over Natural and Killpatrick for a good while, we chose the Killpatrick; a topping of bacon and Worcestershire sauce. The price wasn’t too bad for oysters – especially in such a ‘touristy’ location. They were Sydney Rock Oysters and the quality of the shellfish was top notch. Beautiful oysters topped mysterious Worsh. sauce and salty bacon – we were some pretty happy gals.
The following am, I took a stroll over to the Botanical Gardens as my friend had mentioned that the rose garden was in full bloom. My iPhone was full of flower shots afterward, but these are some of my faves.