Saturday, October 22, 2011

Jamie's Italian - Wynyard

When i was a young girl, i religiously glued my eyes against the tv watching Jamie’s kitchen every single week without fail, little did i know that i could dine in one of his restaurants in Sydney.

Ken and i were at the Night noodle markets last night (my first time) when we bumped into the beautiful Jing, who informed us of Jamie’s kitchen.They had a training night 50% off the bill.

Oh didn’t our eyes glitter in joy!

Arriving to the restaurant we bumped into a familiar face, Rachel then other bloggers started to come! Nice to meet you Stephanie and Karen.

Okay lets get to the food...

Italian Nachos $7.00
Crispy fried four cheese ravioli with ‘angry’ annabiatee sauce

These acquired an interesting taste, the parmesan cheese was the most prominent of them all, it wasn't as crispy as I’d thought, eat these asap otherwise they’ll swell down!

Bucatini Carbonara $19.00
Tubular spaghetti with fried smoked pancetta & leek tossed with free-range eggs & parmesan

The tubular spaghetti acted as a novelty and was a bit undercooked. Though I guess we all are guilty of overcooking our pasta! The sauce was nice and mild, the pancetta was rich in layers of fat >.<.

Personally I think Ken does a better job!

Mushroom Panze $20.50
Half moon pasta shapes with brown cap & porcine, chilli, ricotta & Parmesan.

The pasta was generously topped with mushroom, and bread crumbs which gave it that extra crunch!

Crab and Squid ink risotto $26.50

I found the risotto slightly under flavoured, until the waiter came back and told us to mix it up, it definitely gave someone a burnt tongue!
The additional bread crumbs gave some umph to the dish! I loved the crunchiness!

Polenta chips

The polenta chips were topped off with parmesan and rosemary. These were a nice side to balance the pastas, Stephanie really enjoyed it!

Bruschetta with crab

The Bruschetta was generous topped with spanner crab, it was so fresh and tasty!

Trevise & Gorgonzola Salad $9.00
With caramelized walnuts, pears & sticky balsamic

This salad was a lovely mix in flavours, the pear was as crunchy as expected though complemented well with the dressing!

Chocolate brownie with vanilla ice-cream

This muffin like brownie had a crunchy top, drizzled with dark chocolate on top, definitely heaven sent!
The brownie was so decadent in chocolate, i must confess one couldn’t finish a brownie!

Raspberry Panacotta

The panacotta was rich in cream and topped with raspberry compete, it possessed a very light vanilla flavour than I imagine.

Brioche and ice-cream

These hamburger likes were filled with ice-cream, orange, pistachios. I found the Brioche a bit dry and hard yet very cute.

End Notes:
- Nice ambience, very relaxed
- Recommended : Trevise & Gorgonzola Salad and Chocolate Brownie

Quote of the Day:

With Love,



Jamie's Italian
107 Pitt Street Sydney 2000

-Official opening 24th October 2011

Jamie's Italian on Urbanspoon


Vivian - vxdollface said...

food looks pretty good actually, can't wait to try it!

chewlong said...

Where's Jamie???

kenisis said...

haha yes very nice place :)

feels like an english bar

Dolly said...

@ vivian - yes you should!

@ chewlong - i think he'll come on monday !

@ ken - i know where im going when i have a craving for chocolate!

fluffy said...

A nice recap Dolly! I thought the food was reasonably priced even without the 50% off. I was telling everyone about it in the drinkies that night lol

Von said...

Training night? haha.. that sounds cool! That chocolate brownie sounds so good!

Nic@diningwithastud said...

Need to get my butt over here. Sounds a little hit and miss but the ones that hit, hit daaamn good :)

missklicious said...

Wow, you posted very quickly! I really liked the food here, the brownie was sooo good.

ChopinandMysaucepan said...

The bucatini carbonara looks pretty good! It's been a very long time since I had tubular pasta and smoked pancetta with it sounds awesome!

lateraleating said...

Lucky you got to try it first! A bit of hit and miss, no? Hopefully they'll make adjustments.

Dolly said...

@ steph - yes i def. think its reasonably price :)

@ von - Yes, you must try it!

@ Nic - Yes the hit was the brownie!

@ Karen - haha i have so many catchup blogs >.<

@ chopinmysaucepan - it was good, but i like Ken's cooking hahaa

@ gaby - I'm sure they well.. its just a training night.. so i guess we all need to cut some slack :P

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Sounds like you had a great time there! And the prices are really reasonable too! :o

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

Cannot wait to eat here! Now I know what I want to order!

Manu said...

I love bucatini! This is a very useful post! I was wondering how this restaurant was! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it and showing some pictures of the food! Sounds like you had a great time! :-)

Viv said...

wow! so thats the price after the 50% discount right?! i wish i got to check it out before the official opening today too :P will go check out nevertheless soon!
soo many new restaurants opening in syd these def excited!

rockahenry said...

awesome, dont worry i was massive jamie oliver fan too.... still am. hard to not like that lispy b*stard.

excusemewaiter said...

oh jamie's restaurant has finally opened! another one to add to the list - the crab bruschetta + squid ink risotto look awesome and that chocolate brownie :3 yum.

Juliana said...

Nice restaurant and the food looks delicious, especially the desserts :-)
Hope you have a great week Dolly!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

Crab and Squid ink risotto would be my pick! Looks so delicious! I like Jamie Oliver too!

sugarpuffi said...

ahhh looks so nice! cant wait for my visit on the 12th

muppy said...

how exciting you got to go! i like the look of those polenta chips. sounds as though the food was a bit underwhelming or maybe because your expectations were really high?

Ashley@Bakerbynature said...

I mentally took a bite of every single dish! Everything looked delicious, but then again my opinion is pretty biased when it comes to Italian food - I just love it.

JasmyneTea said...

I grew up with Jamie on my TV too, and I can't wait to try his new restaurant!

B&B Brugge said...

wow yummy Italian Food and that's delicious look. i love Italian recipes. fantastic this post and interesting detail share so thanks

Ayden @ Himalayan Salt said...

wow... I have to try this out!

Hotly Spiced said...

I have been hearing so many great things about this restaurant. Can't wait to dine there myself. Great review.

Julie said...

can I has pasta please nomnoms <3. Will try this Saturday with your suggestions!

lau@corridorkitchen said...

Oh, that brownie looks delish!

secretsunday said...

I had the bucatini as well and found it undercooked. Prior to this I hadn't had bucatini before so I wasn't sure if that was how the texture was supposed to be. We ended up telling them and they remade it for us, and offering free dessert too because the wait time was quite long :)