The girls lunch : Lucio’s Paddington

Today at Lucio’s Paddington the secret Sydney girls’ club met. Well, after this I guess it’s not so secret anymore, but it’s still by invitation only. What a splendid day. The lunch started for me as soon as I stepped out of my taxi – when my first glass of St. Giuseppe Prosecco was placed in my hand – and while I was still outside taking the first of the photos. Truly I hadn’t even had a chance to step inside the restaurant door. Now that’s service for you. And the great service continued with Lucio Galletto himself overseeing proceedings, and with him and his team the only males allowed inside our all female zone.

The Gels Lunch
Thursday 14th April 2011

Lucio’s antipasto selection

Hand rolled pasta with blue swimmer crab

Main Course
Swordfish lightly crumbed then grilled with garlic & chili served with pickled fennel and pomegranate

Chargrilled lamb fillets on farro & beetroot with baby herbs & porcini dressing

Rocket, radicchio & fennel salad
Hand cut potatoes fried & tossed in rosemary salt & garlic

To Finish
Fresh fruit & parmesan platters

Caffe e Biscottini

2009 Tiefenbrunner Pinot Bianco, Alto Adige
2006 Rymill mc2, Coonawarra

Every aspect of lunch was splendid, from the perfect fit of the lightfilled room that looked out into the park on Windsor Street to the attentive, caring and smooth service through to, of course, the very scrumptious quality food. Chef Logan Campbell and Lucio Galletto gave me a little lesson on the hand rolled pasta after lunch which was a bonus. I’m getting to think that I’m a chef groupie – I could always easily pass the day away with chefs! Today’s company though was about the girls, and the group gathered by my good friend and publicist Rea Francis. Sitting opposite at our table of six were the ladies I’ve dubbed The Hugo Mothers. What would be the odds? They didn’t know each other yet sat next to each other at lunch and each has a son named Hugo.


LUCIO’S italian restaurant
47 Windsor Street,
Paddington NSW 2021 Australia
+61 2 9380 5996

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2 Responses to “The girls lunch : Lucio’s Paddington”

  1. margaret modok says:
    April 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Dad has just finished cooking Beef Goulash BUT the food shown still makes my mouth drool.
    Love Italian Food, particularly with the presentation shown. Makes one wish they were there with you!
    What a lovely way to pass hours – excellent food together with a warm greeting from the Host, and good company.

  2. margaret modok says:
    April 17, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    I did. Please see above. Margaret Modok

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