The Larder winter pop up

“The Larder pop up restaurant in a restaurant is BORN. And cracking it!!!” tweeted John Fink just six hours ago.

“Thank you for a lovely evening … – always love an opening night! Congratulations on yours for The Larder.” finished my tweets for the evening.

iPhones were flashing at every point in between. It’s just what Sydney loves: something fresh and new. Something to lift our spirits in winter.

The place was hopping. And filled with industry friends there to support the new Sydney winter pop-up on first night. We joined tables. Nodded across the room. And munched on some super delicious nosh. Simple. Casual. Fun. BYO. Value.

“The Larder is an intimate, relaxed eatery that we’ve created next door to Otto, on the finger wharf at Woolloomooloo. It’s designed to be somewhere you can pop in with friends for something delicious; it’s got Otto’s pedigree but its own, simpler style.” John Fink explained.

With four at our table, we gave the menu a nudge with shared plates: whitebait, bone marrow, potato rosti, spicy chicken, fish and chips, lamb ribs… snacks from $10, entrees from $15 and mains capped at $25.

With the King of Sweets seated to my left and the Queen of Sweets seated to my right, I had no chance of leaving without nudging all of the three dessert choices. The first arrived in a box. That’s the other thing I like about what John Fink has done with this Monday to Thursday night gig. There’s a touch of fun thrown into the recipe.

A mate at another table and I later concurred that the ‘eggs and soldiers’ dessert was the winner! Seriously good – rich and heavenly – creamy gorgeous sabayon with shortbread.

The Larder
9/6 Cowper Wharf Rd Woolloomooloo NSW Australia
+61 2 9368 7488

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2 Responses to “The Larder winter pop up”

  1. Simon Food Favourites says:
    July 3, 2012 at 1:42 am

    the eggs and soldiers dessert doesn’t seem to be on the Larder menu? and what’s the pizza one? the spicy chicken looks good but again can’t see on their menu?

    • Rebecca Varidel
      Rebecca Varidel says:
      July 3, 2012 at 11:24 am

      As I understand it Simon, the menu changes, daily (hence The Larder – whatever is in The Larder.) Changing menu part of the fun of the pop-up. The dishes were on the printed menu last night and very much enjoyed!

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