Bar Reggio

My Weekend Part 1

So, first up I do apologize for the lateness of this post. The past few weeks at work have been hectic and my weekends have either been spent ‘hibernating’ or (like the last weekend) filled with lunches and dinners with friends! Hence, the Part 1. Time to get out of the shell, Ms Hermit 🙂

I was previously going to blog about my weekend at the Good Food & Wine Show (which I attended on Saturday, 17 July 2010) BUT I didn’t manage to take all that many pictures because I was too busy eating my life away; and indulging myself in the gorgeous selection of food products, discounted Sunbeam products and Fast Ed’s cooking demonstration at Tupperware® (epic fail!). I was so full after that I couldn’t even eat dinner.
Note 1: Do not eat a whole slice of cheesecake by yourself if you know that you are lactose intolerant! Ouch. I was still feeling the after effects of it 2 days down the road… hhmmm…
Note 2: I didn’t actually buy anything. The only expenses incurred were on food. Mwahahaha…

Moving on to some more recent appetizing and mouth-watering stuff…
Last weekend, my boyfriend and I went to our much loved Italian cafe, Bar Reggio. A very reasonably priced cafe that is situated on 135 Crown Street in Darlinghurst (I promise no more posts on restaurants in Surry Hills for the next month!) – This place is usually packed with people 24/7. The average waiting time on a Monday night can take up to 30-40 minutes. I mean, really?! YES, really! That is why we usually like to go there on a late Saturday afternoon to avoid the crowd. Alternatively, call in advance and opt for takeaway instead. It’s just as good.

Bar Reggio
Bar Reggio

Courtyard at the back of the cafe

We love visiting Bar Reggio because the boyfriend reckons that it serves the best Spaghetti Aglio e Olio in Sydney and is comparable to the taste of Italy (says he who was fortunate enough to visit Italy some years ago). Whilst Bar Reggio’s menu has much to offer, we have 2 favorite dishes that we usually order – the Italy Special (aka the Aglio e Olio) and Reggio with ricotta and spinach ravioli. Love the ricotta and spinach ravioli as it’s very light and is cooked to perfection. If you love your spices and chili – I suggest that you also try out the chili and olive oil condiment. I find that it just adds a lovely flavor boost to my pasta/pizza, and it tastes like Malaysian sambal belacan! In simple terms, it’s syok!
Note: Syok – a common Malaysian-English exclamation which indicates that something or an experience is really good, pleasurable or orgasmic to some degree.

Other items that we have tasted and recommend trying are: Fettuccini Carbonara (special order as it’s not on the menu); Palmer Street pizza, Reggio pizza, and Trecolore pizza; Baci gelato.

Italy Special with spaghetti (garlic, olive oil & chili)
Italy Special

Reggio with ricotta and spinach ravioli (garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes & chili)
Reggio with ricotta and spinach ravioli

Clockwise from left: Coke, chili and cheese containers, chili and olive oil condiment

Disclaimer: Don’t take my word for it, go and try it for yourself! By the way, apologies that there are no photos for the rest of the food. I’m usually halfway through the food until I realized that I had forgotten to take a picture! Oppss…

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