When Tom & Bette visited Sydney their favorite dinner was at an Italian joint, Beppi’s, which has been a Sydney Institution since 1956. For Christmas they treated us to dinner at Beppi’s and luckily the restaurant was just re-opening from their holiday break as we arrived in the city.
They sat us in the wine cellar, and kicked things off with some bruschetta and a Barbera:
Then we shared a couple appetizers: Fiori di Zucchine Ripieni con Ricotta e Funghi Porcini – Home grown Zucchini flowers with a ricotta, basil and Porcini Mushroom filling and Ravioli di Zucca – Ravioli filled with roasted pumpkin & amaretti served with burnt butter & parmesan:
The squash blossoms were nice and piping hot. The ravioli pasta was perfectly made but the filling needed a little kick.
For mains, BK got the Filetto di Vitello alla griglia con Burro Tartufato e Funghi Porcini – Veal fillet grilled and served with truffled butter, porcini mushrooms and potatoes roasted in duck fat:
while I chose one of my favorite fishes from a previous, Barramundi: Filetto di Barramundi Selvatico alla griglia con Peperonata – Barramundi Fillet grilled and served with Peperonata, mint & garlic
We also shard some cauliflower:
and finally for dessert we shared the Crespelle con Fragole liquore D’Arancio alla Fiamma $20
Crepes with strawberries & Grand Marnier flambé – fire!
A delicious way to celebrate our big vacation AND the fifth anniversary our first date 🙂 Thanks Tom & Bette!