I am a freelance writer living in Manly. I enjoy writing reviews for Weekend Notes.
I enjoy the outdoors and anything to do with the water. My interests are travel, Live Theatre,The Ballet and Restaurants that serve delicious innovative food.
Published March 6th 2015
Sicilian restaurant right on the water great food, ambience
On Wednesday night I visited 'Chiosco by Ormeggio'a new Sicilian style restaurant situated on The Spit Marina. It was a balmy night and there was a buzz in the air as excited patrons waited in anticipation to taste the flavours of the new dishes that were being served.
Oemeggio Restaurant at The Jetty of D'Albora Marina is the ultimate in fine dinning. It has one Chef's Hat to its credit and is well-known on the Northern Beaches.
Ormeggio has added Chiosco to its list and they sit side by side on the marina. Chiosco is a casual Sicilian restaurant serving delicious innovative tapas dishes that are made to share. There are also entrees and mains if preferred.
Chef Alessandro Pavoni and the talented team of Ormeggio are also affiliated with Chiosco. The food is delicious and creative.
I chose Lamb Arrosticini (Skewers-Salsa Verde) as an entree, which was delicious and tender.
For a main course I shared with my friend the Snapper (oregano, cherry tomatoes, olives and basil). As an accompaniment we had Rucola Salad (parmesan & pear). The snapper was moist and delicious and the flavours of ingredients blended perfectly. The salad was fresh and crisp.
For dessert I chose Cannolo Siciliano (sweet ricotta & pistachio). This dish was so so good, with a touch of sweetness. The ricotta was delicious, light and delicate. It hit my taste buds with a burst of flavour.
Cannolo Sicilano (sweet Ricotta & pistachio) $10
The menu is varied, the prices reasonable, and the setting right on the water's edge.
I enjoyed my dining experience at Chiosco so much I have returned. This time I tried a couple of different dishes that were delicious. My friend and myself shared the Cooks co-op zucchini Flowers (filled with willow brae goats curd) as a starter. They were tasty and the goat's cheese creamy and flavoursome.
Cooks co-op Zucchini flowers (filled with willowbrae goats curd)$21