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La Botte D’oro, Leichhardt

How many pizzas and pastas would an Italian restaurant have dished out if it has been around for more than thirty five years? More related posts by ChopinandMysaucepan:Pizza Autentico, Surry Hills La Scala on Jersey, Woollahra ChopinandMysaucepan – Our Third … Continue reading

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Lorenzo’s, Crows Nest

Almost one hundred years ago in 1915, Antonino Meli decided to pack his clothes into a suitcase and began his arduous journey from Italy to Australia by boat. Arriving in Sydney for the first time, the 17 year-old slept on Mosman … Continue reading

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A Tavola, Bondi

A Tavola (meaning “to the table”) is inspired by the childhood memories of Head Chef and Owner Eugenio Maiale whilst playing in his Adelaide home backyard as he waited for the dinner bell to chime “a tavola”.

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Popolo, Rushcutters Bay

“There is a seductive Italian in town” M tells me. “Well, I know you’re absolutely in love with Monica Bellucci but there’s only two things about Italy that generally excite me and that’s food and opera, although I like to … Continue reading

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Buon Ricordo, Paddington

“If any Sydney restaurant can boast a breakthrough dish of international acclaim, then it would surely enhance the city’s claim to being a serious food destination.” ~ Chopinand, Co-author of ChopinandMysaucepan ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~

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Ormeggio at The Spit, Mosman

Update: September 2013 – Ormeggio at The Spit was awarded Two Hats at the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide Awards 2014. ~~~~~~~~O~~~~~~~~ It all started with my birthday dinner in January. I posted a question on Facebook and was … Continue reading

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Il Baretto, Surry Hills

I love Italian food because, apart from French, Chinese and Indian, it is one of the great cuisines of the world. To me, these four cuisines are among the richest in food culture that date back thousands of years into … Continue reading

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ChopinandMysaucepan – First Blogiversary

“Life is not about the length of our time here but moments in time that give us inner peace. By capturing these moments on this blog, it is my hope it will also help you to relive your moments in … Continue reading

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Amici Ristorante Pizzeria, Cammeray

I’m on the loose end tonight because Mysaucepan is catching up with her girlfriends. So I find myself with the boys which is a rare thing these days. Well, not quite all the boys because my friend Peter is also … Continue reading

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Oxtail Spagbol

I am a fan of old world recipes especially those from the 1970s such as prawn cocktail, oysters mornay, chicken a la king, beef stroganoff and spaghetti bolognaise. I strongly believe these iconic dishes have inspired and paved the way … Continue reading

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Chiswick Pizzeria Ristorante, Chiswick

Italian food is truly one of the great cuisines of the world today. Every city with a vibrant Italian community will enjoy the culinary delights of cafes, restaurants and pizzerias dishing up modern and traditional takes on the popular pizzas … Continue reading

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Cafe Sopra, Walsh Bay, Sydney

I remember years ago when Il Baretto in Surry Hills were dishing out hearty pasta such as their signature duck ragu papardelle, the long wait for a table can be excruciatingly painful. Fast forward six years and it looks like … Continue reading

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Quarter Twenty One, Westfield Sydney

I’m not a fan of shopping centres and so-called “retail therapy” tests my patience and is definitely not my idea of fun. However, looking at food and ingredients that go into our cooking gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling. … Continue reading

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Spaghetti Bolognaise

When I was a kid growing up in Malaysia, spaghetti bolognaise seemed to be just about the only Italian food cooked in Malaysian households. For some peculiar reason, most local Asian restaurants in Malaysia at the time would invariably include … Continue reading

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Pasta with Chorizo and red sauce

// // // ]]>// This is a sure-fire summer sizzler. Instead of the usual meat and sausages, I would fire up the BBQ to slap on some of these thick chunky chorizo sausages on the smoking grill. Lightly spray the … Continue reading

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