November 13th, 2012

Does My Bomb Look Big In This?

Review - Tapavino


Step into this red-lit cellar for an inspired introduction to sherry.

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Here it’s not just an accessory to food - though their offerings leave most of Sydney’s tapas for dead - but an end in itself.

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Leave yourself in the hands of an aficionado - owner Frank Dilernia’s opening La Bota di Fino No 27 ($14/glass) was such a gentle introduction to sherry, I went back again with dessert.

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Sherry-infused White Sangria ($11) is as delicate as peach iced tea; or there’s a veritable wall of wines to explore, in carafe sizes to suit all comers.

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The microscopic kitchen also manages to make powerful magic – from Broad Bean, Pea, Mint and Goat’s Curd Tostado ($11) that illuminate three vivid shades of green;

WEBTapavino-22 a board of Jamón Serrano, Burrata and Pickled Red Onion ($18) you won’t want to share.


Explore the Spanish coastline with brightly pickled Sardines de Compostela ($17), but save space for dessert!


The Chocolate Terrine with Olive Oil and Salt Flake ($12) is ridiculously good, eclipsing my...


...usual preference for caramel in the (also inspired) Dulce de Leche Tart ($12).

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Frank’s accompanying Cristina Abocado Oloroso ($9) delivered sweet with a salty undercurrent.


It reminded me of an older woman’s perfume, once it has settled into her skin…

6-8 Bulletin Place, Sydney
Ph: (02) 9247 3221

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