So, maybe you haven’t been able to jaunt off to Italy for a spring fling, but you can still enjoy a little Italian primavera closer to home with new seasonal menu additions and refreshing punch bowl cocktails at Fratelli Fresh. The Spring Fling selection is available on the à la carte menu at Fratelli Fresh Crows Nest, Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Miranda and Manly from Thursday, 17 September until mid-November.
Already available are $1.50 Sydney Rock oysters, served with red wine mignonette and on offer every day until Wednesday, 30 September.
Spring Fling menu additions:
~ Antipasti ~
Stracciatella, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, oregano $15
Prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, basil $16
Sydney Rock oysters with red wine mignonette $3 each
~ Pasta ~
Saffron risotto, scallops, prawns, mussels, calamari, cherry tomatoes, parsley $34
Spaghetti, vongole, white wine, chilli, garlic, parsley $35
Rigatoni, pea purée, pancetta, snow pea tendrils, pecorino $28
Gnocchi, wild forest mushrooms, watercress, parsley, thyme, parmesan $27
Linguine, prawn, chilli, cherry tomatoes, rocket, white wine,
parsley, pangrattato $33
~ Salad ~
Grilled prawns, cos, avocado, snow peas, cucumber, radish, oregano,
mint, lemon vinaigrette $24
~ Pizza ~
Eggplant, capsicum, red onion, provolone, goat’s cheese, basil $27
Prosciutto, tomato, stracciatella, basil $29
Mushroom, bresaola, watercress, mozzarella $30
A trio of sparkling punch bowl cocktails make their debut this spring ($29). Designed to share, each fresh fruit and fizz-filled punch bowl is served with a mini ladle and glassware to fill.
- Gin Berry Bliss delivers a splash of spring with a blitz of fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, gin and the fizzy lift of Prosecco.
- Tropical Escape is a seasonal boost of fresh pineapple, mango and passionfruit with a bubbly base of Prosecco and white rum.
- Watermelon Rosé is an aromatic fusion of fresh watermelon, grapefruit and mint with delicate rosé wine, a kick of vodka, and a sparkle of Prosecco.
A collection of Fratelli’s eight best-selling spritzes is also available throughout spring, including Coco Loco, It Takes Two to Mango, Peach Time and Passion Blogger ($16 each).
Fratelli Fresh Culinary Director Gabor Denes said: “Our springtime dishes are a celebration of sensational seafood, the seasonal harvest, aromatic herbs, and light flavours.
“Paired with our fruit-packed, fizzy punch bowls, the menu is a great way for friends and family to enjoy a sunny get-together as the weather warms up.”
Children aged 12 and under can eat for free from the Fratelli Fresh Kids’ Menu daily, when accompanied by a paying adult.
Images: Michael Gribbin