Vapano in Sydney
The red carpet is out,

This Italian eatery is located  in King Street. It was so good that on a recent visit to Sydney my partner Rob and I dined there two nights running.  The style is described as Euro-chic. It’s decorated with pots of fresh basil and rosemary. You could pick a few leaves and add them to a dish if you had a mind to.

Margarita at Vapiano in Sydney

On the second occasion we were accidentally there for  ‘happy hour’, when  a  glass of house wine  is  $5  and a chosen weekly cocktail is on offer for $10.  How could I resist when it happened to be my favourite;  a salty, limey Margarita. You can order a whole jug  for $30.  I’ll keep that in mind.

We ordered the antipasti board to begin with;

Antipasto at Vapiano in Sydney
Great shared starter.

My word, that Margarita disappeared  before I knew it.  Rob suggested I try a different concoction.  What about a Lemon Meringue Pie?  This was a heavenly if dangerous concoction of vanilla vodka and butterscotch Snapps, with fresh lemon and Grand Marnier.

Pauline Conolly with Lemon Meringue Pie cocktail.
Oh yes!

I might try one of these next time, or even all three;

The $22 truffle oil pizza is heavenly,  with mushrooms,  smokey Australian ham, shaved parmesan, mozzarella and rocket. We added black olives.

traffle pizza at Vapiano in Sydney
Light, luxurious and full of flavour

I loved Vapiano, although one more Lemon Meringue Pie and I may have renamed  it  Vaporiser!  I was hardly dressed for the cocktail hour, but was beginning to imagine myself perfoming a little dance  of joy in a rather fetching birthday suit.

Cocktails at Vapiano in Sydney
Oh good heavens, my eyes are already a worry.
Miss Piggy in Sydney's Chinatown
In the pink., and it seems I’m clutching a last piece of truffle pizza.

As far as food went, I was really only interested in the thin based pizzas, but they do have a full range of lasagne and pasta dishes etc.

UPDATE – March 2021

Lychee Martini on a wet, Sydney Sunday evening.

And risotto with big, plump prawns. Oh yes, just the ticket!

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