|| eat: coal river + co ||
Posted on July 26 2014
Last night some of the Willows team wandered across the street from our Darby St store to our new neighbourhood restaurant Coal River & Co.
The Coal River team have done a fantastic job recreating the cosy interior, industrial metals meet crisp white tiles against a black backdrop. An open plan allows for an interactive dining experience, you can sit at the bar and watch the chefs work their magic or pull up a bench with a group. Simple, classic and not a remnant of taco in sight.
This simple touch is reflected in the menu as well, a cleverly edited choice of Italian dishes all boasting only a handful of ingredients. All pasta is organic, gluten free and made in house and that dedication to a quality product is reflected in the taste.
Fennel Salad with Mint, Pea, Lemon and Pecorino was a deliciously fresh starter that awakened the tastebuds and got us in the mood for some (not so) serious 'shop talk'!
The Chianti flowed as Braised Oxtail Risotto and Fusilli with Duck Ragu, Olives and Lemon left us having simultaneous mouth parties.
Delizioso! Thanks Coal River & Co. Will we be back for more.
(Image courtesy of Hunter Hunter)