Executive Chef, here at Albert Street Food and Wine is renowned international pastry guru Philippa Sibley (Harvey’s in London, France’s three-starred La Cote Saint Jacques) and as such, you can expect a range of gourmet delights. Think spatchcock quail, an Albert St Speciale Pizza (roasted peppers, pork and fennel sausage, smoked mozzarella). Sibley’s sweet specialties, deliver Amoretti semi-fredo, roasted apricots, truffled honey panna cotta, candied cashews and the cherry clafoutif pistachio ice cream.
Albert St Food & Wine’s founders and managers Stuart Brookshaw and Ruth Giffney also bring a wealth of experience to the fore. Featuring an inclusive wine list compiled by Brookshaw, reds and whites are sourced from Italy (Alto Adige), France (Loire Valley) and Spain, and include a bottling of local Australian favourites. A range of local craft beers are also on offer as well as international brews including Moritz Lager from Spain and American drop Sierra Nevada.
Meanwhile, the food store on the other side of the bar stocks all the good gear. Rummage through Great Southern organic truffle oil, 5 Senses coffee beans, Le Rustique camembert from France and Fudge by Rich. Or try Michel's products and Harris Smokehouse salmon.