Sydney’s iconic Icebergs Dining Room and Bar will swap the shores of Bondi Beach for heritage-listed Woolloongabba next month when it takes over the kitchen at celebrated Italian restaurant 1889 Enoteca.
The collaboration is the result of an old friendship between Enoteca co-owner Dan Clark and Icebergs’ group wine director James Hird.
“James and I are good mates. He’s an old Brisbane boy,” Clark says. “That’s how it came about. They were coming up and I said, ‘Cool, let’s do something’. Because we’ve always talked about it. [Icebergs executive chef] Monty [Koludrovic] and I are mates too.”
Koludrovic will be in the kitchen at Enoteca this Sunday September 29, cooking an abbreviated menu that doubles as a lunchtime take on Icebergs’ long-running Spaghetti and Wine casual dining series.
To start there’s a choice of two bruschettas: ricotta, anchovy and pickled onion, or tuna tartare. It’s followed by two options for mains – an ink spaghetti with spanner crab, semi-dried tomato and basil, or fresh egg spaghetti with slow-cooked, koji-marinated lamb neck and greens.
James Hird will be on the floor, curating a selection of Enoteca’s wines to match with the meal.