A Paddington classic returns this weekend, as wine bar 10 William Street reopens more than a month after it paused for Sydney’s lockdown. The petite venue will operate on Saturdays for the remainder of lockdown, to sell locals what it’s calling its “non-essential” provisions.
From 12pm head in for baked goods such as meatball pitas, fried ham sandwiches, sfogliatelle pastries and more. There’ll also be wine in packs and by the bottle. What we’re particularly excited for, though, are its Fun Packs: all the fixings for a long lunch or a weekend of grazing.
The boxes – which can be pre-ordered in advance for Saturday pick up – include lamb ragu with pappardelle, the bar’s famous pretzel with whipped bottarga, plus ricotta, potted duck, nougat, Campari and soda, a bottle of wine and loads more.
“We’d been closed for about a month, and there was just a real energy from our staff to get back in the kitchen – that’s all they really wanted to do,” 10 William St’s co-owner Gio Paradiso tells Broadsheet. “With this lockdown extended, it made sense to get something going.
“Frank [Guest, head chef] is back in there doing what he does best, cooking and connecting with our regulars again. Our chefs are currently busy making their own dough for the pitas and sangas, hand-rolling pasta and making sausages for the Saturday shop. Every single item in the Fun Pack, apart from the olive oil and drinks, are made from scratch too, even down to the handwritten labels.”
Paradiso says the menu will continue to evolve and change over the coming weeks, depending on what’s available produce-wise. New sandwiches and pastas will be added to the menu, and terrine and pate are in the works.
10 William St will open from 12pm this Saturday August 7, until sold out. Pre-order Fun Packs here.