The iconic waterside Otto Ristorante is flexing its creative muscle over the next three months with the launch of their Larder pop-up. A diminutive 40-seater – perched on the Finger Wharf at Woolloomooloo – the eatery aims to be that relaxed, local drop-in restaurant putting an interesting inflection on simple and seasonal dishes of everyday fare.
“We wanted to offer diners something different for the winter months on the wharf,” says owner John Fink. “The Larder is like home…somewhere you can pop in with friends for something delicious. It’s got Otto’s pedigree but it’s done in a simpler way.”
The Larder opened its doors on Monday July 2 and will be serving up dinner on Mondays through to Thursdays for the next three months, seeing us through the winter season. Designed by Otto’s head chef Richard Ptacnik, the pop-up menu will change regularly, taking its cues from what’s available in the seasonal ‘larder’.
“[It’s] all about the food people want to eat, at a price they don’t have to think about,” offers the chef.
Watch for pork tureen, roasted bone marrow, deep fried white bait, or spicy chicken ‘knuckles’ on the menu, with snacks from $10 and mains toping out at $25. Better yet, you can choose to BYO or take advantage of the local artisan beers and wines on offer by the glass, carafe or bottle.
The Larder Pop-Up at Otto
Mon to Thu 6pm–10pm
Area 8, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo