New Italian diner, Assembly, launches in Sydneys CBD [gallery]

14 January, 2016 by
Danielle Bowling

Complementing its existing sister cocktail bar of the same name, new modern Italian restaurant, Assembly, is opening on Kent Street, Sydney.

Launching on 14 January, the industrial-style space boasts a marble table from Italy, bespoke tables and chairs made from recycled Tasmanian timber and handmade Italian concrete lights. It opens onto a courtyard which features a striking garden wall and has additional seating for the restaurant and bar.

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The menu, created by Nick Pulcher from Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta, and delivered by chef Antonio Buonomo takes inspiration from dishes found across Italy, from Sicily through to the northern regions. Items include burrata served on a bed of heirloom tomatoes, Spanish onion, roasted capsicum, olives and basil; housemade black ink tagliolini sauted with crab meat and prawns; NSW lamb cutlet served with green pea puree, baby carrots and caramelised Spanish onion; and panna cotta.

A handmade Italian wood fired oven will create pizzas (available for dine-in or takeaway) including the Margherita (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella fior di latte, parmesan cheese, basil, olive oil); Quattro Formaggi (buffalo mozzarella, mozzarella fior di latte, gorgonzola, smoked provola cheese, basil, olive oil); and Salumi (San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella fior di latte, ham, mild salami, hot salami, Italian sausage, basil and olive oil.

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The wine list comprises both Italian and Australian selections and there is also a range of cocktails on offer, however due to a licensing delay alcoholic beverages wont be available until early next month.

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