A new Shuk for Elizabeth Bay and more: the Wrap January
ALL SHUKED UP
Bondi’s popular Israeli restaurant/cafe Shuk has expanded into Elizabeth Bay.
The Roslyn Gardens opening will be the third Shuk after the group also opened a venue on Victoria Ave, Chatswood, in December.
Shuk part-owner Yoni Kalfus says the desire to expand has been strong, but finding the right location has not been easy.
“Finding the perfect venue for Shuk to grow was more important than how quickly we could expand,” Kalfus says.
Shuk Elizabeth Bay finds its home in a ground floor space within the newly renovated Trebartha Apartments, a retirement village at 61-69 Roslyn Gardens.
The 50-seater, which opened on January 15, will be helmed by Shuk head chef German Sanchez.
“Shuk is known for its Israeli/Middle Eastern classics,” Sanchez says. “We want to [keep] these and continue to push the boundaries with new dishes.”
Fratelli Fresh is ramping its summer credentials with a new high-quality gelato menu. Head pastry chef Riccardo Falcone is leaning on his Italian heritage to create 16 flavours of artisan, hand-crafted gelato just in time for summer.
Capitalising on the booming ice-cream market, Fratelli Fresh is offering an eclectic range of gelati in flavours that include black forest, cookies and cream, blueberry and yoghurt, tiramisu, espresso, mascarpone and fig and Nutella.
“When making gelato, simplicity is key,” Falcone says. “In Italy we like to hero our ingredients and use only two or three to enhance the flavour The perfect gelato resonates with its maker and their respect for the ingredients.”
The gelato range will be on show at Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour, where all 16 varieties will be on offer, while at Fratelli Fresh EQ, up to 10 varieties will be offered. A single scoop is $5.
Is Kings Cross rising from the ashes, again?
That would be the hope of the owners of the new Duclie’s basement bar at 44B Darlinghurst Rd, smack bang in the middle of the Golden Mile.
Dulcie’s is named after 1930s Bohemian figure and writer Duclie Deamer and with its luxe Deco-inspired fitout, cabaret sensibilities and cocktail-centric menu is a bar on the make. Dulcie’s is fronted by “shirtless” male model Brandy Martignago, whose Instagram account deserves a visit, and is housed in what once was Livios Striparama. So a certain colour already attaches itself to the place.
Let’s hope The Cross is finally be in recovery after years of tough trade following the notorious “lock out laws”.