Mediterranean wine varietals, both homegrown and from Europe, and a mediterranean inspired menu are the draw cards for this recently opened yet already popular new wine bar inside the boutique Ovolo 1888 Hotel. Renowned chef, Justin North has teamed up with Ovolo’s own Luca Guiotto to design a selection of dishes that reflect a coastal European village sensibility; think plump green olives, prosciutto, oysters, calamari, ripe tomatoes, fresh green leaf salads, just to give you an idea. The food is perfectly complemented with an extensive wine list, boasting body, depth and flavour. The wine bar itself is an indefinable mix of styles, at once chaotic yet refined; it is welcoming, comfortably lit, and cosy. Ovolo 1888 is in a converted heritage wool store building in Darling Harbour. An old wool worker named Percy Ewart scratched his name into the wall, little knowing that one day a fine wine bar would be named in honour of his graffiti.
139 Murray St, Pyrmont. 8586 1888. ovolohotels.com.au/ovolo1888darlingharbour/mister-percy
By Rita Bratovich