Life with kids in Sydney City
Get your Keyboard covers on and prepare for a drool inducing review - KIDsize living takes you to one of Sydneys favourites in Woolloomooloo.
Having a young child, there is nothing better than enjoying a 'child free' dinner. Let me say, Critini's was amazing! Hands down one of the best dining experiences I've had.
So I was lucky enough to experience a hand selected menu at Critini's, and I was not disappointed. The decadent menu, extensive wine list, divine ambiance and with an unbelievable view. I've experienced incredible menus in some of the top restaurants in Australia, and Criniti's impressed me with their authentic, genuine approach to fine dining.
What did I Eat? Make sure you get your keyboard covers on, because its going to get wet - with my salivating suggestions.
Entree - the antipasto platter was our first introduction and set the tone for an unbelievable meal. Zucchini flowers oozed goats cheese & mascarpone, and the home made meatballs literally melted in my mouth. The highlight for me was the mushrooms roasted with cheesy, crispy, goodness that had a beautiful rich quality.
Pizza - Note to everyone, these pizzas are enormous. Proscuitto, rocket, parmesan, and a home made tomato base on the crusty pizza was divine.
Between courses I had a look at the surprisingly creative drinks menu. We chose a crisp Sav Blanc from the wine list and I opted for a Nutella thick shake instead of a cocktail (last time I had cocktails I re-enacted the Dirty Dancing leap at Karaoke, before being woken up to declare the Little Mermaid was “my jam”).
The home made gnocchi was the highlight of the night for me and hands down the best gnocchi I have ever tasted. It’s golden, crispy outer shell housed delicate pillows of amazing-ness. Pumpkin, spinach and pine nuts added a warm, wintery quality which made me imagine open fires and luxury snow chalets.
Dessert was an event all to itself and I will happily return to Criniti’s simply to experience the dessert platter. This consisted of: tiramisu, berry panna cotta, creme brule, ; ricotta cheesecake, zeppole with nutella sauce, and of course pots of tea.
Having a good look around at others having dinner, purely for review purposes, there were kids there having a great time, big and small, but I would probably recommend kids from the age of 6 +, unless you have amazingly well behaved children although I'm confident the staff at Criniti's would be exceptionally understanding.
The service was seamless, genuine, and helpful. Critini's take obvious pride of the amount of produce that is made in-house at Woolloomooloo itself, or the Criniti’s bakery in Manly.
For anyone with a special event or date night coming up, head to Criniti’s at Wooloomoloo. My hubby was unlucky that he had to live vicariously through me and I will definitely be taking him to experience the exquisite cuisine himself.
Oh, and keep an eye out for our upcoming post about their KIDS PIZZA MAKING BIRTHDAY PARTIES!!!!!!!