So, maybe you haven’t been able to jaunt off to Italy for a spring fling, but you can still enjoy a little Italian primavera closer to home with new seasonal menu additions and refreshing punch bowl cocktails at Fratelli Fresh.

The Spring Fling selection is available on the à la carte menu at Fratelli Fresh Crows Nest, Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Miranda and Manly from Thursday, 17 September until mid-November.

Sydney Social 101 recently popped in to try the new spring menu at Fratelli Fresh Darling Harbour! We were very warmly welcomed by the friendly team and shown to our table in the plant filled outdoor dining area. We kicked off our feast with a spring inspired sparkling punch bowl cocktail. We had the berry delicious Gin Berry Bliss which is filled with fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, gin and Prosecco. Fruity, refreshing and full of flavor this shared cocktails is not to be missed.

To start, we shared an array of delicious treats. First we had twelve incredibly fresh Sydney Rock oysters served with lemon and red wine mignonette. Next we indulged in the crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside Fried zucchini flower, stuffed with lemon, ricotta and goats cheese and also the fresh and flavoursome straciatella, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, fresh oregano and mint serves with fresh out of the oven bread.

For mains (I can’t believe we could fit in mains either!), we shared the Saffron risotto, scallops, prawns, mussels, calamari, cherry tomatoes, parsley and the Gnocchi, wild forest mushrooms, watercress, parsley, thyme, parmesan. Both mains were incredible! Huge portions, full of flavour but not too heavy and perfectly cooked with lots of the prime ingredients ( The risotto was absolutely full of seafood!).

Perfect for a long lunch with friends or a romantic dinner with that special someone, the new spring menu at Fratelli Fresh is a must try! Check out the full menu below.

Spring Fling menu additions

Antipasti
Stracciatella, heirloom tomatoes, cucumber, oregano $15
Prosciutto, buffalo mozzarella, basil $16
Sydney Rock oysters with red wine mignonette $3 each

Pasta
Saffron risotto, scallops, prawns, mussels, calamari, cherry tomatoes, parsley $34
Spaghetti, vongole, white wine, chilli, garlic, parsley $35
Rigatoni, pea purée, pancetta, snow pea tendrils, pecorino $28
Gnocchi, wild forest mushrooms, watercress, parsley, thyme, parmesan $27
Linguine, prawn, chilli, cherry tomatoes, rocket, white wine, parsley, pangrattato $33

Salad
Grilled prawns, cos, avocado, snow peas, cucumber, radish, oregano, mint, lemon vinaigrette $24

Pizza
Eggplant, capsicum, red onion, provolone, goat’s cheese, basil $27
Prosciutto, tomato, stracciatella, basil $29
Mushroom, bresaola, watercress, mozzarella $30

A trio of sparkling punch bowl cocktails make their debut this spring ($29). Designed to share, each fresh fruit and fizz-filled punch bowl is served with a mini ladle and glassware to fill.

  • Gin Berry Bliss delivers a splash of spring with a blitz of fresh blueberries, strawberries and raspberries, gin and the fizzy lift of Prosecco.
  • Tropical Escape is a seasonal boost of fresh pineapple, mango and passionfruit with a bubbly base of Prosecco and white rum.
  • Watermelon Rosé is an aromatic fusion of fresh watermelon, grapefruit and mint with delicate rosé wine, a kick of vodka, and a sparkle of Prosecco.

A collection of Fratelli’s eight best-selling spritzes are also available throughout spring, including Coco Loco, It Takes Two to Mango, Peach Time and Passion Blogger ($16 each).

Children aged 12 and under can eat for free from the Fratelli Fresh Kids’ Menu daily, when accompanied by a paying adult.

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