We’ve heard about this place for a while and it has been highly recommended to us so we decided to venture into the city for breakfast one lovely Sunday morning. Little did we know their breakfast stops at 10.30am which I thought was early for a Sunday but they were pretty happy to accommodate us if we placed our order quick. Chianti Classico was packed full of people enjoying their breakfast. Just the smell of fresh coffee and bacon had me all excited.
Chianti Classico opens 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner so this place practically never stops. Situated on the corner of Hutt Street and Carrington Street there’s alfresco dining, the ground floor restaurant and also room for events and functions upstairs. They’ve certainly built a reputation for themselves being multi-award winners including best breakfast and best Italian. Service was very friendly and professional as we were seated and our first coffee orders taken.
The decor inside was very classically classy with beautiful brick and stone work and a illuminated marble feature wall behind the bar.
Our coffees were really good, so good that Mr. Foodie had downed the whole cup by the time we ordered our breakfast! Being that it was so hard to decide between all the delicious sounding dishes, we decided to order a selection plate.
The Chianti Classico Selection Plate $23.50 comprised of Eggs Benedict, Blueberry Waffle and Chianti Classico Granola. Eggs benedict was well poached with a slightly runny yolk just the way we like it served on leg ham and toasted muffin topped with hollandaise. The granola tasted fresh and healthy with a good mix of oats, seeds and strawberry with organic yoghurt. The blueberry waffle was fluffy served with orange curd, blueberry and maple compote for the sweet tooth.
Feeling like something out of the ordinary I decided to order Funghi in Padella $16.50 with Kanmantoo smoked bacon as an extra ($4.50). It was fantastic. The mix of field and oyster mushrooms pan fried with black truffle butter had an amazing juiciness and flavour. It was served on toasted brioche with rocket and parmesan which made it even better. The brioche was fresh and buttery and crisp. I couldn’t wait to try the smoked bacon and by golly it was lovely. It had an amazing pork and smokey flavour that just screamed fresh quality produce done right. The whole dish was a delight to eat.
Chianti Classico has certainly lived up to its name and awards. I would love to go back for lunch or dinner to try more from their kitchen!