Congratulations to the whole team, without the efforts of which we would not be able to provide such a selection of wine, beer and spirits. Thank you to all of those who create what we sell, and the efforts of the distributors to bring such an amazing wealth of material to our country. And thank you most of all to our guests, who enable us to push the boundaries and try new things!
This year we put our hat in the ring for the Best Small Wine List in Australia, and nearly got the title! Merricote in Melbourne have walked away winners for this year, so next time your south of the border, make sure to stop in and give the list a crack. Here’s what the folks at Gourmet Traveller had to say about our selection:
“Bloodwood remains one of the country’s gems. It has a stunning small list with a heart, as it espouses the cause of biodynamic , organic and sustainable viticulture. With two-fifths of the list available by the glass, the possibilities for trying new wines abound. It’s a cutting edge international list that will challenge and delight.”
Big love to everyone who came in and enjoyed a glass or two of wine, we wouldn’t be able to do this without your support!
We have had the pleasure of being invited to the 2015 Good Food Guide Awards this year! As a result, we will be closed the night of the awards, which is Monday the 1st of September.
Wish us luck, we’re so excited to part of this important event, hosted by The Sydney Morning Herald.
As the saying goes, Spring has sprung, and in preparation of sun-drenched days and balmy nights, we have added a few refreshing cocktails to our menu. Taking inspiration largely from the 60′s, our newest concoctions are fresh and vibrant classics shaken with a bit of a twist.
The house favourite at the moment is the ‘Tom Ford’, named after the stylish designer currently residing in Italy. An ideal drink to kick the evening off with, it is composed of Campari, Aperol, Punt e Mes, Yellow Chartreuse and Poor Man’s orange juice stolen from the kitchen. A gentle bitterness underpins the floral and citrus thrust on the palate, and leaves you with a faint trace of herbs and spice.
Next time you’re in, give old Tom a try!
Bloodwood, with its funky setting and smart food, is a shining light in Newtown, writes Pat Nourse.
Anyone who thinks there’s nothing good to eat in Newtown these days just isn’t looking hard enough. The problem, folks, is not an absence of good stuff so much as the presence of so very much dross. The culinary signal-to-noise ratio on King Street (as with nearby Glebe Point Road) is such that the quality eats often get lost in the static. It was probably the appearance of smart young chef Daniel Puskas a few years ago and then his successor Karl Firla at Oscillate Wildly that marked the tipping point, and the neighbourhood moved beyond simply ethnic, boho and interesting to something with a bit more focus, depth and polish…
Suffer stodgy Italian and average Vietnamese no more, Newtown. Bloodwood, the new restaurant from ex-Claude’s chefs Claire van Vuuren and Mitch Grady is open. Bridging the gap between Thai food at Bank and a nine-course molecular journey Oscillate Wildly, it’s a very welcome addition to the Inner West.
A talented trio has escaped the world of fine dining to create a restaurant in Newtown that is good for the soul. Simon Thomsen reports.