Softly-lit New York-inspired, all black marble and dark wood wine bar Bibo, is now open 7-days a week.
After three years of pouring an array of different drops on Double Bay’s tree lined Bay Street, Bibo is now upping the ante.
Taking special influence from Chef Jose Silva’s Portuguese roots, the contemporary Mediterranean offering will now incorporate a whole suckling pig to the new Sunday dining menu. Guests can prebook to ensure availability of this special Sunday feasting dish.
In celebration of their third birthday, a daily Aperitivo menu will also be launched, paying homage to the relaxed lifestyle of Portugal and to sommelier Louella Mathews’ love of these idiosyncratic wines.
Although Bibo started its life as a relaxed neighbourhood wine bar, the fine dining pedigree runs through the management team. Chef Silva headed up the kitchen at the original Guillaume at Bennelong, with manager Jonathan Mallet. While sommelier Louella transitioned from Rockpool Bar and Grill.
The first of the Aperitivo programme focuses on field blends, drawing on the cultural mash up of the three heads of Bibo. “Field blends began in the old world with less focus on grape varietal but more on the terroir that they originate from. Terroir is usually defined as the time and place of when the grapes are grown, but for me this involves people; the winemaker, the grower, the supplier and the connection they have with the wine” says Louella Mathews. “Aperitivo at Bibo is a time to discover something new and enjoy the results of multiple cultures creating something great for the community and the palate” continues Louella.
The wine list curated by one of Sydney’s best female sommeliers, is made up of wines chosen from different regions of varied climates, soil types and traditions across the world. With over 34 wines by the glass, the 400 strong wine list is supported by the extraordinary private cellar of co-owner Paul Jones offering aged wines exclusively for Bibo patrons. These wines often can be browsed on the special museum release section of the wine list.