One trend that has emerged from the COVID-19 world is that diners are re-embracing the pure unadulterated joy derived from classic comfort dishes. Many restaurants have unashamedly shaped their takeaway menus around dishes that are robust enough to travel, be re-heated, whilst still delivering on flavour and garnished with just a touch of much-needed humility and nostalgia.
With their ‘Vizio To You’ takeaway menu, Chef Salvatore and his team at Vizio Caffè e Cucina in Woolloomooloo have delivered that refreshing philosophy is spades. The flavoursome house-made lasagna is a homage to the pleasure every nonna has ever put on a plate, with rustic yet well-judged proportioning of velvety veal and pork Bolognese, rich tomato passata, béchamel and Parmigiano throughout. It is a poignant reminder that the conviviality from sharing dishes like this with a glass of red, even in the quarantine landscape, is in essence why the joy of food enriches our lives – even more so in adverse times!
In that spirit, it is rather fitting that a nonna’s tiramisu recipe used by Vizio get the harps playing and angels singing. This lush and sublime take redefines more-ish, with the sighs from every spoonful the ultimate critique. With savoiardi biscuits, rich mascarpone cheese, and deep espresso notes, the generous portion is a triumph of taste, texture and balance that will have you re-ordering from isolation, and visiting Vizio when the restrictions are relaxed.
PSST! If cocktails are your thing, you can order from the list of ready-made classics. There is also a link to cocktail making classes should you wish to be more adventurous!