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By Samantha Teague
February 22, 2019

Delfino Aperitivo 2019

Sample snacks from some of Australia's best chefs at The Dolphin.
By Samantha Teague
February 22, 2019

The best aperitivo hour in the country has returned to Surry Hills' Dolphin Hotel. It's a big call, we know, but when you're bringing together some of Australia's — and the world's — most exciting chefs, sommeliers, winemakers and booze-shakers to cook and pour tasty snacks and drinks all between $5–7, you know you've hit gold.

Now in its third year, the aperitivo night runs from 5pm every Sunday in the Wine Room, kicking off on March 3. And the lineup has just dropped for the first three months of 2019. Prepare to be a bit dusty on Monday, folks, it's a big one.

Night one will see Morgan McGlone of Belles Hot Chicken fame team up with wine importer Andrew Guard for a 'frozen wine tour'. It's fittingly vague, but we think you can safely assume there'll be some top-notch fried chicken and (probably) frosé.

After that, Enmore's P&V Wine + Liquor will we heading east on March 10, natural wine aplenty will be the order of the day when Tassie's Living Wines hits the pub on March 17, and chef Luke Burgess (who's worked everywhere from 10 William Street to Tetsuya's) will round out month with a heap of deep-fried falafel on March 31.

April is shaping up to be an exciting one, too, with Melbourne's Carlton Wine Room taking over its Sydney counterpart on April 7, and Continental Deli slinging tinned cocktails and cured meats the following week. In May, the Surry Hills spot will be transformed into a veritable palace of pizza when the team from Melbourne's Leonardo's Pizza Palace hits town. This one is happening on an unknown date so far — we'll let you know when it's locked in.

Time to restock your work cupboards with Berocca.


March 3 — 'Tales of a Frozen Wine Tour', Andrew Guard and Morgan McGlone
March 10 — 'Blackout Sunday — Athletes of Newtown Are Coming', P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants, Tai, Mike and Lou
March 17 — 'Jura by Magnum', Living Wines (Tas), Roger and Sue
March 24 — 'Ruou Khai Vi', Banh Xeo Bar, Tanio Ho and Ben Sinfield
March 31 — 'Burgos Felafel House', Luke Burgess
April 7 — 'Wine Room Squared', Carlton Wine Room, John Paul Towney
April 21 — 'Canned Heat', Continental Deli, Michael Nicolian and Jesse Warketin
May TBC — 'Reverse Aperitivo', Leonardo's Pizza Palace

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