5-9 Roslyn Street, Potts Point, Sydney
02 9332 3663
Opened in September 2009, Blanco Bar and Restaurant is a venture undertaken by two real foodies, chef co-owners Scott Mason and Brendon Vallejo who hail from top restaurants such as Rockpool, Restaurant 41, Omega, and most recently the Bistro Moncur, now one of Sydney’s best loved culinary institutions.
Blanco is situated in a quirky unconventional award winning Durbach Block designed building which is described as “New York’s Flatiron Building meets Gaudi’s Casa Milà Barcelona, clad in white on white mosaics inspired by the legendary Antonio Gaudi and the Sydney Opera House.” So understated it is not.
Upon entry you’ll find an impressive Corian bar, white Bentwood chairs accompanying white tables and floor to ceiling windows. A healthy appetite for food and drink is a must at Blanco with goodies like Barossa chicken liver pate, with Zinfandel prunes and celeriac remoulade or Spanner Crab salad with witlof and shellfish dressing complemented by a thoughtful wine list assembled by ScottTurner. The list features great food wines like Jules Taylor Pinot Gris from Marlborough and Aldgate Ridge Pinot Noir from the Adelaide Hills.
The cocktail list, features e the Blanco Martini (a vodka based tipple with rose, vanilla, lychee), and The Blanco Mary (a proprietary recipe using tomato water instead of red juice).