Bei Amici is small restaurant tucked away in a quiet area of Darling Point serving up Swiss/Italian inspired food utilising organic ingredients. We visited tonight courtesy of MasterCard Priceless Sydney who wanted to showcase one of the dining partners participating in their Locally Famous program (we’ve also got a dinner for two here to give away – keep reading for details!). We rocked up at 7pm on a Saturday night and were one of the first tables to arrive, but within the hour it became a full house with a queue outside – booking is definitely recommended!
Fillet of Rainbow Trout roasted on Salt Rock (entree size) – $24
The food menu here is only one page however a lot of the mains also come in entree servings, which is what we decided to do with the rainbow trout. This was served lightly seared on a salad bed of Smoked Trout, Sorrel and Cucumber with Tasmanian Wasabi. It was light and fresh with some nice flavours from the wasabi which wasn’t too strong either, it complemented the trout very well.
Angel Hair Pasta with Alaskan King Crab – $35
After this we moved onto the mains and the pasta caught our eye straight away. The angel hair pasta was made perfectly – thin and al dente. Mixed in were some cherry tomatoes, olive oil, chilli, lemon and rocket which make a classic combination with the chunks of crab meat. The cherry tomatoes were very plump, sweet and balanced out the rocket very well, but I felt the dish could have had a bit more chilli as it wasn’t very discernible.
Glazed Ribs and Sausage of Suffolk Lamb – $36
For a meatier dish we opted for the lamb ribs which were so tender that they easily scraped right off the bone with my knife. The dish also contained a lamb sausage on the side which was juicy and highly reminiscent of the kebab meats from authentic Turkish restaurants. On the side was an eggplant, herb and seed salad which provided some citrus flavours and crunchy textures to the dish.
Crushed Organic Dutch Cream Potatoes – $10
For a side dish we couldn’t say no to the crushed potatoes infused with butter and chives – the perfect accompaniment to any meal. The intimate setting paired with the delicious food is a winning combination for Bei Amici. As one of MasterCard’s Priceless Sydney experiences, there’s also an offer to receive complimentary starters when you spend over $100 and pay with a MasterCard (this needs to be stated during the booking though to redeem the offer) – a pretty good incentive since my MasterCard credit card accumulates points as well, double win!
Thanks to MasterCard, you too could dine at Bei Amici as we’ve got a dinner for two to giveaway.
This competition has closed – congratulations to Karen for her winning entry!
Find out more about the MasterCard Priceless offers here.
Excuse Me Waiter dined as guests of Bei Amici
Bei Amici Restaurant
2B Mona Rd, Darling Point NSW 2027
Ph: (02) 9328 0305