Mille Vini, Surry Hills

  8 August 2016

Antipasti at Mille Vini, Surry Hills
So I’ve been hooked by the Pokemon Go craze. Days and nights are spent trawling the streets in search of Pokestops and the elusive Snorlax. Why must you elude me Snorlax??? Anywhos over the weekend I was wandering around Surry Hills with Noods trailing behind when he begged for mercy and asked for sustenance. We happened to be outside Mille Vini and saw their lunch special of a house antipasti plate with a pasta of your choice for $29. Mille Vini means a thousand wines in Italian and there’s some great wines available by the glass but sadly I have been doing Dry July so had to stick with Coke 😛

The antipasti plate comes with 2 items from their entree menu- a crunchalicious whitebait fritter with chilli, a squeeze of lime and a slick of squid ink aioli.

Antipasti at Mille Vini, Surry Hills
And also a slice of toasted sourdough with olive tapenade, a juicy mushroom ragu, crumbled fetta and sprigs of baby herbs.

Duck Liver Parfait at Mille Vini, Surry Hills
I couldn’t resist also ordering the Duck Liver Parfait served with macerated strawberries, black pepper and toasted bread ($16).

Duck Ragu at Mille Vini, Surry Hills
For our pastas, Noods chooses Our famous duck ragu w pappardelle (normally $29). It is everything he loves in a tomato based pasta- it’s rich, comforting and deliciously saucy. The ribbons of pappardelle easily soaks up the sauce and curls up against the morsels of duck ragu.

Rabbit Ragu at Mille Vini, Surry Hills
I choose the Rabbit Ragu with pumpkin gnocchi (normally $30) and fall head over heels in love. The gnocchi is fluffy and light, the rabbit ragu is tender and there’s a scattering of macadamia crumble that gave the dish some welcome crunch. It’s creamy thanks to the addition of mascarpone, with the preserved lemon cutting through the richness.

Mille Vini, Surry Hills
We were too full to try the desserts so I’ll definitely make another stop after another one of my Pokemon walks 😛 Mille Vini has specials throughout the week like the all you can eat pasta on Mondays for $20 or half price antipasti on Thursdays so this place is def a winner with the locals!

Mille Vini
397 Crown Street,
Surry Hills

Trading Hours:
Mon – Wed: 5pm – 10pm
Thurs: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm
Fri – Sat: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – midnight
Sun: 12pm – 3pm, 5pm – 10pm

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8 thoughts on “Mille Vini, Surry Hills”
  1. I’ve been itching to get to Milli Vini for some time now. And kudos to you for surviving Dry July. Question…. what happens when there’s alcohol in the food? I.e to deglaze a pan or added to your rabbit ragu? 🙂 Is this cheating? hahaha I ask because I may have had a bite of mashed potato with Bone marrow gravy yesterday (don’t tell anyone, I nearly cried…)

    1. Tee hee I uh chose to ignore alcohol if it was in my food 😛 And damn bone marrow gravy sounds fricken amaaaze

  2. Isaac says:

    Papa needs his pappardelle

  3. Hannah says:

    My bf caught a snorlax right near my house; you’re welcome to come by anytime 😉

  4. Rame Raff says:

    Dude $29 is a bargain!! Esp since it’s in Surry Hills.

  5. I had the pappardelle when I went, too! It’s pretty decent 🙂

  6. haha i’ve been for the $20 all you can eat pasta, we were defeated.. after having three servings. mmm the pappardelle sounds delish!

  7. Ragu party. And all you can eat pasta? Sign me up!

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