Spring is in the air
The wattle is blooming and so are the early cherry blossoms.
The sun is just a little bit warmer and the grass is growing again. It must be spring.
This month we focus on aspargus, fava beans and smoked salmon.
We're using these in pizza, entrees and risotto. But because winter hasn;t loosened it's grip completely, we have a delicious and warming goat ragu on the menu as well.
Tables are limited with only ten seats, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Dining in the time of Covid
Our small space can only fit ten people and maintain appropriate social distancing. We are open for reservations, but seating times are limited and we will likely have tables booked before or after you.
If we are strict with our seating times, please be understanding that this is the only way we can make our little space viable under the circumstances.
We are Covid compliant in all our practices.
We are recording names and phone numbers of all diners over the age of 16 via the Visitsafe app, which will be ar equirement of your visit with us.
Hand santisier is available on every table and at the counter.
Please reserve a table by calling us or via an email. We will respond as soon as possible.
Regional nights returning
Our regional nights came to a crashing halt when Covid-19 restrictions hit. Finally, we will commence again in July.
We're limited to just fourteen people in the restaurant so we will spread each region across two weeks to enable people to attend.
August we will visit Lombardy - centre of Covid-19 in Italy, but also the centre of excellent food and Risotto alla Milanese.
This night will also see us exhibit the prints from photos taken on our Italian tour (that seems such a long time ago) in 2019.
So much to be excited about!
If you're not feeling well or have any of the following symptoms, we ask you not to cone into the restaurant. If that means cancelling your booking, we will understand.
We keep a waiting list to allow others to come in at relatively short notice if your plans must change.
Symptoms to watch out for:
fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath,
runny nose, muscle aches, joint pains
Here's some information on how Bottega B is responding to the increasing restrictions around Covid-19.
We can have a maximum of 14 people in our restaurant area to satisfy the 4m2 space requirement.
We can have ten people in our dining room and two people either ordering, collecting or waiting for takeaway. If the waiting seat is occupied and there is someone at the counter, we ask that you wait outside.
Even though wearing a face covering is not mandatory in NSW, we feel it's important we help to reduce community transmission of COVID-19.
The Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia has this to say on the subject:
We’re asking our staff to lead by example and we will implement masks for all staff from 14 August.
Masks and face coverings are a highly visible reminder of the persistence of COVID-19. By encouraging and role modelling their use, we can help to stop the spread of the virus and keep our team and customers safe.
Face coverings are being provided to staff and will be worn for the foreseeable future.
We are regularly sanitising the counter, EFTPOS machine, door handles, light switches and taps throughout our service period. We encourage our customers to use our handwashing facilities at the end of the hallway if you wish.
Our kitchen continues to maintain the highest level of hygiene in food handling and packaging so you can rest assured that your food is in safe (and very clean) hands.
Per government regulations we collect contact information for every diner over 16 years of age.
This includes a first and last name and either a mobile number or an email address. We will store the information for the required 28 days and then we will destroy it securely. It is an imposition, but it is something we must do to comply with the Health Department orders. We hope you understand, and while you have the right to refuse to provide the information, we will then be unable to serve you in our restaurant.
Small Space, Special Menu
Coming in for dinner?
Looking for a coffee to finish a night out?
We have a dine-in menu with seasonal monthly specials.
If you're after something a little different from the regular, or want to grab something to eat after a trip to the cinemas, come in and join us.
Table bookings essential.
Friday and Saturday nights we open 5pm till 9pm for dinner and till 10pm for coffee and cake.