Spring is in the air
Where has the year gone? We know it wa horrible, but still - it was very very fast!
In November we welcome the return of zucchinni flowers to the menu. We are also running a special from our Umbria dinner - the Pasta alla Norcina. This regional specialty is made with a pork and fennel sausage, white wine, cream and local truffle. Served on strozzapretti pasta this is a terrific dish a little out of the ordinary.
Driven as always by seasonal foods, mangoes have hit the markets and we're cooking up a storm. Mango pannacotta and a mango and taleggio pizza as well as a mango salsa on some delicious New Zealand Grouper fillets. Check out the Specials or better, come in for a meal with family or friends
Aperitivo has arrived in Bundanoon - We commenced our Aperitivo afternoons just as the La Nina started in earnest. From 4pm to 6pm Friday to Sunday, join us for the Italian tradition of Aperitivo. A way to farewell the working day, relax with friends or family and welcome the long evenings of summer. We offer a range of spritz and wine along with a chef's selection of food. Outside tables only at this stage and no reservations.
Our Regional Nights are done for 2020. We had a great time exploring the variety of flavours around Italy and we'll do it all again in 2021.
These nights are specific to a region, with food and wine chosen especially to showcase the unique flavours and cooking styles of the region - always influenced by the geography and climate.
We start again in February 2021 with new regions to explore.
We've set ou rosters and we'll trade through Christmas as follows:
Wed 23rd - OPEN
Thurs 24th - OPEN
Christmas Day - Closed
Saturday 26th to Monday 28th - OPEN
Tuesday29th - Thurs 31st - CLOSED
Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd - OPEN
Then we resume mormal hours till the end of January
Dining in the time of Covid
Our small space can only fit eighteen 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 a requirement 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.
If you're not feeling well or have any of the following symptoms, we ask you not to come 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.
As of 23 October, we can have a maximum of 30 people in our restaurant area to satisfy the 4m2 space requirement.
We can have eighteen to twenty people in our dining room on a regular basis. We can usually accommodate 4 or 5 people in our takeaway waiting area, but if the marked spaces are occupied we ask that you wait outside.
For private functions, when no takeaway is offered and staff numbers are limited, we can seat 30 people maximum.
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 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 or to take advantage of the hand sanitiser provided at the counter and on every table.
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.