Monday, March 14, 2011
I spy with my little eye....
Look what I found on Pitt Street the other day! It's just around the corner from Hunter Street, in the site where Industrie South Of France was for years until it closed before Christmas.
Looks like Sydney's fair streets will be invaded by Jamie-itis shortly. We ate at Jamie's Italian twice when we were in the UK last year - once at Westfield in London and the other time in Bath where we struggled to find somewhere to eat.. Both times the food was okay - not sensational or particularly wow. They have a tendency to under cook their pasta quite drastically - on both occasions the pasta was the inedible side of al dente. Probably done in an effort to turn the tables over faster I guess. Other than that the flavours were lovely. I have high hopes that at the Australian version the food will be cooked better.
I really like Jamie - I think he has a fundamentally good heart and really loves food. What he does trying to get kids to eat better at school and getting people to change the way they think and feel about food really is a one man revolution. His commitment to teaching underprivileged and wayward kids how to cook and giving them wonderful opportunities is fabulous.
But if the food's no good then it doesn't matter how nice a person he is or how much he does for the world. Fingers crossed the food is fab.