‘Mercado is about the revival of the old mixed with the new. Our passion in food derives directly from a love of reviving forgotten kitchen skills. Through whole animal butchery, meat curing, cheese making, bread baking & preserving we aim to continue these traditions by hand with a great respect to the way cooking was and how we can use each method in the modern kitchen. We work with many small farmers, growers and producers to source the finest ingredients. These tireless people work as we do with the love and care for producing only the best. Just like in a marketplace our menu changes with these people, one day its here the next day it’s gone.’ from Mercado website
I thoroughly enjoyed the meal I had here with the standouts being the ravioli & cauliflower. The porchetta lacked something and was far from amazing and at $50 not worth it. Spanish doughnuts for dessert a nice dish to finish off with.
Turkish style pumpkin ravioli, yoghurt & burnt butter $27
Spit roasted porchetta & mojo rojo $50
Spanner crab bocadillo, rocket & chilli – $16 each
Spiced cauliflower, pine nuts, pomegranates & labne $27
Donuts & coffee – Spanish doughnuts, coffee granita & custard $16
Mercado – 4 Ash St, Sydney