Forget Hot Cross Buns: Mode Kitchen & Bar is doing Sydney’s best Easter weekend menu

Created especially for this coming Easter long weekend, an exclusive three-course menu lovingly curated by Head Chef Francesco Mannelli will reiterate just how essential Mode Kitchen & Bar has become to Sydney’s discerning gourmands.

Truly earning its place in the opulent lobby of the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, the highly regarded Mode Kitchen & Bar has for quite some time now been regarded as one of the area’s most essential restaurants. Mannelli, a produce-forward chef with more than 20 years experience in some of the finest kitchens across both his home country Italy and Australia (think est., Bistrode CBD, and Balla), maintains a strong focus on technique and fresh, seasonal produce.

This commitment has often made Mode the place to be for special events, and Easter will be no exception as Mannelli prepares his thoughtful menu, which will only be available from Friday 19th to Monday 22nd (inclusive) April.

Mannelli has stuck to the philosophy of “fresh, uncomplicated and utterly delicious” as he has selected dishes based on the idea of family time and sharing, which is usually what Easter is all about.

“Easter is a time of sharing and spending time with family and friends”, said Mannelli. “I was inspired to create a series of dishes are that are suitable for sharing”.

Making use of some of Australia’s finest seasonal produce, Mannelli and his team will start the menu with a Potato Gnocchi that’s served with red snapper ragu and fresh oregano. After that’s all done, the main of Herb Crusted Lamb Cutlets will surely be a hit, especially with a side of rocket & tomato salad as well as yoghurt tartare sauce. The three-course menu will then wrap up with a simple dessert of Tarte Tropézienne.

“Traditionally in Italy you eat fish on Good Friday and lamb on Easter Sunday”, explained Mannelli, whose cultural heritage dictated the starter and main. “When it comes to the Tropézienne however, this was all about playing it smart”, he continued. “It’s one of my wife’s favourite desserts, and she inspired me to re-create it this year”.

Sound good? Sure does. You can make a booking for the three-course meal over Easter weekend by clicking RIGHT HERE.

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Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.