There has been a few changes down at Paddington’s immensely popular 10 William St, with the industry and public favourite welcoming a new head chef in the internationally recognised Enrico Tomelleri. The chef, who moved to Australia in 2011 before landing his first local stint at Fratelli Paradiso, seeks to continue to legacy left behind by Dan Pepperell, Luke Burgess and the Pinbone team (who are currently operating Good Luck Pinbone in Kensington).
Maintaining a simple, fresh approach to 10 William St menu should be a breeze for Tomelleri, whose experience includes Verona’s famous Tre Corone, a restaurant owned by pasta master Giovanni Rani. “I like to change the menu often keeping the team and myself constantly inspired and creative”, he explained. “Every now and then I like to introduce a classic recipe or an element from Veneto, the region where I’m from”.
Traditional and modern Italian still seem to be the defining touchstones for at 10 William St. Tomelleri’s current list of offerings include starters of yellow squash with lemon thyme and buffalo mozzarella, pasta like tagliatelle with braised pork ragu, and rigatoni with pestro cetarese, cuttlefish and colatura, and other proteins like black angus beef tartare, a simple lamb rump with capers and sugar snaps, and seafood dishes such as octopus with fregola, gochujang and parsley. Desserts include cheesecake with strachhino and blackcurrant, and a traditional tiramisu.
Long time fans of the restaurant need not worry, the wine list is looking as expansive and comprehensive as ever with a dizzying and diverse amount of options from Burgundy White to Rhone Valley red.
10 William St
Address: 10 William St, Paddington
Contact: 02 9360 3310
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5pm-12am; Fri-Sat 12pm-12am