Mode Kitchen & Bar Wins the Coveted Chef Hat for the Fourth Consecutive Year
Restaurant Executive Chef Francesco Mannelli leads an award-winning team
As one of Australia’s most trusted food and wine publications, the Australian Good Food Guide awards Mode Kitchen & Bar with the esteemed Chef Hat for the fourth year. The annual award brings together an acclaimed independent review panel to weigh in on Sydney’s most excellent dining spots – awarding them the esteemed Chef Hats they deserve.
With a scoring system based on the six key attributes for success are based on ingredients, taste, presentation, technique, value and consistency, it’s a guide that delivers the ultimate verdict on where to eat and drink. “To receive such a prestigious award is something I am really be proud of, and my team is just as excited. We have all worked so hard together to get through such challenging times, but that hasn’t stopped us from playing with flavour profiles and spending more time sourcing the finest ingredients,” says Francesco. “This award is a testament to the team’s dedication, innovation and endurance in an uncertain environment. I couldn’t be prouder of them.” Under the guidance from Restaurant Executive Chef Francesco Mannelli, Mode has delivered a menu that celebrates the local flavours of Australia.
Francesco leaves no stone unturned to source the best ingredients from Australia’s top growers and specialist local farmers. Think hand-picked Tathra oysters grown in the pristine waters of Nelson Lagoon at Mimosa Rocks National Park; Holy Goat organic cheese from 5th generation goats who are each named and nurtured while free roaming deep in native Victorian bushland; one-kilogram dry-aged T-bone steak from Great Southern Pinnacle’s pure grass-fed herd; and one of the finest Siberian caviars. At Mode Kitchen & Bar, Sydneysiders celebrate the simple things.
Delivering uncomplicated yet memorable Modern Australian dining experiences for lunch and dinner, Mode strikes an ideal balance between a casual bistro and fine dining, with a touch of glamour inspired by the interior of a jewellery box, the surrounds of polished wood, statement pendants and banquette seating provide a comfortable ambience to enjoy an evening with friends over good food paired with excellent wine.