On a busy Saturday night, we headed to the Harris Farm and Salt Meats Cheese duo in Drummoyne, wanting to finish off our shopping for the week and have a hearty meal afterwards.
We decided to go for two dishes, and picked a pasta and a pizza so that we would be able to sample two different components of their menu. First up was the pasta, and we ordered a Parpadelle Pasta with Braised Lamb Shoulder Ragu, Gremolada, Burnt Orange and Thyme. It was probably one of, if not the, best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten – a huge call to make, but one that was well justified!
The pasta itself was so thin and melt-in-your mouth, and the lamb was tender and juicy and amazingly well flavoured. All of the textures and components came together so well, and it was a delight to eat! The portion size was quite substantial as well, so it was great for sharing between the two of us.
After seeing their giant wood-fired pizza oven, we also had to have a pizza, so we ordered the Vegetariana Calzoni, which had fior de latte, eggplant, zucchini, pumpkin, rocket and cherry tomato. The presentation was really impressive, as the vegetables were inside the calzone, but also sprinkled on top, adding a pop of colour and a lovely grilled taste.
Again, this was a huge portion size, so it was a good thing that we were hungry! The pizza base was perfectly cooked, and the crust was nice and crispy. It was a really unique experience sampling this type of calzone, and we found it really tasty, with the vegetables adding a nice refreshing element to the pizza, so that the meat was not missed at all.
Salt Meats Cheese is located in the Harris Farm Markets, and is visible from the window. Don’t be deterred by the slightly chaotic rush of Italian waitstaff delivering food and serving customers – they use a handy waitlist manager called Ladder.im that allows you to enter your name and mobile phone number, do your grocery shopping while you wait for a table, and receive a text when your table is ready for you to feast on their amazing food!
Orders are placed at the counter, so keep that in mind when you’ve decided what to have. The food came out so quickly after we ordered, and the staff were really friendly and hospitable, which made the experience that much better as well!
For an authentic Italian dining experience in the Inner West, look no further than Salt Meats Cheese. Their menu concept is really fantastic, as they do a range of dishes very well, and both their pizza and pasta was equally as delicious!
Make sure your favourite cafe is using the Ladder.im waitlist manager so that you never have to waste time standing in a queue again! You’ll get live updates on the queue’s progress and be notified when your table is ready, so you can enjoy the local area and do a bit of shopping before brunch, lunch or dinner, and #MoveAhead in the line while you’re at it!
If your cafe or restaurant is interested in getting involved with this incredible waitlist manager, please visit the Ladder.im website here.
Note: Khana dined as a guest of Salt Meats Cheese and Ladder.im. Thanks so much to An for organising the visit!