The highly anticipated new look Dolphin Hotel officially opened its doors to the Public Bar, Dining Room and Wine Room on Friday, 10th June 2016. Maurice Terzini and his team have built on the iconic venue’s heritage, adding an exciting new layer to its history by repurposing and transforming the space with a modern perspective and offering quality food and beverage.
The third and final space in the new Dolphin Hotel by restaurateur Maurice Terzini in Surry Hills is finally open to the public. The Wine Room is pouring wine from 5pm till midnight, 7 days a week.The intimate, 50 seat Wine Room designed by George Livissianis, features The Dolphin signature neutral hues, textured fabric walls and ceiling, blonde timber banquet seating, warm yellow lighting and playful illustrations by “artist in residence” Beni Single.
The Wine Room also features a balanced, producer focused wine list of more than 35 wines by the glass and over 150 by the bottle. James Hird [2015 Sommelier of the Year /Wine Director at The Dolphin and Icebergs Dining Room and Bar] has built the Wine Room list based on people and place, also featuring some small producer distilled local spirits to offer a selection of cocktails including the Wet Martini, Spritz and Negroni.The Wine Room has its own dedicated kitchen lead by Monty Koloudrovic and Head Chef Matthew Marco Bugeja. The menu features small plates designed to complement the wine, modern riffs on familiar flavours. Some highlights include Bonito and Foie Gras Crackers or Crispy Sweetbreads, Egg Yolk & Guanciale as snacks through to the Randall Family Risotto, Vin Juane & Mushrooms or Cavatelli, Octopus, Bone Marrow, Scrumphs. Jaclyn Koludrovic has had some fun creating house-made Wine Gums and Caramel Chews and the Wine Room also carries her Tiramisu from the Dining Room menu.
The Dolphin Salumeria, resides proudly in the heart of the Wine Room and features collaborations with locals friends and legends Victor Churchill, LP’s Quality Meats, Continental Deli and Tony & Robbie De Palma. The Salumeria provides its product to the entire venue and will constantly evolve. Highlights include LP’s Mortadella & Olive Fritti, Sullivan Gamay, Blackmore Wagyu Bresaola and Pata Negra Jamon, Broadbeans, Parmesan & Sherry.