FINO Seppeltsfield takes it’s place on The Australian Hot 50 list 2016
August 16, 2016
“…A reminder about our Hot 50: we are not into rankings. We want you to know about the places that are all about you, not them. The food; the service; the wine; the commitment; the frisson of energy and fun that distinguishes a brilliant restaurant experience from a serviceable one. In our fifth year, Hot 50 remains the essential appraisal of Australia’s dining excellence.”
John Lethlean, The Australian
Fino Seppeltsfield, Barossa Valley. The prices on wine gal Sharon Romeo’s list that have us really excited: in contrast with so many other contemporary restaurants pitched at this level, they’re actually affordable. Chef/ partner David Swain’s simple yet impressive locavore food lets the good times roll. There’s a lovely understatement to all the food here, as if Swain is saying he’s happy to take a back seat to the produce – and give equal billing to the wine. Must eat: Whole fried sardines, verdale olives, green beans and ajo blanco.