Despite a recent event that left the front doors of our favourite, Remuera neighbourhood eatery looking decidedly dishevelled, the spirit of Sìso is strong, and its warm hospitality has continued without pause. Indeed, not even in the case of a car being used to force an after-hours entry, did the good-natured humour of Sìso’s owner, Richard Sigley, waver. “Just let us know you’re coming next time,” he said, “we’ll make it easy for you and open the doors.”
So renowned has Sìso’s soul-warming, Mediterranean fare become, it seems, that some people simply can’t wait. (But please do. Bookings are usually the best way of going about these things.)
And really, with another drizzly weekend on the horizon, where better to book than Sìso? Offering an array of indulgent dishes like mouthwatering pork meatballs with guanciale, forest mushrooms and cured egg yolk, hand-cut pappardelle with oxtail ragu and preserved lemon and of course, the famous slow-cooked lamb shoulder with cumin dipping salt, sheep’s milk labneh, green harissa and joujou bread, the food here is exactly what we feel like on a wintry day. (Not to mention Sìso’s Slow Sundays — a special, Sunday-only, banquet-style feast that offers an elevated take on the traditional roast.)
Moreover, Sìso’s cosy, comfortable dining room, anchored by an open fire, is the perfect setting in which to escape the busyness of the day-to-day for a few hours of culinary bliss. There, the warm ambience is matched only by the similarly warm service and is a huge part of why Sìso has become one of our favourite destinations to frequent.
So, why not book a table at Sìso this weekend? It’s much better than the alternative.
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