I think we can all agree that a little extra Christmas joy is MUCH needed this year - so it's no surprise that our interests were definitely piqued when we heard about Fratelli Fresh's '25 Flavours of Sprtizmas'. What better way to countdown to Christmas than with 25 new spritz flavours? Perfect for summery alfresco dining, the festive spritz mix includes delicate notes of mandarin and thyme, an aromatic fusion of peach and rosemary, a subtle tartness of green apple, and refreshingly tropical lychee (our mouths are watering just writing this).
With restrictions still hovering around, it's understandable if your usual plans are a little different. If you're at a loss for ideas on how to spend the day, we might have your perfect solution. Fratelli's Christmas Day lunch menu will have you feeling like you're sipping on Spritz' all the way in Italy without having to leave Sydney!
The tasty Fratelli Fresh Fiesta three-course menu includes a two-hour drinks package and is available every day from December 2nd, so you can celebrate the festive season a little differently this year by treating yourself to this Italian feast. The menu includes Fratelli’s signature antipasti board, chef’s selection of pizza, a choice of two pasta dishes, salad, and two scoops of house-made gelato (right up our alley!). Free-flowing drinks include Aperol spritz, espresso martini, house wine and craft beers, and can be enjoyed for up to two hours - so grab your nearest and dearest and enjoy a shared lunch menu available in selected locations.
Take a peek at the Christmas Lunch Menu...
Limoncello on arrival
Antipasti Signature antipasti board Warm bread rolls with whipped butter Fresh prawn bucket
Secondi Carved maple syrup and honey-glazed ham 12-hour, slow-cooked lamb shoulder
Contorni Green beans and honey-roasted Dutch carrots with cumin yoghurt Potato salad Rocket and parmesan salad
Dolce Mixed fruit platter with whipped cream and meringue shards
“Whether it’s a sparkle of spritz, a full Christmas lunch, or a gourmet gift, we invite our guests to indulge in a Buon Natale with Fratelli Fresh.” Says Fratelli Fresh Food & Beverage Director Molly Haranis
Fratelli Fresh at Crows Nest, Darling Harbour, Entertainment Quarter, Manly, Miranda and Westfield Sydney are open on New Year’s Eve, each offering a la carte dining as well as an $89, four-course menu. Bookings: fratellifresh.com.au.
If you're still wanting the Italian experience but still want to spend the day at home, the Fratelli Hampers will give you just that. Available in both Standard and Deluxe, the gourmet hampers are full of hand-picked treats - the ultimate la dolce vita Christmas feast.
Standard Hamper – $100 Deluxe Hamper – $200 One bottle of Fratelli Fresh Wine One bottle Fratelli Fresh Wine Venturino pesto One bottle Fratelli Fresh Prosecco Antico Pastificio Umbro pasta Venturino pesto La Superiore Biscotti Antico Pastificio Umbro pasta Fratelli Fresh extra virgin olive oil A Superiore Biscotti Fratelli Fresh balsamic vinegar Amarelli liquorice Mount Zero organic mixed olives Solefrutta jams Lucia’s pasta sauce Fratelli Fresh extra virgin olive oil $25 Fratelli Fresh voucher Fratelli Fresh balsamic vinegar Mount Zero organic mixed olives Lucia’s pasta sauce $50 Fratelli Fresh voucher
What you need to know
WHERE - Fratelli Fresh Crows Nest, Darling Harbour, the Entertainment Quarter and Manly
WHEN - December 2 - 31
COST - Christmas lunch ($79 pp), Children under 12 ($29), Drinks Package ($39), NYE ($89)
So, what better way to celebrate the festivities than with an Italian feast full of refreshing, summery spritz? If you're lucky enough to be getting out of town for Christmas, Fratelli Fresh is also doing New Year's Eve a la carte dining and a four-course menu - so don't worry if you miss out on the Christmas festivities, you can still get your Italian fix and ring in the new year with delicious food.
WORDS | Brittany Ross IMAGERY | Fratelli Fresh