|Truffled cacio e pepe mixed in a pecorino cheese wheel|
When I think of diners, the first thing that comes to mind are burgers, milkshakes, and pancakes. But in a hipster-like diner tucked away in Orwell Street Potts Point, it's a different story.
Chester White Cured Diner is all about charcuterie, outstanding pastas and more. The interior has a diner and vintage look with high seats and tables, counter seatings, and seatings by the porch. It's unpretentious and the vibe is very chill. I like that they also do their own pickles.
We started with their big gun from the get go. The Truffled Cacio e Pepe ($21) is the most ordered dish here. I totally understand now why it is popular. A genius method of serving al dente spaghetti mixed with black truffle, parsley, salt & pepper in a heated truffled pecorino cheese wheel. Whilst the spaghetti is mixed in the cheese wheel, it also scrapes the soft bits of pecorino and it also captures all the glorious truffle flavour and aroma.
Then there's the amazing Not Chesta Carbonara ($21) that was freshly prepared at our table. It's a team up of beautiful organic porcini mushrooms, speck, egg, pecorino and fusilli pasta. The pasta was the perfect vessel to capture the sauce made up of egg and smoky sharp pecorino cheese. I couldn't help but be in awe with every bite of the crispy speck.
The lamb shoulder cooked for 8 hours with roasted baby potatoes ($16) was another winner. The lamb was tender, fatty, buttery and flavoursome. The paprika added smoky goodness to the meat. The classic roasted baby potatoes were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Try it with their insane chilli sauce!
Chester White Cured Diner
3 Orwell Street
Potts Point NSW
Wed & Thurs 5pm - 11pm
Fri & Sta 12pm - 11pm
Sun 11am - 5pm