Popular restaurant Fino Vino has reopened and adapted its offerings with co-owners David Swain and Sharon Romeo introducing ‘Fino at Home’, providing menus to feed a small family over a weekend.
The reshaping of the city restaurant and wine bar was inspired by big restaurant chains in other states, and how they were adapting in the lockdowns.
At the heart of the concept is a pie – duck, chicken, beef, shiraz, and house made charcuterie and Italian pickles, alongside the iconic Fino bread, soup and a simple dessert.
The new menu, with takeaway and dine in options available, harks back to their early days at Willunga with dishes such as crusty topped braised rabbit with poached loin, rice and morcilla.
David and Sharon had barely settled into the stylish spot on Flinders Street when the coronavirus pandemic swept havoc amongst the hospitality industry, forcing their closure.
Their home-base restaurant Fino Seppeltsfield in the Barossa Valley was the first South Australian restaurant to be shut down, when a cluster of 34 cases were linked to two groups of tourists in the region.
“We were all ready for a big wedding, fully stocked up, and there was a massive shutdown with no warning.
“It was really very scary and highly stressful,” David said.
Fino Vino has reopened for lunch Thursday and Friday, and dinner Wednesday to Saturday.
You can find Fino Vino at 82 Flinders Street, Adelaide.