Settling into anywhere new can always be quite daunting. Finding new doctors, mechanics, corner stores, bottle shops, and butchers (to name a few), can become a series of trial and errors for the first couple of months.
The outstanding selection of specialty providores in Sydney can be overwhelming at best. Not far from my abode is a great place that tickles my fancy, the Fourth Village Providore.
“What is this ‘Fourth Village’ you speak of Rebecca?” You may well ask. Well it is a green grocer, a deli, a preserver, a cheese shop, a brunch spot, a restaurant, a bakery, a patisserie! These guys do pretty much everything you may need, and all too well.
The Fourth Village Providore is the creation of the Quattroville family. A reasonable portion of the product range is produced on their Hunter Valley farm, including the extensive range of infused olive oils, seasonal jams & condiments.
The cheese room is a thing of beauty. The waft of fromage as you enter the temperature controlled room is enticing. The walls are lined with hand selected cheeses from Australian and European boutique farms. In my opinion, the Fourth Village have one of the finest cheese selections in Sydney. All tastes will be satisfied.
The attached restaurant is also well regarded. We visited it recently for brunch and everything hit the spot. The freshly made juices, frappes and smoothies were full of flavour. Their breakfasts were generous, well prepared, and perfectly seasoned. On our table we ordered: the Ricotta Pancakes with fresh bananas, strawberries & lime mascarpone; the Benedict Eggs with toasted ciabatta & truffle hollandaise; and the Prosciutto Wrap which consisted of poached eggs, multigrain bread, prosciutto wrapped goats cheese, and truffled Portobello mushrooms.
The service is always friendly and informative at the Fourth Village. You get a real sense of family amongst the staff.
If you find yourself in the neighbourhood, this place is definitely worth a visit (the cheese room is worth the trek no matter where you reside).
FOURTH VILLAGE PROVIDORE
5a Vista St
Mosman NSW 2088
02 9960 7162
Providore – Monday to Friday: 7:00am till 6:30pm; Saturday: 7:00am till 6:00pm; Sunday: 7:00am till 5:00pm
Restaurant – Breakfast: 7am till 11:30am, 7 days a week; Lunch: 12pm till 3:00pm, 7 days a week; Dinner: From 6pm, Wednesday – Saturday (Bookings Essential for Dinner)