There is something enchanting about when real food transforms into gastronomy, and if there is one place where I know this to be true it is Agapé Organic Restaurant. I believe there is something truly special about a fine dining restaurant that doesn’t break the real food ‘rules’ by adding artificial and processed ingredients to create flavours and textures.
Agapé Organic pride themselves on celebrating clean, sustainable whole food that is non-allergenic. They use some ancient grains (pseudo grains) but the philosophy is very much in line with the paleo lifestyle, and absolutely everything is organic. The word ‘Agapé’ is actually from ancient Greek and means unconditional love, which is a way of describing the restaurant’s love and passion for what they do.
The provincial décor provides the perfect backdrop for the creatively plated and nourishing meals by co-owner and head chef Simon Lawson.
From a delicious range of spelt pizzas, to a mouth watering selection of mains, everything is lovingly prepared and beautifully presented. Just like this delicious patagonian scallop ceviche with lemon, chilli and chives with apple and radish sprouts (pictured below) or the strawberry, cashew and vanilla cheesecake served with a pear sorbet and minted strawberries (pictured above).
Other notable paleo-friendly items on the current menu include:
nitrate free proscuitto & beurre bosc pear, pomegranate molasses, quark, rocket;
gundooee grass fed wagyu beef fillet carpaccio,cherry tomatoes, pecorino and basil;
ora sustainable king salmon, zucchini & chia fritter, pear, saffron, fennel & lobster bisque.
The restaurant is family-run, and you’ll feel welcome and at home in the stylish and tasteful setting. They are proud to be Sydney’s largest licensed organic restaurant and they support Australian organic farmers, only using the best certified organic, sustainable or natural produce.
The menu also features a range of organic wines that pair perfectly with the organic food.
Each month they offer special ‘Love Feasts’ showcasing a different theme or concept, and this is where you will see Lawson’s artistic passion for food come alive. Agapé also runs a street food truck which provides tasty takeaway food in a range of locations and at special events around Sydney.
It’s not surprising that Agapé has created quite a following in the community and is a favourite place to dine for paleo and whole food devotees. I recommend booking a table with friends to enjoy fine dining with unrefined organic food.
Agapé Organic Restaurant and Bar is located at 1385 Botany Road, Botany.