Social Share Plates
For a new restaurant whose name is a shortened version of ‘Enoteca Moderna’, it perhaps comes as a surprise to find so few wines offered by the glass. But then when you consider the focus at Enomod is on ‘social dining’ shared plates with house wines served from the barrel in carafes, it begins to make more sense.
Located on busy dining thoroughfare Elgin Street and featuring relaxed and simple decor of raw cement, vintage lamps and signature copper piping running throughout, the restaurant and wine bar also has a small deli counter of cheese and charcuterie, perfect for a mid-retail pitstop.
Serving a Mediterranean-inspired menu with more than a few doffs of the cap to Italy, the dishes are somewhat mystifyingly categorised by the material upon which they’re served – wood, stone, copper and ceramic – but this is a small niggle when you’re faced with a menu of delicious bites like pistachio-crusted lamb rump, penne with cider vinegar fried chorizo, tomatoes and orange zest, and the paprika-rich ‘hunter’ paella with tender slices of duck breast.
The perfectly al dente pastas come with market-driven sauces like walnut carbonara, a decently tangy puttanesca, and a light and delicious medley of clams, lemon and homemade ricotta, but do leave space for the unusual absinthe and spicy peppercorn tiramisu.