Our friends over the border have opened yet another fresh eatery: Jordy’s in Casuarina. The sprightly sister venue to Tucker is a hop and skip across The Commons garden square and specialises in mouthwatering sourdough pizza, served alongside handpicked natural wines and local brews.
Contemporary in design with an exposed brick bar and open plan for both inside and outside dining, Jordy’s is the perfect little spot for a drink and a slice. The dough is the love child of head pizza chef Aaron Dwyer, who says raising sourdough is like taming a young child. On the other side of the menu, co-owner Jordan O’Brien pays homage to his US heritage with classic hoagies filled with lashings of salami, cheese, lettuce, peppers and bourbon jalapenos.
Now, let’s talk pizza.
The creative team behind Jordy’s fused flavour with Tweed regions for a unique twist to the menu. From the Stokers Siding (mushrooms, fior di latte and oregano) to Fingal Head (buffalo mozzarella, gorgonzola, pecorino, fior di latte and chives), your gut will thank you for exploring all these delicious locations. And as if all those scrumptious toppings weren’t enough, Jordy’s pizza crusts are supersized and go perfectly with the house made dipping sauces.
We jumped on a starter board of ‘fruits and formaggi’ just because it sounded good and it delivered: with local cheese, fruit, preserves and tangy pickled grapes, you’ll definitely want to give it a go if you’re feeling hungry.
The salads are as quirky as they are delicious with names to suit, like Skinny Cap (heirloom tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella and herbs) or Water Baby (watercress, baby cos, shallots, pear and capers with sicillian dressing).
When it comes to drinks, you can have your pick from a simple but well-thought out selection of local beers or pair a vino or two with your favourite pizza.
And if you’ve got room for dessert, you’ll want to spring for the Heven-Yah Gelato or glide your fork through the creamy traditional tiramisu.
A fresh addition to the coastal community of Casuarina, we think this little beauty will flourish in the region’s burgeoning food scene. You’ll want to make a booking ASAP.
Image credit: Kaitlin Maree