Barburto – Loved by Hugh Jackman


Hugh Jackman enjoying his food. 

Hugh Jackman loves the restaurant Barbuto I found some links and recipes so enjoy.  The restaurant owned by  Jonathan Waxman’s serves Italian-inspired cuisine and prides themselves on using only top quality local and seasonal ingredients. All dishes from the antipasti to the primi, secondi, and contorni are developed using simple preparations that showcase the quality and flavours.  A selection of formaggio, desserts and a stellar wine list are also available. As Barbuto’s menu changes daily according to the quality of produce and seasonality of ingredients, and diners are treated to dishes such as Crispy Potato Gnocchi with Squash and Parmesan; Sautéed local spinach, hazelnut and lemon; and Jonathan’s signature Roasted JW Chicken and Salsa Verde.

Chicken al Forno with Salsa Verde



  1. 1 lemon, halved
  2. One 4-pound chicken
  3. 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  4. Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. 1/2 cup chopped basil
  2. 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  3. 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  4. Salt
  5. 3 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
  6. 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  7. 1/4 cup chopped tarragon
  8. 4 oil-packed anchovy fillets, soaked in cold water for 15 minutes and patted dry
  9. 1/4 cup snipped chives
  10. 1/2 cup chopped arugula
  11. 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  12. 1/4 cup salt-packed capers, soaked in cold water for 1 hour and drained
  13. 1/4 cup chopped sage
  1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Using kitchen scissors, cut out the backbone. Flatten the chicken and pull out the breast bone. Cut the chicken in half through the breast and season with salt and pepper. Set the chicken skin side up in a roasting pan and drizzle with the oil; add the lemon halves to the pan and roast for 40 minutes, basting every 10 minutes, until just cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, make the salsa verde. In a food processor, pulse the capers with the anchovies and garlic until finely chopped. Add all of the remaining ingredients and pulse to combine. Season with salt. Serve the chicken with the salsa verde and the roasted lemon.