A Taste of Italy

Close your eyes and taste the fresh, handmade pasta from Emilia Romagna. Feel the Napoli wood fired pizza melt-in-your-mouth and devour fresh seafood from Apulia as the scent of lemon fills the air.

Take pleasure in this Italian love-affair with Chef Paolo Camisotti every Thursday and Friday, as he guides you on a multi-sensory journey. Collect your passport, sit back and enjoy the ride around twelve regions of Paolo’s homeland. A new region each month — collecting stamps along the way. Explore the fresh, authentic flavours of Italy and savour matching wines over multiple courses designed to satisfy your hunger for la dolce vita.

For epic travelers who collect six out of the twelve stamps, a heavenly feast awaits at the end of your journey.

Every Thursday and Friday from 5pm until late. Bookings via the link below or phone (07) 3872 6600.


Fourth Stop, February – Tuscany.

A truly colourful destination — burnt yellow hues, verdant valleys, white-topped mountains and medieval villages with little ochre houses dotted among the rolling hills. Tuscany has truly adopted a local, seasonal and sustainable lifestyle, historically based on ‘cucina povera’ (poor cooking) so that affordable dishes could be made easily in large quantities. These days, it’s about creating simple meals using fresh, high-quality ingredients to enhance their natural flavour.

The region relies on produce that grows locally in abundance, making our entree — homemade porcini topped crostini, the perfect start to our Tuscan experience. Also featuring this month is ‘Cacciucco’, a traditional fisherman’s stew and seafood-lover’s dream originating from the port town of Livorno. Legend has it a local fisherman drowned at sea, leaving his hungry children no choice but to beg for leftovers at the port. Each fisherman offered something different — octopus, prawns, squid and fish which their mother turned into a stew. As the delicious aroma filled the air, her neighbours asked for the recipe and Cacciucco was created.

Wherever you wander in Tuscany, no meal is complete without ‘Cantucci’ — small almond biscotti that are twice-baked and perfect for dipping into a dessert wine. Close your eyes, take a bite and transport yourself to a little courtyard in Florence. Bliss!!

The Tuscany Menu

Entree

Crostini ai porcini – Toasted homemade bread topped with porcini mushroom

Pasta

Porcini tagliatelle al ragû di pollo – Porcini infused tagliatelle with chicken ragû

Main

Cacciucco – Mixed seafood stew

Dessert

Cantucci e zabaione – Crunchy almonds biscuits with beaten egg yolk, sugar and liquor

Set menu to share $55 per person – Minimum two people

Every Thursday and Friday from 5pm until late. Bookings via the link below or phone (07) 3872 6600.