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.

Second Stop, November – Lombardy.

Onwards and eastwards from Piedmont, we continue our culinary journey to Lombardy — the Italian region known for rice, fashion and big business. It’s time to pick up the pace in the capital’s stylish metropolis with signature dishes on our menu from Milan.

We begin with risotto alla Milanese, said to have been concocted during construction of Milan’s cathedral in the 16th century. Legend has it ‘Zafferano’, the glassmaker’s assistant, adored saffron and put it everywhere. Zafferano’s friends laced his risotto with the delicate threads as a joke, but he devoured the lot and had the last laugh!

Our main, Ossobuco is the traditional accompaniment to risotto and also originates from Lombardy. This classic slow-cooked veal dish is traditionally served with peas and literally means ‘bone with hole’. While fashion trends come and go, this is one dish that has stood the test of time and has been loved by locals for over 200 years.

The Lombardy Menu

Bresaola e rucola  – Bresaola with rocket and shaved Parmesan (gf)

Risotto alla Milanese – Saffron Risotto with pork sausage (gf). Vegetarian option available.

Ossobuco con piselli – Ossobuco with peas

Gelato con mirtilli Vanilla ice cream with warm blueberries

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

Perfectly paired with the following selection of wines, which are available to purchase on the night:

  • Borgo Maragliano La Caliera Moscato, Piedmont, Italy
  • Trediberri Nebbiolo Langhe, Piedmont, Italy

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