Italy On A Spoon

Rebecca Varidel
14th Nov 2017

A stellar line up of Italian chefs will join forces to produce a cocktail menu showcasing regional cuisine from across Italy at the opening party of this Sydney Italian Festival.

The Italy on a Spoon event brings together seasonal fare matched with fine Italian wines and kicks off the week-long festival being celebrated in restaurants, cooking schools and specialty stores throughout the city.

Hosted by the Italian Trade Agency, Sydney Italian Week will be held from Monday November 20th to Sunday November 26th and kicks off with Italy on a Spoon at Doltone House at a splendid ticketed cocktail party this Monday November 20th.

The full menu is below, it's mouth watering to say the least.

Sardine 'Involtino' calabrian style, n'duja, liquorice reduction
By Sandro Isabella, Sale Pepe Brookvale
Paired with Sensi "Collezione" Nero d'Avola Terre Sicilia IGT
'Vitello tonnato', tuna sauce, puffed rice, raspberry
By Andrea Tranchero, Barilla Australia
Paired with Sensi "Filo Grigio" Pinot Grigio Terre sicilia IGT
Monkfish 'potacchio' style
By Fabio Dupretti, Unico Ristorante
Paired with Sensi Mandriano Vermentino Maremma DOC
Rigatoni 'alla vaccinara', oxtail ragu, cocoa, raisin, pine nuts, pecorino
By Michele Liasio, Oliveto Ristorante & Bar
Paired with Sensi Mandriano Sangiovese Maremma DOC
Saffron Risotto 'alla milanese' with veal ossobuco, gremolata
By Luca Ciano, Chef Consultant & Producer
Paired with Sensi Mandriano Sangiovese Maremma DOC
Pasteria Napoletana
By Salvatore D'Altiero, Ristorante Isola D'Ischia
Paired with Sensi Vin Santo del Chianti DOCG
Cassata gelato
By Laura Nobile, Alpino Gelato

You’ll sample the creations of Andrea Tranchero from Barilla Australia, Michele Laiso from Oliveto Restaurant & Bar, Salvatore D’Alterio from Ristorante Isola D’Ischia, Fabio Dupretti from Ristorante Unico, Laura Nobile from ’Alpino Gelato and Luca Ciano, who produces his own Italian sauce range.

The Sydney Italian Festival is part of a month-long global festival celebrating Italy, World Week of Italian Cuisine, which is being celebrated with more than 1000 events in 105 countries.