Under the Patronage of the Consulate for Italy in Brisbane  
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Celebrity Chefs

GUSTI REGIONALI

Life is a combination of magic and pasta.”- Federico Fellini, Director

Enjoy the creativity of our Italian chefs as they produce  stunning regional dishes.

ROBERTO D'ANNA

Dish from REGIONE - SICILIA

Roberto has been in Australia since 2014. Having graduated from Milan’s prestigious  Istituto Alberghiero C. Porta his arrival in Brisbane has been welcomed by a number of fine Italian restaurants before he came to rest at Tartufo where he is sous Chef.  Tartufo prides itself on creating dishes of visual beauty, texture, acidity, balance and enjoyment  from the regions of Naples, Tuscany, Umbria and Abruzzo but Roberto's true heart lies in the dishes of his beautiful island.   

Given the chance to recreate one of his favourite dishes, Roberto will present  Involtini Pesce Spada con pistacchio di Bronte from his region of Sicily.

 

Swordfish with pistachio from Bronte

12.00pm - Gusti Regionali Stand

Interesting fact: Pistachio nuts from Bronte are the most expensive in the world and are referred to as 'green gold' (l'oro verde).

 

Pistachio plants have to be planted in groups of 8 females and 1 male, the females downwind and the male upwind so that the pollen from the male plants can be transported by the wind to the female plants.

ALESSANDRO MOTTA

Dish from REGIONE - CAMPANIA

Alessandro Motta, from Casa Motta, is famous for his buffalo mozzarella which he makes locally, using only Queensland buffalo milk. 

 

Stretched by hand in the traditional Italian way, each piece is lovingly formed into the most luscious, creamy, soft mozzarella cheese you have ever tasted!  

 

Watch him make this traditional cheese from the region of Campania.    

Hand made buffalo mozzarella with grissini  and prosciutto. 

2.45pm - Gusti Regionali Stand 

 

ROSSANO TANTULLI

Dish from REGIONE - TOSCANA

Rossano Tantulli has lent his creative flair to many a popular Italian restaurant in Brisbane and is now Chef at Pavarotti's Italian Restaurant.

 

Rossano's philosophy? Simplicity is the key to memorable dishes, use organic ingredients with rich accents of flavour to create rustic fine food from his region of Italy.

 

Ever tried to make those light, fluffy little pillows of potato dumplings called 'gnocchi'.  This iconic little pillow is an internationally popular dish and so easy to make. Watch Rossano turn out the perfect little gnocchi to mix with his favourite sauce. Gnocchi alla Toscana*

Handmade Gnocchi with Tuscan sauce

3.45pm - Gusti Regionali Stand