This year, Stefano Manfredi is collaborating with some of Australia’s most passionate Italian chefs to bring back his 2015 Regional Dinner Series at Balla. Stefano will again take guests on a regional and seasonal journey of the Italian regions of Lombardy, Tuscany and Puglia.
Guest chef Alessandro Pavoni joins Stefano Manfredi in the Balla kitchen to celebrate the region of their birthplace, Lombardy. The wealthiest and most populous Italian region. Pavoni and Manfredi will be serving an entrée of Baccala of Glacier 51 Toothfish, Carnaroli Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Chestnuts followed by Roasted Turkey with a Bread and Mustard Fruit.
Join Bells’ Head Chef Marco Ribechini and Balla’s Head Chef Gabriele Taddeucci as they share the dishes of their hometown of Lucca, Tuscany. Guests will enjoy the best of these, including Marco Ribechini’s Tordelli Lucchesi as well as Necci Lucchesi, Chestnut Crepes with Sweet Ricotta.
In September, Stefano will highlight the region of Puglia, the heel of Italy’s geographical boot. A large fertile region with an expansive coastline. Guests will be served Cime di Rapa and Ricotta Gnocchi with Cream of Cannellini Beans.
REGIONAL DINNER SERIES DATES
Lombardy (Autumn) – Tuesday 5th May
Tuscany (Winter) – Tuesday 16th June
Puglia (Spring) – Tuesday 22nd September
Ticket cost from $95 per person
4-course regionally inspired menu
Guests take home a recipe for the main dish from the night
Booking essential – reservations via calling The Star 1800 700 700
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