Thursday, March 13, 2014

Italy comes to Brisbane via Alchemy

Those who know me well know I love to eat and cook Italian food. After spending some time in Italy what I discovered is the produce and taste in Italy is amazing, but a great Italian food experience is even better in Australia where we choose the best of each region at most of our Italian restaurants. So really we get the best selection! That brings me to this great event!

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Brisbane riverside restaurant Alchemy will join forces with local importer from Paradox Wines, Jean-Jaques Peyre to guide food lovers on an Italian journey from the Alps to Rome and down to the Islands in the south, for the first Taste of Italy at Alchemy, Tuesday 1 April 2014.
Alchemy Head Chef, Brad Jolly said guests will be taken on a path of discovery as they enjoy family style Italian dining accompanied by different wine varieties from regions across Italy.
“The concept of pairing food and wine gives our guests the opportunity to find a new favourite variety, style or region of wine as well as learning pairing techniques from one of the best in the business.”
Jolly has ensured the menu captures classic Italian ingredients, combining rich flavours, with the main course consisting of rabbit ragu with pappardelle, gnocchi with Jerusalem artichoke and breasola, osso bucco and polenta grilled Atlantic salmon and porchetta and roasted rosemary potatoes.
For dessert Jolly chose Italian favourites tiramisu, Italian doughnuts, chocolates, coffee grappa and limoncello to finish the evening.
“We are recreating a lively Italian dinner where the family comes together and enjoys conversation and a meal with an array of fresh produce and rich flavours, always accompanied by the perfect glass of wine.
“We’ve developed a traditional Italian menu with high quality produce, while considering the different regions of Italy, dishes and wines from those areas, and we’ve found the right balance,” Jolly said.
Owner of Paradox Wines, Jean-Jaques Peyre is excited to share his knowledge and passion, built from over 30 years of experience in the wine and hospitality industry.
“As a lover of wine, I enjoy nothing more than passing my knowledge and tips on to others, and Alchemy is the perfect setting for an Italian affair,” Peyre said.
WHAT                   A Taste of Italy at Alchemy
WHEN                  Tuesday 1 April 2014 6.30pm for pre-dinner drinks, 7.00pm start
WHERE                 Alchemy Bar & Restaurant - Mezzanine Level, 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane
COST                     Tickets to the event are $130 per head for shared family style dining
BOOKINGS          Bookings essential, 45 seats available. To book call 07 3229 3175

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