Blog Italian Wine and Food Festival 2017

Italian Wine and Food Festival 2017

Posted Sept. 8, 2017, 1:50 p.m. by T

Advertisement
KFAI - Undead

Italian Wine and Food Festival 2017

The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve

Sydney, AU

August 28, 2017

The origin of the festival goes back to Lara Caraturo, a sommelier who in 2013 thought that an occasion needed to be created to shed light on Italian wine and food culture in Australia.

It is produced by Lara and the team at Progetto Panevino, an events company obsessed with all things wine and food, and especially all things Italian. 

Their mission is to create engaging and informative events with artisans, quality wineries, renowned chefs and personalities, allowing guests to discover industry luminaries as well as rising stars, and deepen their love for authentic Italian wine and food.

In a bid to capture the spirit of Italy’s rich gastronomic culture and the diversity of its many regions, they give guests an opportunity to explore Italian wines region by region, taste food, coffee and beer, plus feast on authentic Italian pizza, pasta and snacks. 

Held at The Cutaway and Barangaroo Reserve, the Sydney incarnation of the festival found an appropriate backdrop to celebrate its fifth year anniversary to appease an audience ranging from spaghetti-loving kids to the most engaged Italian-speaking wine connoisseur
 
Sydney’s top Italian chefs were turning out in force to make it a day to remember, with much-loved locals Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater), Lucio Galletto (Lucio’s), Federico Zanellato (LuMi), Stefano Manfredi and Gianluca Donzelli (Pizzaperta), Nino Zoccali (Pendolino), Richard Ptacnik (Otto Ristorante), Gabriele Taddeucci (Balla), Lucio de Falco (Lucio Pizzeria) and Youssef Touati (Salt Meats Cheese) showed their skills in terms of preparing authentic Italian cuisine, be it with key ingredients like salami, cheese, pasta, bread, coffee, olive oil, pastries or more exotic fare and desserts like gelato featuring Vannella Cheese, That’s Amore Cheese, Arancini Art, Molecola, Truffle Traders, Rivareno Gelato, Drink in Style, Cellar V, Vinotopia, Botella, plus a Nutella Pop-up.

Vino played of course a more than instrumental role and over two hundred region specific fine drops were proffered, backed by masterclasses and Q & As with the makers.

Coffee had its very own place, as did Italian beer and aperitifs, e.g. Negronis and Venetian Spritzers and proceedings were framed by an engaging entertainment program ranging from pizza acrobatics

and the performance of traditional music from Southern Italy. 

A perfectly curated festival that is all about celebrating wine, food and culture together in inimitable Italian style.

---

Photos by KAVV

Italian Wine and Food Festival 2017 (7 photos)

Leave a comment
Share this content

Other recent blogs

Spring Loaded Festival 2021

Posted by T
May 9, 2021, 9:07 a.m.

Spring Loaded Racecourse Randwick Sydney, Australia May 8, 2021 Australia continues to see 2021 bringing back a sense of normalcy, with live shows becoming more regular occurrences and bigger music ... read more

Water of Life – Ester Spirits

Posted by T
May 8, 2021, 2:33 p.m.

Water of Life – Ester Spirits The mushrooming of gin distilleries on terra australis has been thoroughly documented over the last couple of years and while quality as well as ... read more

The Formative Years – Blut + Eisen

Posted by T
May 4, 2021, 8:07 p.m.

The Formative Years – Blut + Eisen   It was in the second half of the seventeenth century that the President of Prussia, i.e. Otto von Bismarck, concluded a speech ... read more

Water of Life – Launceston Distillery

Posted by T
May 3, 2021, 8:52 p.m.

Water of Life – Launceston Distillery   Our coverage of the Tasmanian whiskey landscape have mainly been focussed on Hobart and its surroundings, which could be perceived as one of ... read more

High Adventures in the Great Outdoors – Lonely Pla

Posted by T
May 2, 2021, 11:30 a.m.

High Adventures in the Great Outdoors – Lonely Planet   It has been almost fifty years since Lonely Planet was incepted, following Maureen and Tony Wheeler’s trip across Europe, Asia ... read more

Advertisement
Spacecase Records - skyscraper
x

Logo

Looking for the SPB logo? You can download it in a range of styles and colours here:

Click anywhere outside this dialog to close it, or press escape.