Monday, August 2, 2010

Valentino Fashion Exhibition

In light of the launch of Valentino Fashion Exhibition, exclusive to Brisbane

Accademia Italiana della Cucina, Italy’s leading cultural and enogastronomic association, in conjunction with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Queensland, is pleased to offer you this outstanding offer:
 Numbers are strictly limited.

Accademia Italiana della Cucina dinner celebrating the
Launch of the Valentino Exhibition at GoMA.
Greetings Ladies and Gentlemen
The Accademia Italiana della Cucina is set to celebrate one of Italy’s style Icons ‘Valentino’
Accademia dinner scheduled for 7.00pm on the Wednesday the 4th of August 2010


Dell’Ugo New Farm Ristorante Italiano

693 Brunswick St, New Farm

Exclusive to the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane, ‘Valentino, Retrospective: Past/Present/Future’ is a major exhibition developed by the renowned institution, Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. It explores the work of the celebrated Italian fashion house Valentino, known around the world for its sophisticated, timeless design and glamorous clientele.

The founding members of the Accademia in Brisbane and their guests will convene as we celebrate this unique occasion of the Valentino Retrospective in Queensland. Dell’Ugo New Farm Ristorante Italiano plays host to the Accademia's tribute with ‘Rosso Valentino’.Enjoy a dinner and matching wines, along with entertainment. $110.00 per person. 

Where: Dell’Ugo New Farm Ristorante Italiano 693 Brunswick St, New Farm
When: 7.00pm on the Wednesday the 4th of August 2010
Wear: A dash of red

10% of the proceeds goes towards assisting the Italian Chamber of Commerce who are managing the bookings

Dell’Ugo New FarmRistorante Italiano

Rosso Valentino Mercoledi 4 Agosto 2010


Our chef will prepare delicacies for our guests

Prosecco con una sorpresa

(served individually)

La Riscoperta dei peperoni imbottiti

Red Capsicum filled with sautéed skinless eggplant, parmesan, breadcrumbs, flat leaf parsley and pecorino

Pinot Grigio 2007 (fruity light bodied and floral aromas citrus and white fruit flavours)

Secondi Piatti:
(served individually)

Casarecce al peperocino con salsiccia di maiale e porcini in bianco
Chilli infused Casarecce with Italian pork sausage and porcini mushrooms in a
white wine.

Barbera d’asti 2004 (purplish red coloured wine with intense fine and persistent perfume)

(served individually)

Bavarese al vino dolce con reduzione di Tignanello
Sweet white wine bavarese served in a martini glass finished with a reduction of Tignanello.Moscati d’asti 2006 (delicate peach flower, honey and acacia fragrance)
Cost per person $110.00 (inclusive of wines)

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Where: Vapiano, 119 Albert Lane Brisbane

When you bring Italy and Australia together you get some good things – like Ron Barassi and the Daddo brothers.

But when you bring traditional Italian recipes together with fresh local Australian produce, that’s when you get some truly great things.

To celebrate the coming together of these truly great things, we invite you to join us and director Will Cooke to be one of the first in Brisbane to enjoy the Vapiano experience.

With over 65 locations across the globe, Brisbane will be home to the first Vapiano on Australian soil.

Vapiano creates all its dishes from good, old-fashioned Italian recipes using on the best local meat, produce, cheese and flour. And when we say local, we mean local. Wherever possible, Vapiano sources everything from within a 150 kilometer radius. The fresh herbs are grown right right in our herb garden and placed on our tables for you to get your dishes flavours just the way you like them.

In the words of the Italians, “chi va piano, va sano e va lontano”, which literally translated means “do everything easy and relaxed in life, live healthier and longer”.

Editors Note

Vapiano offers a fresh and innovative approach to the modern Italian dining experience while featuring many classical Italian dishes

The restaurant which is one of 65 in the chain currently around the world, makes its own fresh pasta for preparing and serving from the open styled kitchens – the food preparation process is fully transparent, including the pasta making and adds a touch of interest for those who are interested beyond the plate.

Another curious yet very practical feature of Vapiano is the individual billing system, based on a plastic card which you receive upon arrival and scan for reach item you order. Each person has their own bill. Most convenient for the lunch time market.

Built over two levels and featuring a beautiful mature Olive Tree as one of the central focal points in the upstairs dining and bar, the food was enjoyable and certainly very fresh. I enjoyed the approach and will certainly return.


Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Blu Grotto Cafe Bar Baroona Rd

Blu Grotto Cafe Bar Baroona Rd

This eclectic venue is a dependable choice for tasty food, from salads and wraps to hearty steaks from the chargrill. Aside from satisfying the stomach, this groovy spot entertains with neon-lit decor, pumping house music and cocktails.

Not the discovery, but the revelation of the "Blu Grotto" is to be credited to the romantic disposition of two German tourists who visited Capri in 1826: Augustus Kopisch, a writer, and Ernst Fries, a painter.

The Grotta was, however, already known locally as "Grotta Gradola", the name being taken from the neighbouring ancient landing place of Gradola and Gradelle, even though it was avoided as a weird and bewitched place not so much because of its narrow access, as because of the legends about monsters and witches that dwelt in it….

The Blu Grotto in Rosalie village is inspired by this natural phenomenon. A dark cavernous opening reveals a mystery of relaxation, fine food and great service.The Blu Grotto has occupied the prime position overlooking the passing parade of trendy Rosalie Village for eight years. The ambience is relaxed and the food affordable and unpretentious modern Australian with Mediterranean and Asian influences.

Whether you are looking for a coffee, cake, cocktail, beer, wine, juice, full meal or share plate from 11.00 weekdays (Excl Mon & Tue) and 8.00 am Sundays until late, then Blu Grotto is the destination for you.

Shop 4 155 Baroona Rd
Rosalie 4064 QLD

Phone: (07) 3876 4653

Monday, August 3, 2009

La Concetta Given Tce

La Concetta Given Tce

La Concetta offers some very hearty, tasty old school Italian meals that are guaranteed crowd-pleasers.

245 Given Tce
Paddington 4064 QLD

Phone: (07) 3368 1611

Grappino Given Tce

Grappino Given Tce

Mint green and aubergine; chrome legs, Formica tops and vinyl chairs... Grappino is Italian retro "chic kitsch" at its best. Match their delicious, home-style fare with an Italian wine and have a bella sera.

As a typical Trattoria, Grappino's is a bustling place with quality food and value for money. Your dining experience will be filled with laughter as you are surrounded by family and good friends. Its a casual place where you can eat often. There is no fuss about the meals. They are simple and delicious.
Chef Roduner believes in the basics. The simplicity of cooking with a loving respect for nature and food prepared with passion & inspiration.

Opened in late 2004, Grappino has grown from strength to strength. The Roduner's moved their family from Switzerland to the picurest valley's of Tasmania before deciding to settle in Brisbane due to its warm climate and quickly growing cosmopolitan lifestyle.
The move proved a success as a real Italian Trattoria was something not in existence in the Brisbane culinary scene.

226 Given Tce
Paddington 4064 QLD

Telephone: (07) 3367 0033

Vue Lounge Merthyr Rd

Vue Lounge Merthyr Rd

Famous for its great coffee, this popular eatery serves up cafe-style meals by day and more refined, Italian fare after dark. The breakfast burrito is a popular choice with a morning coffee, while for dinner, the slow-baked lamb shanks are a particular specialty.

Situated in New Farm, VUE Lounge is a favourite for locals as well as interstate and international visitors to Brisbane.Serving progressive Modern Australian cuisine VUE oozes style and sophistication and is the place to see and be seen in.

The relaxed and contemporary setting makes VUE the perfect venue for dinner with friends, that very special first date, to entertain important clients or hold a function.Vue is know for serving exceptional DiBella coffee and food, along with great entertainment providing a memoral experience.

Open 7am till 10pm Tuesday to Saturday,
7am till 6pm Sunday and Monday

Shop 83 Merthyr Rd
New Farm 4005 QLD

Phone: (07) 3358 6511

Vine Caffe Restaurant and Bar Moray St

Vine Caffe Restaurant and Bar Moray St

A great modern bistro with Italian flair, Vine offers a cafe menu during the day and modern Italian dishes with provincial specials at night. The dark polished wood furniture and chocolate leather banquettes complement the renaissance-style artworks and add to the Italian bistro feel. The field mushroom bruschetta is a tasty variation on a familiar starter while dishes like the gnocchi in a Napolitana sauce with sheep's milk ricotta are excellent to follow. Despite the modern twist on the food, the service has all the traditional warmth and welcome that one expects in a good Italian restaurant.

Shop 5 158 Moray St (Cnr Merthyr Rd)
New Farm 4005 QLD

Phone: (07) 3358 6658