On Monday 12th November, the Council of Italian Restaurants in Australia (CIRA) – the nation’s foremost Italian food authority, is breaking with tradition by calling on the talents of its Gen X chefs to cook for the organisation’s coveted annual CIRA Young Chef Dinner.
The chefs and their protégés include the following:
Lucio Galletto (Lucio’s)
James Kidman (Darcy’s)
Alessandro Pavoni (Ormeggio at The Spit and Spiedo Restaurant & Bar)
Armando Percuoco (Buon Ricordo)
Giovanni Pilu (Pilu at Freshwater)
Gianbattista Plebani (Il Lago)
Richard Ptacnik (Otto Ristorante)
Danny Russo (The Old Library)
Gabrielle Taddeucci (Osteria Balla)
Nino Zoccali (Pendolino)
Each chef is charged with creating a dish to be shared ‘family’ style and matched with regional wines selected by sommelier and wine importer, Piero Tantini.
The dinner, held at Pilu at Freshwater (6:30pm) celebrates the regional diversity of food and wine in Italy. For $135 per person ($1250 for a table of ten) Italian food fans can enjoy a taste of the most renowned Italian restaurants in Sydney, and their celebrated chefs.
CIRA President Giovanni Pilu says, “This year the younger generation of CIRA chefs will work together with their mentors to put together a truly memorable dinner. I’m really looking forward to working with these young chefs and tasting some innovative and exciting dishes.”
The CIRA Young Chef Dinner is also a night to celebrate for one hard working young CIRA member who will take home the CIRA-ALMA Sanpellegrino Young Chef Award at the end of the night. The winner receives an incredible trip to Parma, Italy, to study at internationally renowned ALMA – the country’s premier school of Italian cuisine. This year’s award will be judged by Lucio Galletto, Stefano Manfredi and Simon Thomsen.
When: Monday 12th November, 6.30pm.
Where: Pilu at Freshwater, End of Moore Road Freshwater.
Download booking form from www.cira.com.au and email to email@example.com
Contact: Marilyn Annecchini – 0414 567 431