Monday, 22 June 2015

Gusto Italiano Masterclasses & Batlow Cider @ Good Food and Wine Show

Gastrology bloggers attended the Good Food and Wine Show courtesy of the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Batlow Cider.
This year, the Good Food & Wine Show brought its scrumptious line-up to Melbourne in June serving up a host of Australia’s finest food and wine, a huge celebrity chef line up and a feast of tasting experiences.
Our day at the Good Food and Wine show commenced with a couple of master classes at The Gusto Italiano stand. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn from some of the finest Italian chefs Melbourne has to offer! 

Extraordinary Italian flavours available at Piedimonte’s - by Chef Stefano Garusi 
We learned how to recreate authentic Italian in our own kitchen with Italian Master Chef Simone Garusi.
Garusi demonstrated an exciting new take on arancini, and explained the secrets to perfecting home-made pasta, using the some finest Italian products available at Piedimonte’s Supermarket.

Pizza, Amore e Fantasia – by Chefs Michele Usci and Tony Nicolini
D.O.C. declares its love for pizza, but only if made with passion, creativity and authentic organic Italian ingredients. 
At the DOC pizza masterclass, we learnt how to make pizza like the masters. DOC’s Tony Nicolini and Chef Michele Usci shared the secrets that make DOC Pizza one of the best in the business. 
It was a hands on tutorial from one of Australia’s most respected Italian restaurateurs. From dough techniques to getting that perfect crust. It was a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best.

Batlow Cider
Launched in September 2011, Batlow Cider Co. was formed as a joint collaboration between the Batlow Fruit Co-operative Ltd, growers of “Australia’s Favourite Apples”, and Sydney based brothers Rich & Sam Coombes.  We were pleased to meet passionate owner Rich at the Good Food and Wine Show for a tasting of their ciders. 
We enjoyed the Batlow Cider range. Of particular mention was the Cloudy Cider which is made in the Traditional farmhouse style with a bold apple sweetness upfront, good body and a clean medium-sweet finish. 

Find out more about Batlow Cider here!

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