Ollie's brings Italian faire to tropical Far North Queensland, showcasing the best of our regions fresh local seafood launching the Cairns Italian Festival with a night not to forget
The Amalfi Coast, located in the Campania region of Italy, is renowned for its picturesque landscapes, charming towns, and, of course, its delectable seafood. As one of the most sought-after destinations in Italy, the Amalfi Coast attracts visitors from around the world who are eager to indulge in its culinary delights, with seafood being a highlight of the region’s gastronomy.
One of the primary reasons the Amalfi Coast is famous for its seafood is its unique geographical position. Nestled along the Tyrrhenian Sea, the coast stretches for about 50 kilometres and is home to an abundant variety of fish and shellfish. The coastal waters are teeming with a diverse array of marine life, thanks to the warm Mediterranean climate, clear waters, and nutrient-rich currents.
Local fishermen, who have honed their skills for generations, venture out into the sea daily to bring back the freshest catch. They employ traditional and sustainable fishing methods, ensuring that the delicate balance of the marine ecosystem is preserved. This dedication to responsible fishing practices contributes to the superior quality of seafood found in the region.
The culinary traditions of the Amalfi Coast have evolved over centuries, influenced by its rich history and cultural exchanges with neighbouring regions and countries. Local chefs have perfected the art of preparing seafood dishes that highlight the natural flavours and freshness of the ingredients. Simple yet elegant preparations allow the seafood to shine, often incorporating regional produce like juicy tomatoes, fragrant basil, and the region’s renowned lemons.
Pairing wines with seafood is a celebrated tradition in the Amalfi Coast. The region is known for its excellent vineyards, producing a range of wines that complement the flavours of the seafood.
Pacchero with salted cod mantecato and lemon
Grant Burge Prosecco
Cuttlefish tagliatelle, pea cream, burnt lemon and caviar
Pala Soprasole Vermentino Sardegna
Risotto with prawn carpaccio, lemon gel, buffalo cheese sauce and basil
Cantine Pra Soave Classico Otto DOC
Coral Trout with zucchini escabeche, zucchini cream and baby carrot butter
Tiefenbrunner Merus Pinot Grigio
Semifreddo al limone with dry meringue and berries
By bringing the flavours and essence of the Amalfi Coast seafood dinner experience to Cairns, Ollie’s Italian aims to transport guests to this coastal paradise, tantalizing their taste buds with the very best of Italian seafood cuisine. The Amalfi Coast 5 course dinner promises an unforgettable evening of indulgence, where guests can savour the flavours, aromas, and culinary traditions that have made the Amalfi Coast a world-renowned destination for seafood lovers incorporating the very best seafood of North Queensland.