Home to some of the oldest cities in Italy, the South is filled with treasures, from the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the Trulli of Alberobello, across to the Gulf of Taranto and around to Strait of Messina. With three seas, volcanoes and olive groves as far as the eye can see, Calabria, Sicilia, Puglia, Basilicata, Sardegna, Campania, & Molise are the homes of some of Italy’s most famous dishes.
Our friends at Piccolo Cucina will be preparing a menu showcasing dishes from “the food bowl” of Southern Italy.
With wines to match these regional dishes, this “Festa del Sud” promises to have you dancing a pizzica and tarantella like a local.
Baccala in Polenta 3 cheese and prosciutto panzerotto Sheeps Ricotta crespelle served with salmoriglio
Sarde e beccafico Capocollo and calabrese salsiccia Stuffed zucchini flowers Focaccia and Pane Carasau Grilled eggplant, capsicum, zucchini, with marinated octopus
Fregola con vongole e cozze
Toasted Fregola with clams and mussels served with rich fish stock, tomatoes and herbs Orrechiette con salsiccia e crema di zucchine
Orrechiette with Aiello family recipe salsiccia, cream of zucchini, finished with mustard greens
Stuffed with prosciutto and herb salsa, served with Mirto jus Pescespada alla Messinese (served ai cartocchio)
Served with a loose tomato sauce with green olives, capers, basil and salsa verde
Capsicum and Potato Broad Bean, pea, roasted almond and ricotta salad
Fried Raviolo with sheeps milk, lemon and honey Traditional Sicilian Cassata
A traditional Italian restaurant located in the centre of Cairns, Piccolo Cucina take pride specialising in handmade pasta and hand stretched pizza. They support their local quality producers and their seasonal ingredients. Buon Appetito!