Escape To OTTO this winter for our very first Festa di Formaggi, a celebration of Italian cheese, with Sydney’s own Vannella Cheese.
Vannella make a variety of fresh, stretched curd cheeses that sing the traditions of Southern Italy. Vannella was born in Conversano, Puglia by Pina Vannella and Vito Minoia. They are famous for making cheese like burrata, fior de latte, treccine, nodini, and scamorza, the traditional way by hand.
Gather waterside at OTTO to hear the story of Vannella, and watch, Giuseppe, a second-generation cheesemaker, son of Vito, in a live cheese stretching demonstration. Ask questions and try your hand at making burrata before sitting down for a four course OTTO & Vannella menu with paired wine. Every guest will receive an OTTO & Vannella gift bag to take home.
OTTO & VANNELLA FESTA DI FORMAGGI MENU
Crumbed Vannella Scamorza, Truffled Dwarf Peaches
Vannella Stracciatella & Trapanese Tartlet
NV Philip Shaw Edinburgh Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
or Lord Nelson Three Sheets Pale Ale
Vannella Burratina, Pickled Mushrooms, Hazelnuts, Crostini
2018 Thick As Thieves Arneis, Yarra Valley
Pumpkin and Vannella Ricotta Cappellacci, Burnt Sage Butter, Raisins, Pine Nuts
2017 Rob Hall Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley
Hand Rolled Cavatelli, Spicy Calabrese Beef Ragu, Smoked Vannella Stracciatella
2017 Ciu Ciu Rosso Piceno Montepulciano Sangiovese
‘Cassata’ Vannella Ricotta Cheesecake with Rum Soaked Fruits
NV Pennyweight Muscat, Rutherglen
Date to be released – stay tuned!
Canapes on arrival, four course menu, paired beverage
$170 per person
Missed the boat on a trip to the Italian coast this year? Escape to OTTO instead, with winter long activities planned for you to celebrate la dolce vita in Italo-Sydney style.
Whether you want to Escape To OTTO to try our new Pasta Degustazione, or join the very first Festa del Formaggio, this winter it’s all about the pursuit of pleasure at OTTO.