Continuing to tell the Italian story through food and wine, Stefano Manfredi  and the Osateria Balla  Manfredi  family welcome back the Italian Regional Dinner Series for 2015.

To celebrate the best of Italian summer, Stefano has chosen to highlight Calabria, the peninsula that forms the ‘toe’ of the famous geographical boot. Calabria is a major food producer, rich in citrus and vegetables, with diverse terrain, sheltering forests, glades, streams and touching two seas. Guests will enjoy Cuttlefish with salsa picante, Maccheroncini with spicy Calabrian salame, broccoli and provola cheese, Calabrese-style lamb shoulder with onion, olives and pancetta, followed by dolci of Chocolate and hazelnut truffle.

Stefano will speak at each event about the inspiration behind the menus. Balla sommelier Piero Fonseca will be in attendance to recommend matching Italian wines with each course or for the table.


Tuesday 3rd February

Ticket cost from $95 per person

4-course regionally inspired menu

Guests take home a recipe for the main dish from the night

Booking essential – reservations via calling The Star 1800 700 700