On Thursday 13th  DECEMBER to help celebrate   xmas shopping night at The Star and to promote Lambrusco day  we will have a little bar outside Balla.

Visitors  can taste Focaccia alla Mortadella with  a very special Lambrusco , Rinaldini 2010 “Vecchio Moro”.

Starting dinner on Monday 17th and on offer  each of Balla’s services, up to and including Friday 21st dinner , Stefano Manfredi, Gabriele Taddeucci and Fabio Danzi have designed a special menu celebrating Lambrusco , an antipasto, pasta and dessert each matched with a different Lambrusco. In fact, it can be chosen as an entire menu with wine matches and presents great value.


Antipasto: Salumi misti (mortadella, prosciutto di Parma e salamino Balla served with grissini and Rinaldini 2010 “Vecchio Moro” $25

Pasta: Maltagliati with duck ragù served with Rinaldini NV “Osé” rosé $25

Dessert: Bonet- chocolate, coffee and caramel milk pudding with amaretti- served with Lini NV 910 NV $18
excerpt  from Balla’s wine list


There is an immense difference between industrially made Lambrusco that’s sold in enormous amounts worldwide and the carefully nurtured, charming wines made by a few maestros. Lambrusco is not one grape, though the parent made its way from the Apennine Mountains and settled around the city of Modena, famous for Ferrari and Balsamic Vinegar. The three principal grapes are the red-stemmed Grasparossa, the delicate Sorbara and the Salamino, so called because its bunches are shaped like little salami. These gorgeous wines are lightly sparkling and range from dry to exhibiting a touch of sweetness.