Get ready foodies you’re in for a Sicilian Feast!
Grapevines and string lights line the eaves of Mama Rosy’s courtyard and cast their warm glow onto our tables below. I’ve been invited to try the Set Menu ($50pp) as part of a new blogging collaboration with Sydney’s Inner-Western community newspaper Ciao Magazine. Tonight we’ll be feasting on some Sicilian staples including the Antipasto Board, Spaghetti con Le Sarde, a spectacular 1/2 metre pizza and a trio of desserts. If the divine smell of yeasted dough wafting from the woodfire oven is anything to go by, we’re in for a treat!
This evening I am joined by some of Sydney’s most influential foodies – Jackie McMillan from Does My Bomb Look Big In This? and Sharon Williams from Western Sydney Food Blog. I thoroughly recommend checking out both of their blogs for the hottest dining news and reviews across Sydney.
Oak tables, multi-coloured cushions, throw-rugs, and flowers in white milk pitchers envoke a sense of homeliness and familiarity which reminds me of our own garden at home – Our back patio is similarly fenced and roofed with cream Colorbond and Mum is a big fan of decorating our space with pot plants and small knick-knacks found at Vinnies or gardening stores. The only difference it’s the Italian pop icon Peppino di Capri who croons over the sound system rather than my go-to Jack Johnson/ John Mayer playlist.
To the left, a couple on their third date add filters to their Insta-posts before twirling forks through a plate of Tagliatelle with Sautéed Beetroot and Speck Alto Adige PGI – which loosely translates to incredibly well-produced ham. I cannot lie, I had no idea what this meant exactly but upon further digging I found out controlled production of this particular type of smoked ham began in 1992 and strictly in the South Tyrol region which shares borders with Switzerland and Austria, but I digress.
We follow with Mama Rosy’s acclaimed Half-Metre Pizza which arrives on another large wooden platter and is adorned with a beautiful prosciutto crown. Sure it may seem a little odd to pizza purists but it’s nonetheless a fun addition and does not take away from a gorgeous chewy, slightly soured base made from dough that’s been allowed to prove for 24 hours. By this stage I feel as if I’m not going to make it home, we’ve truly been spoilt.
Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,
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