What do the Italians do on a Saturday afternoon? Pretty sure they get together with their famiglia and friends, whip up some epic eats (#LongLiveTheCarb) and if there are bubbles involved, I bet they’re there in a pro-secco. We are not Alfredo to admit that we heart all things Italian, especially a long lunch fuelled with mouth-watering Italian cuisine. So, when we heard Cucina Vivo at The Star Gold Coast are set to host a Dal Zotto Prosecco Long Lunch, words could not express how excited we were.
This exclusive eat-and-bubbles-a-thon is taking place on Saturday 28th May, so if you have anything planned, cancel it immediately coz the FOMO factor is real here. For $95 per person, you’ll be perched in prime position overlooking the pristine pool whilst indulging in a 3-course share style Italian degustation, and a 2.5-hour Dal Zotto beverage package. Dal Zotto is King Valley winery’s flagship prosecco, and Dal Zotto Pucino is its little sister and folks, she has inherited the family wow factor. With hints of apple and pear, she brings out the best in the array of carefully curated dishes.
Let the journey begin with a selection of authentic antipasti, including house made pesto, olives, buffalo mozzarella, lemon-scented goats curd and Caprese salami, San Daniele prosciutto, and more. Then it’s time for something more substantial and the amazing Pizzaiolo Fabio has got your tastebuds sorted. Let’s start from the top-ping coz what kind of person doesn’t like pizza? A weir-dough, that’s who. We’re talking seasonal speciality Pizza made with an incredible recipe handed down from Nonna, and you just know anything endorsed by a Nonna is going to be next level. You’ll also indulge in Semolina Dusted Loligo Squid, and Truffle and Mushroom Arancini which reminds us, why does the mushroom always get invited to the party? Because he’s such a-fungi!
We’re not done though because we still need to unpack dessert and you ‘cannoli’ be happy once you’ve ended with the ultimate drool-worthy handmade finisher. You guessed it, it’s Cannoli, a decadent tubed pastry filled with whipped ricotta, citrus and pistachio, and it’s to dine for!
All this deliciousness, combined with warm, hearty Italian hospitality and accompanied by sensational live entertainment will not only transport you to the back streets of Southern Italy, but make for a fun-filled Saturday arvo with your loved ones. Belissima! Limited tickets are available so don’t miss the boat.
Get booking here!
Words by Bianca Trathen.
STORY SPONSORED BY THE STAR GOLD COAST
The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol.
There are certain things in life that never grow old. A wine and cheese evening is obvs one, coz some things are just better together. Another is a long lunch…especially an Italian one, coz there is no such thing as too many arancini balls (although our jeans beg to differ). And finally, a Mexican feast fuelled with tequila coz, margaritas. What if we told you one place was celebrating all of the above and relax, April Fools has been and gone. Folks, welcome to the coming months at our home of foody and liquid goodness, The Star Gold Coast.
Dal Zotto Prosecco Long Lunch
At Cucina Vivo, Italy is prosecco-nd to none! On Saturday 28th May, round up your faves, perch yourselves on the Terrazza, and indulge in a 3-course Italian lunch with 2.5 hours of free-flowing prosecco. Enjoy Antipasti with caprese salami, San Danielle prosciutto, mortadella with house made pesto, olives, buffalo mozzarella, lemon scented goats curd, and toasted ciabatta. Then move on to tantalising share plates like Semolina Dusted Loligo Squid with dill aioli and lemon cheek, and Mushroom and Truffle Arancini with Parmigiano Reggiano. Finally, top it all off with Handmade Cannoli with whipped ricotta, citrus and pistachio. All this for $95 per person, you’ll be leaving a pizza your heart in Italy!
Cinco De Mayo
I hate Mexican – said ‘no juan’ ever! For $125 per person, head to Garden and Kitchen Bar on Thursday 5th May and treat yourself to a Herradura Tequila Dinner. Graze your way through a selection of Mexican inspired canapes paired with a Classic Margarita, and an entrée of Corn Tostada with prawn, tomatillo, peppers, basil and queso fresca on spiced mole sauce, paired with the Grapefruit Paloma. Then feast on a main of Honey and Chipotle Glazed Salmon with sweetcorn, black beans, and oregano, paired with a Jalapeno de la Casa. And if that’s not enough, end on a sweet note with a Mexican Chocolate Pave topped with berries and cinnamon ice-cream, paired with the Mayan Chocolate. And if that’s STILL not enough, go all out and upgrade to the premium package for $175 per person and enjoy an exclusive pre-dinner Herradura Tequila tasting with a Herradura Brand Ambassador in Veladora. It’ll be a Mex-cellent night out.
The rest of The Star is also getting in on the Cinco De Mayo action too, with extended operating hours, live entertainment, a specially curated beverage menu at Veladora, and special Herradura cocktail menus at Garden Kitchen and Bar and Atrium Bar. We are about this!
Wine and Cheese Evening
Wine not indulge at this mozzare-hella good offering from the Garden and Kitchen Bar for $120 per person. For one-night-only on Thursday 2nd June, you’re invited to journey through an array of stalls showcasing the best new drops from international and boutique wineries, as well as locally made and imported cheese, charcuterie offerings and acoustic live entertainment.
Sip on the likes of Cloudy Bay sav, a crisp rosé from Chateau de Minuty and sparking, pinot grigio and chardy from Josef Chromy. Soak up the vinos with a selection of cheeses, served with quince paste, falwasser, lavosh, fresh and dried fruit, and Charcuterie with San Danielle prosciutto and tartufo salami individually served with pickled figs, giardiniera and artisan bread, cured meats, pickled vegetables, and olives with grana Padano. For something more substantial, why not tuck into Milly hill lamb cutlets wrapped in vine leaves served with cumin spiced yogurt, or perhaps the Truffled mac n cheese will tickle your fancy. It doesn’t get any fetta than this.
We can always rely on The Star to give us our food and drinks fixes. Cheers, cin cin and salud!
To book tickets head to –
Dal Zotto Prosecco Long Lunch: www.star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/proseccolonglunch
Cinco De Mayo: www.star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/cinco-de-mayo
Wine and Cheese evening: www.star.com.au/goldcoast/whats-on/wineandcheese
Where: The Star Gold Coast, Casino Dr, Broadbeach
When: Various activations throughout April and May
Words by Bianca Trathen
STORY SPONSORED BY THE STAR GOLD COAST
The Star practices the responsible service of alcohol.