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Team a Vespa scooter with a pizza and... well, That’s (truly) Amore! (we can hear the mandolins already).
Perth businessman David Infirri combined his two loves to create Vesbar Mobile Pizza Bar, where
delicious wood-fired pizza comes to you. He tows a mobile pizza oven behind his beloved scooter
and caters for functions from weddings, birthdays and engagement parties to corporate events and
lunches. David, who has trained as a chef and ran a gourmet deli in Perth for 10 years, makes entree,
main and dessert-style pizzas using top-quality ingredients on a crispy base. “The wood-fire oven creates
an atmosphere at the parties and everyone loves to see the pizzas being cooked fresh,” he says. The
business was launched three years ago and has won several accolades including Best Cheese Pizza in the
traditional category at this year’s Perth Good Food & Wine Show for his Passione pizza. David also runs a
cooking class with The Gourmet Godfather in Subiaco. For more information visit vesbarpizza.com.
Adelaide with Marina Fiore
If you’re heading east, you’ll notice that, apart
from prices that we enjoyed about five years ago,
Adelaide has some of the best service around.
For something light, Vileroy on Kensington
Road, Norwood, is a modern bistro serving,
among other things, a fantastic nicoise salad.
Big, just-seared chunks of tuna, crisply blanched
green beans, tangy olives and a good amount
of egg. Worth a visit just for this. Hankering for
Italian? Chianti Classico on Hutt Street is a local
favourite. We sat outside on a cool night, under
heaters with blankets provided to drape over
our knees, and enjoyed some wonderful fare.
The huge rib eye (more than 700 juicy grams),
served thickly sliced on a wooden board with a
selection of condiments, was mouth-watering.
Spaghetti with vongole and a selection of
seafood was excellent. Or check them out
for breakfast – they even have a breakfast
margarita to really kick-start your day.
The Apothecary 1878 on Hindley Street
is a quirky wine bar built inside a 19th century
chemist. It boasts a huge range of wonderful
champagnes and a very impressive wine list.
Finally, no visit is complete without
experiencing Adelaide’s Central Market. This
huge undercover area is alive with a dizzying
array of aromas and a massive selection of fresh
produce. Grab something to eat, perhaps a
bowl of laksa, and just enjoy the spectacle.
Better make space on those shelves for more
home-grown cookbooks. Following the launch
of The Loose Box legend Alain Fabrègues’
first cookbook Degustation (see page 193),
fellow cooking personality Russell Blaikie
(pictured) will be releasing Must Bites later in
the year, while rumour has it that David Coomer
from Star Anise and Pata Negra is in the midst
of putting pen to paper too.
Nonna’s recipes live on
The new Nuvoletta Trattoria in Peppermint
Grove is delighting locals with fresh home-style
dishes inspired by Sicilian recipes. The menu is a la
carte with weekly specials including petite entrees
and substantial mains. Head chef Maria Capone
says two intriguing dishes have been passed
down from her late nonna (grandmother). The
substantial whitini ghini honours nonna’s whiting
recipe; filled fresh and stuffed with breadcrumbs,
cheese, eg g, g arlic and salami. Consisting of sliced
veal, fresh beans, potatoes, lemon and garlic,
braciole is another dish you won’t see anywhere
else. The atmosphere of Nuvoletta is relaxed,
cosy and family orientated. And don’t forget to
try those delicious desserts. Maria’s homemade
cassata, served with strawberries and red wine,
goes down a treat. Shop 8/460 Stirling Highway,
Pepper mint Grove, nuvoletta.com.au or (08) 9284 5575.
Not content with transforming his stretch of Oxford Street, Iain Lawless has started hosting Monday-night
cooking classes at Kitsch – Bar Asia and Home Economics. As well as sharing recipes from both himself
and head chef Annita Potter, he’s also invited other chefs into his kitchen. Some of cooks giving up their
secrets have included current cooking wunderkind Matt Stone from The Greenhouse and Justin Peters
from West Perth’s West End Deli. 229 Oxford Street, Leederville, (08) 9242 1229, kitschbar.com.au .
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