I first tried pasta at a local Italian restaurant in my hometown in Germany when I seven years old, and I thought it was the best thing ever!
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My passion is to see people enjoy pasta with a smile on their face. Simplicity and abundance are words I use often when I talk about ways to eat fresh pasta. I believe the pasta should be the hero. Simple accompaniments like a quality olive oil, fresh herbs from the garden, a grating of good parmesan. Let the ingredients speak.
A glass of Rochford Pinot Noir with a Margherita pizza – that’s my preference. The two make perfect companions. The simplicity of the combination is the reason why it’s so good. A quality cheese, fresh basil, the wine. It’s what Italian food is all about.
It’s official Australia’s best new sparkling wine lives in Melbourne’s stunning Yarra Valley.
Explore a few of the many hidden gems this region has to offer, with a closer look at Yarra Valley cellar doors with a difference!
Vegetarians, look away now - the time-honoured tradition of the Sunday roast is alive and well in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. What started in England centuries ago as a meal after church has stood the test of time and is now enjoyed by families around the world. Local eateries are jumping on board with sumptuous spreads perfect for lazy, long lunches.
The School Holidays are upon us and whether you’re looking for the perfect activity for young explorers, crafty culture kids or outdoorsy youngsters we’ve got you covered.
The Yarra Valley is a haven of beautiful destination choices just one hour’s drive east of Melbourne. All of this made even better by visiting mid-week. Find out our top reasons why the Yarra Valley is better mid-week.
Yarra Valley Gumboot Season; more fun than you can poke a stick at.
High tea in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges – it’s the ultimate in food indulgence.