Pasta Battle

Date: Thursday, 11 October 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Hyde Park Palms, Hyde Park North (St James Station), Elizabeth St

This event has now sold out.

Pasta Battle is back and there’s fun times to be had with these contemporary pasta legends.
Indulge in a four-course dinner created by The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide’s 2017 Chef of the Year Federico Zanellato from the two-hatted LuMi; Federica Andrisani from one of Hobart’s most talked about restaurants, Fico; and Joel Valvasori-Pereza from Lulu La Delizia, this year named Top Restaurant in WA in the prestigious The Australian Financial Review’s Top Restaurants Awards.

Andrisani changed the face of Italian cooking in Tassie, with her restaurant contributing to Hobart’s pushing-the-boundaries, ultra-exciting dining scene. Meanwhile, Zanellato has just come back from a culinary sojourn throughout Italy, and is ready to lay down some modern inspiration he picked up along the way. Valvasori-Pereza not only won the gong for Top Restaurant in WA in Australia’s Top Restaurant Awards, he’s also picked up a Chefs Hat in the 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

This is an event that always sells out very quickly, so grab your tickets fast, and prepare for a lip-smacking, carb-loading Pasta Battle!




Federico Zanalotti
LuMi Dining

Federico, the chef and owner behind Sydney’s LuMi, comes from Este – a small town near Veneto. He left little Este, with its thousand-year-old castle and river running through the middle of it, and spent his early career working in the top European restaurants. It was on this sabbatical that he found his way to working the kitchen at Noma. He then trained at Ryugin in Tokyo, before he eventually came to Australia and made it home.

We’re very glad he did.

Federico was The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide’s 2017 Chef of the Year and his restaurant LuMi, now a Sydney institution, was awarded two chefs hats.

He also trained in the kitchens of Attica, currently ranked Number 4 in The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top Restaurants, and was four years at the helm of Ormeggio at the Spit, securing them two chef hats.

He opened LuMi with his wife, sommelier Michela Boncagni, where they heralded in a new approach with an Italian degustation menu. LuMi also gives a nod to Japan, with an emphasis on the principles of umami, as well as the country’s aesthetics as well.

Lumi is Italian for small lights, but Federico and his team are one very big shining light for the Sydney food scene and Good Food Month.

Federica Andrisani

It was with great luck five years ago that Federica Andrisani met fellow chef Oskar Rossi whilst in Northern Italy. The two became an incredible partnership and, lucky for us, eventually decided to set up shop in his hometown, Hobart.

The result: restaurant Fico, an innovative bistro serving some classic European fare with neo-Japanese influence. There’s an holistic attention to detail here, with wine, music, service and local produce being on point.

We’re sorry that Andrisani’s hometown of Napoli lost such a wonderful cooking talent, but she is such an incredible talent, we also hope she stays on our shores for a long time yet.

Joel Valvasori-Pereza
Lulu La Delizia

Valvasori-Pereza is a well-loved chef who’s won a string of awards. He picked up the Top Restaurant in WA gong in The Australian Financial Review Australia’s Top Restaurant Awards, and he also won a chefs hat in the 2018 Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide. He’s a chef that is synonymous with the glorious time that is: the modern pasta era.

Bringing the tastes of his hometown Friuli, the mountainous border region in Italy’s north-east, Valvasori-Pereza has made an art out of old school. He garnered a cult following when he was at the helm out Perth’s Lalla Rookh, and his followers certainly stayed loyal with his restaurant, Lulu La Delizia.

It’s such a pleasure to get to eat Valvasori-Pereza’s food when he crosses the country for tasty events with Good Food Month.


6:30pm Thursday, 11 October 2018

Hyde Park North (St James Station), Elizabeth St

$150 + transaction fee (Ticket includes: 4 course sit-down dinner with Brand's Laira wines and beer provided by James Squire)

Terms and Conditions

This event is strictly 18+.

Entry will not be permitted to guests under 18 years of age.

Attendees must carry with them valid photo ID as proof of age and will be required to present this upon entry.

Please note that seating at this event will be at share tables and seating allocations will be advised at the event. If you plan on attending this event with friends who are booking tickets separately, please notify us at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your request.

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