PASTA POETRY BRINGING BOLOGNA TO MELBOURNE
Pasta Poetry has opened its first flagship boutique store this week at 86 Station Street, Fairfield in Melbourne with online orders due to start late May and a restaurant at the same location set to open late 2021. Pasta Poetry is a concept – a celebration of freshly made and handcrafted pasta every day. Pasta Poetry’s passionate team do all the work so people can simply enjoy quality pasta at home whether you purchase it directly from the boutique store in Fairfield or make an order via phone .
The inspiration for Pasta Poetry came from walking through the laneways and porticos of Bologna which honoured the artisans and food traditions. The handcrafting of tortellini is a noble art and Bologna is abundant with rich displays. Pasta Poetry brings a love of handmade pasta to your table by preparing the perfect meal for you to simply boil and cook and experience in the comfort of your home. Pasta Poetry is a one stop shop for the perfect meal as not only can you collect one or multiple fresh pastas to cook at home from Tagliatelle to Ravioli, Gnocchi and Lasagne but also fresh potato with roasted garlic butter focaccias, wines made to match perfectly with the pasta dishes, Tiramisu and all the finishes including herb butters, fresh herbs, various sauces and cheeses can be purchased.
Pasta Poetry is located at 86 Station Street, Fairfield in Melbourne
Visit https://pastapoetry.com.au/ to view the menu
BLACKSTAR PASTRY BRING THEIR CELEBRATION CAKES TO MELBOURNE
Black Star are very excited to bring their incredible range of celebration cakes to Melbourne, all of which are now available (and have been so well received in Sydney over the years). Headlining the range is Black Star Pastry’s insta-famous Strawberry Watermelon Cake. Designed to represent the flavours of romance – think rose-scented cream, strawberries, rose petals, and the love-heart hued watermelon – it was originally developed for a friend’s wedding. The cake was so well received that it made its way into Black Star Pastry’s Newtown store in 2009, to be sold by the slice. Also available is the Chocolate Mirage, Raspberry Lychee Cake, Lemon Zen Cake, and an Orange Cake with a choice of a naked or rustic buttercream finish. For those that can’t decide which direction to take , tiered cakes can be customised to showcase a different flavour for each level.
HIGH CHEESE – THE WESTIN X MAKE & MONGER FOR THE CHEESY HIGH TEA
Launching on Friday 4 June, The Westin Melbourne’s iconic iteration of high tea – High Cheese – is back and better than ever. Collaborating with premier cheesemonger Anthony Femia of Maker & Monger, Executive Chef Michael Greenlaw has created a limited edition menu to help you get through the colder months.
Savoury temptations on the menu this year include alpine cheese scones with white wine & Gippsland Jersey butter, baked le Duc Vacherin with garlic, thyme and wine with quinoa, soya and amaranth sourdough, Cervelle de canut finger lime spread with Yarra Valley Dairy fresh curd and roquefort and
cognac dip with beurre bosc pear spiced chutney and housemade crackers. One of the showstoppers this year is the L’Artisan Grand Fleuri brie, layered with sautéed mushrooms and leeks in Oloroso sherry.
To finish on a sweet note, guests can enjoy straciatella Varrine with Four Pillars negroni marmalade, pistachio and white chocolate, Coeur à la crème – potted heart shaped Shultz Quark with preserved summer berries and walnut praline madeleines filled with whipped Marcel Petite Comté and fresh honeycomb. High Cheese is $98 per person and includes free-flowing Vittoria Coffee blends, Jing Tea herbal infusions and hot chocolate. This year, family-owned and much-loved South Australian winery Bird in Hand has also come on board to perfectly match the savoury and sweet cheese courses, including a 2017 Chardonnay, a 2014 Honeysuckle Riesling, and a 2021 Pinot Gris.
For those not wanting to venture out, High Cheese can be experienced in the comfort of your own home thanks to premium delivery service Providoor. It includes the full menu and a special high tea stand you can self-assemble.
High Cheese will be available daily in Lobby Lounge from 11am – 8pm until August 31. Bookings can be made here
The Westin Melbourne
205 Collins St
Melbourne VIC 3000