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The words ‘sexy’ and ‘pizza’ may not conventionally be used in the same sentence. But Remo Nicolini’s Italian creation, A25, delivers just that. Since opening earlier this year, the South Yarra restaurant has been transporting diners to the pizzerias of Rome, serving up authentic Italian fare in a bright and modern dining space created by Luke Henley.

Taking inspiration from the Italian experience of owner Nicolini, Henley worked with them to combine the best of Rome and the costal town of Pescara.

A Sophia Loren mural looks down over diners from the pizzeria wall with the duo’s mantra ‘Pizza is Sexy’ scrawled across it in bright neon pink lights. The influence of Pescara, a town famous for its party vibe, is felt by these splashes of pink, which you’ll see on the pizza boxes decorating the space and hints on the menus.

The A25 menu aligns the traditional with the new combining the influence lauded chef Raymond Capaldi, offering five ‘crazy pizzas’ as well as some much loved favourites, all made with the finest Italian ingredients. The L.S.D pizza pairs cream of dates and Italian sausage, sprinkled with licorice dust, pecorino shavings and radicchio.

A25 is the perfect balance of tradition and innovation, backed by authentic Italian cuisine and a pair of hospitality masterminds.

WHERE: 720 Chapel St, South Yarra VIC 3141
(03) 9826 2233


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The highly sort after 2015 Stout from Moo Brew is being unveiled at Beer DeLuxe this International Beer Day in a five course degustation evening. The dinner pays homage to Moo Brew’s seasonal vintage stout beers from 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and then the highly anticipated 2015 seasonal brew.
Moo Brew is well known within the beer industry, particularly for their exclusive once off seasonal stouts. With the brewery itself installed at MONA as part of the Moorilla Estate, each brew developed by the Moo Brew team is inspired by art; with the concept of flavours, textures and palate being an artistic and sensory experience.
The 2015 Stout Beer is not yet released to the public, and Melburnians can secure their first taste at Beer DeLuxe Fed Square on the 7th of August.
DATE AND TIME: 7 August 2015 at 7pm
WHERE: Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square, Melbourne
COST: $90 per person, includes five courses with matched Moo Brew seasonal stout brews (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and the unveil of 2015)
BOOKINGS: Bookings are essential. Call Beer DeLuxe Federation Square on 96630166.
Mamma Carla and Valerio

Mamma Carla and Valerio

With a focus of family at the heart of La Svolta, chef and owner Valerio Calabro’s mother, Mamma Carla, will travel across the glove from the picturesque Tuscan countryside to join her son and co-owner Pino Russo in the kitchen to create a traditional Livornese feast on Thursday 13th August.
Food has played a significant role in both their lives and the Livornese Seafood feast will see the pair, along with Mamma Carla’s surrogate son and co owner Pino Russo, reunited in the kitchen serving authentic, fresh seafood dishes such as Cacciucco, a rich seafood stew with toasted La Svolta homemade bread rubbed with garlic and Mamma Carla’s delicious family favourite, seafood lasagna.

The night is set to be a feast of fine Tuscan food, fresh flavours and a rich Italian experience not to be missed.

Livorno, a port town located 45 minutes from Florence, is well known for it’s fresh seafood and seafood inspired dishes. The four-course seafood feast with matched wine for $110.00 will reflect what the people of Livorno regularly eat.

DATE AND TIME: 13 August 2015 at 6:30pm
WHERE:  450 Hampton Street, Hampton VIC, 3188
COST: $110 per person, includes four courses with matched wine.
BOOKINGS: Bookings are essential. Call La Svolta

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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