28 . 03 . 2014


Family owned for over 30 years, Cecconi’s Flinders Lane Restaurant & Cellar Bar celebrated their new look and seasonal menu for 2014 on Wednesday 26 March, hosting an intimate 5 course degustation by the Bortolotto family for friends of Cecconi’s, media and VIP guests.

In celebration of the new look, Cecconi’s head chef Daniel Kranjcic presented an exclusive tasting menu of perfect autumnal tones paired with matching wines, whilst local singer-songwriter Emma Birdsall entertained guests with songs from her latest album.

The menu consisted of risotto with freshly shaved black truffle, Chatham Island Blue Cod with fried zucchini flowers straight from the Bortolotto family farm and a main of twice cooked duck with sweet potato puree and lime. The meal was rounded out with the Bortolotto signature caramel pannacotta with wild fig cake and macadamia ice cream and in true Italian style a platter of fromaggio, pear, dried fruits, quince paste and crackers with a local Moscato.

AMPR invited over 100 guests who enjoyed the decadent evening including media across food, design and lifestyle and key Melbourne identities including Virginia Gay, Gorgi Coghlan, Craig and Meredith Kelly, Shura Taft, Natalie Hunter, Sam Newton, Samantha Downie, Elliot Costello, Melissa Hetherington and many more.

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