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Masterchef Meets Mercato - Tuesday 1st August

Masterchef Meets Mercato - Tuesday 1st August

MasterChef 2017 contestant Eloise Praino hosts an interactive cooking demonstration and 3 course dinner with matching wines.  Adelaide's own Eloise is back from her journey with Masterchef and wants to share the experience with you. Join her at Mercato for an interactive demonstration of how to prepare three of her creations from the...

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Upcoming events @ Mercato - JUNE

Upcoming events @ Mercato - JUNE

MERCATO EATS: WINE & CHEESE - 8TH JUNE - $50 PER PERSON Escape these cold and grey days of Winter with big and bold cheeses and wines of Italy! We have selected our favourite Italian cheeses and wines and will share with you their story. The evening will allow you...

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Upcoming Events @ Mercato - Piedmont - Mushrooms - Salumi

Upcoming Events @ Mercato - Piedmont - Mushrooms - Salumi

THURSDAY 18TH MAY | 6.30PM ONWARDS | $75 PER PERSON Join us for a dinner of Piemontese classics by our chef Salvatore as Chris and Barolo-maestro David Ridge  guide you through a fascinating snapshot of the areas wines. BOOK NOW! Mercato invites you to our very first Mushroom foraging tour in...

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Pandolfa & Pasta Night - Thursday 16th Feb @ 6pm

Pandolfa & Pasta Night - Thursday 16th Feb @ 6pm

Sangiovese with a real story from a unique place - Emilia Romagna “Their aim here is to make a pure expression of Sangiovese as it is known in Emilia Romagna. These wines really test what we know about the variety and how versatile it can be." The wines of Tenuta...

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ITALY'S WHITE WINE OF THE YEAR 2017 - TENUTA DI TAVIGNANO 'MISCO' SUPERIORE

ITALY'S WHITE WINE OF THE YEAR 2017 - TENUTA DI TAVIGNANO 'MISCO' SUPERIORE

Tenuta di Tavignano has been awarded Tre Bicchieri (3 wine glasses) and Italy's White Wine of the Year at the recent Gambero Rosso Awards in Italy! “Tenuta di Tavignano is an excellent choice for delicious Verdicchio that wont break the bank. Although terrific on their own, these varietally expressive whites...

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La Cantina Foodie Diary: Cacio y pepe in Rome

La Cantina Foodie Diary: Cacio y pepe in Rome

When I'm not eating food, I'm thinking about food. And of course, when it comes to Italian food one cannot simply just eat it! It must be washed down with good Italian vino! This year, I thought I'd share with you my favourite Italian recipies/food videos and pair them with...

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La Cantina New Years' Resolution: Drink more vino!

La Cantina New Years' Resolution: Drink more vino!

Well, it's that time of year again when we all say; "New Year, New Me". If you havent locked in your New Years Resolution, or are dreading even just the thought of it, we've come up with a few resolutions that we don't need much motivation to achieve. Take a...

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Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents; Formaggi

Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents; Formaggi

Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents; Formaggi Saturday 24th December (Christmas Eve) Like Salumi, the regional cheese of Italy tell a story about the way many people were living until the beginning of last century. In some of the most remote places, particulary int he North, very little has changed:...

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Mercato's 12 days of Christmas presents; Salumi [smallgoods]

Mercato's 12 days of Christmas presents; Salumi [smallgoods]

Mercato's 12 days of Christmas presents; Salumi [smallgoods] Friday 23rd December "Cured meats are a true representation of the cultural background of a society; they are the voice of the people, and have been over hundreds of years. Italy was mostly an agricultural country only a hundred years ago. Most...

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Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents: Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!

Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents: Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate!

Mercato's 12 Days of Christmas presents: Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate! Thursday 22nd December The name Alemagna is synonymous with pastry, chocolate and desserts in Milan. Milanese brothers Tancredi and Alberto Alemagna were born with chocolate in their blood. In 2007 they launched the T'a Milano brand, specialising in artisan...

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