You’ll be serving home-made dolci (sweets) like a true Italian once you’ve attended this class: after meals, with coffee and maybe even for breakfast!
Where: Toolern Vale, Daylesford/Macedon
Passionate chef, presenter and mentor Matteo Toffano earned some serious stripes working at three-starred Michelin restaurant Le Calandre with renowned chef Massimiliano Alajmo. He’s also been a finalist in a number of international culinary competitions, including the Uniliver Chef of the Year 2017 and 2018, and the prestigious San Pellegrino Chef of the Year 2018 (Pacific). He’s recently finished a six-year stint as chef de cuisine at Melbourne stalwart, Grossi Florentino Upstairs, and is now sharing his knowledge and passion for Italian cuisine and Australian produce through workshops and long table experiences at The Mantle in Toolern Vale.
No matter how full you might think you are, you’ve always got room for Italian dolci! Well, at least that’s the custom in Italy. It’s even customary to start your day with dolci in some parts of Italy (as if we needed another reason to love the place!). In this cooking class Matteo will teach you how to make some traditional Italian desserts – frangipane, cannoli alla Siciliana, and bomboloni – and regale you with tales of his homeland along the way.
The fruits of your labour
Make your own frangipane, cannoli alla Siciliana, and bomboloni filled with custard to take home, along with your own apron and a copy of the recipes.