On the Smeg Main Stage

Cooking Demonstrations

Featuring Melbourne’s best Italian chefs and providores, the Smeg Main Stage will be hosted by Pat Nourse (Food Critic / Editor – Gourmet Traveller), Tony Tan (Journalist / Food Critic – Gourmet Traveller) and Caterina Borsato (Owner – Caterina’s Cucina e Bar).

Entry to Marketplace and Cooking Demonstrations is included in your general admission ticket.


11:30pm  Carmine Costantini (Pasta Adagio) + Umberto Fratalli (Fratalli Olive Oil)
Cooked: Italian Olive Oil 
 hosted by Caterina Borsato

12:15pm  Daniel Tonin (Pasta Classica/Danny Pasta)
Pasta + Parmigiano Reggiano Pairing
hosted by Tony Tan

1:00pm  Rosa Mitchell (Rosa’s Canteen) + Rita Fernanda (Rita Fernanda & Son’s)
Artichoke Masterclass
hosted by Caterina Borsato

1:45pm  Tim Austin (La Bonta) + Tuki Trout Farm
Slow Cooked Lamb Neck hosted by Tony Tan

2:30pm   Adam Pruckner (Small Axe Kitchen) + Mark Singarella (Vino Bambino)
Seafood + Italian Wine Pairing Masterclass
hosted by Pat Nourse

3.15pm  Johnny di Francesco (400 Gradi) with Head Pizzaiolo Mariano De Giacomi
Flour Masterclass for Pizza
hosted by Caterina Borsato

4.00pm  Andrea Papadakis + Alberto Fava (Tipo 00) with Matt Donnelly (Mushrooms Anonymous)
Pine Mushroom Tortelloni hosted by Pat Nourse

4.45pm  Rina D’Alessandro (Zia Rina’s Cucina) + Simon Friend (Friend & Burrell)
Tartufi Australiani Masterclass
hosted by Caterina Borsato

5.15pm  Luca Ciano (Consorzio del Prosciutto di Parma) + Giorgio Liguanti (That’s Amore Cheese)
The Love Child of Prosciutto + Ricotta hosted by Pat Nourse

6.00pm  Tony Cannata (Woodstock Pizzicheria) 
Nutella Masterclass hosted by Tony Tan

Food program subject to change