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Gourmet Institute: Guy Grossi

Guy Grossi makes a strong case for Rome as the flavour capital of the world with a menu inspired by the Italian holiday of ferragosto.

Guy Grossi, the next chef to host a Gourmet Institute cooking event in 2018. On the menu? A Roman feast.

Embrace the spirit of ferragosto, Italy's favourite holiday festival, by joining Melbourne's favourite Italian chef and throwing together dishes packed with flavour that will please even the most demanding crowd. Guy Grossi draws on the no-holds-barred style of Rome to present big, bold dishes worthy of the caput mundi: yellowfin tuna with the salty smack of bottarga and the tang of pickled fennel segues into rich, robust braised oxtail, cut with the bite of cime di rapa. And it wouldn't be a Roman holiday without some serious pasta: toasted-wheat tonarelli with pig's cheek and pecorino doesn't disappoint.

*Braised oxtail with cime di rapa (top) and tuna, bottarga and pickled fennel.*
Braised oxtail with cime di rapa (top) and tuna, bottarga and pickled fennel.

Event details:

Chef
Guy Grossi

Theme
Roman holiday

Location
Harvey Norman Chadstone, 699 Warrigal Rd, Chadstone, Vic

Date and time
7pm, Wednesday 11 July

Tickets
$65 each; book here