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.
Harvey Norman Chadstone, 699 Warrigal Rd, Chadstone, Vic
Date and time
7pm, Wednesday 11 July
$65 each; book here