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Published May 17th 2018
An Italian-style Feast in Angaston
Slow Food is generally defined as "food that has been prepared with care, using high-quality local and seasonal ingredients."
The philosophies surrounding and supporting the Slow Food Movement touch on concepts including sustainability, tradition, wellness and quality of life.
As well as offering lunch, dinner, coffee and cake, Matteo runs a cooking school at Casa Carboni where he teaches participants how to prepare regional Italian dishes using the very best Barossa produce.
The Casa Carboni 'wine list' comprises a substantial collection of empty bottles, mostly from European wine regions, with a price written on each. I found it informative to read wine details on labels to help me decide.
Did I mention Casa Carboni offers a limited menu? Actually, I saw no menu at all. Matteo bases his dishes on the freshest and most flavoursome ingredients he is able to source each day. My pasta meal was a testament to the theory that a menu should be based on the best produce available at the time.
That day my pasta was served with earthy porcini mushrooms and a pesto-style sauce made with fresh parsley, local, extra virgin olive oil and a generous amount of fragrant garlic. Buonissimo.
Casa Carboni stocks artisan-made Italian and Australian pantry goods and homewares including chocolate, linen, knives and mouth-blown, handcrafted wine glasses from Slovenia. I bought two glasses to enhance my enjoyment of Barossa Valley wine purchases.