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by Karen Ross (subscribe)
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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.

I'm always on the lookout for cafes and restaurants that are mindful of Slow Food philosophies and I recently stumbled upon one such culinary treasure in Angaston.

Casa Carboni is a welcoming establishment on the main street, run by chef Matteo Carboni, originally from Parma in Italy, and his wife Fiona.

Casa Carboni. Angaston.
Casa Carboni. Angaston.

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.

Italian Cooking School and Enoteca
Italian Cooking School and Enoteca

Three hours of hands-on meal preparation result in a delicious Italian lunch which is enjoyed with a glass of wine.

Cooking School
Casa Carboni Cooking School

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.

The 'winelist'
The 'winelist'

I settled on a Sainte Croix 'Le Fournas' medium-bodied red blend from the south of France which reminded me of last year's travels. I always love to be reminded of the south of France.

Sainte Croix
Sainte Croix

From France, my mind was transported to Italy as I watched Matteo prepare his beautiful pasta, by hand, using the freshest free range eggs from the valley and Laucke flour milled in Strathalbyn.

Matteo prepares our pasta
Matteo prepares our pasta

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.

Freshly made Pasta with Wild Mushrooms
Freshly made Pasta with Wild Mushrooms

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.
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Why? Italian-style food made with seasonal produce from the Barossa Valley.
When: Thursday - Sunday
Phone: 0415157669
Where: 67 Murray Street, Angaston. South Australia.
Cost: Three courses $55
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Great article Karen, the pasta looks amazing
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