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Trio of top Italian chefs cook up a unique four-course feast
Acclaimed Sydney chef Enrico Tomelleri of the hatted 10 William Street; Joel Valvasori-Pereza of Subiaco's hatted Lulu La Delizia; and Nic Wood, executive chef of the new QT's Santini Bar and Grill, are set to combine their talents for an Italian feast.
The celebratory meal is part of Good Food Month in Perth and is inspired by a quote from respected Italian chef Massimo Bottura, who said: "Success in life is about obsession".
The Italian food event brings together three of the country's best Italian chefs to present a stunning night of Italian food.
Joel Valvasori-Pereza of Subiaco's hatted Lulu La Delizia will present the 'immigrant food' of his northern Italian heritage.
The evening, to be held on Thursday, April 11, at the recently opened boutique hotel QT's Santini Bar and Grill in Perth, will be hosted by executive chef Nic Wood in the modernist-inspired, opulent surrounds of the Santini restaurant.
Wood, along with Valvasori-Pereza and Tomelleri, will present a four-course dinner with matched wines.
As well as for fans of Italian food, the one-off event is targeted at anyone who loves fabulous produce and skill and passion in cooking and will bring together all the elements of a great food experience.
Enrico Tomelleri of the acclaimed 10 William Street will add a Venetian flavour to the feast.
Valvasori-Pereza's Lulu La Delizia was recently named Top Restaurant in WA in the prestigious The Australian Financial Review's Top Restaurants Awards, while Tomelleri's 10 William Street, was ranked number 28 in the nation.
While visiting Australia last year, highly respected British chef Marco Pierre White was so impressed by Lulu La Delizia's food and Valvasori-Pereza's cooking that he declared the restaurant the best he'd eaten at in Australia.
Renowned executive chef Nic Wood's recently opened QT's Santini Bar and Grill will host the event.
Valvasori-Pereza, who says he admires the food of both Wood and Tomelleri, says each chef will be bringing their own style to the menu, each taking courses to produce with their own flair.
Tomelleri's food is based on the style of the region around Venice, while Valvasori-Pereza specializes in the style of northern Italy.
Tomelleri will bring the Japanese principles he uses in his cooking style and Valvasori-Pereza will present what he calls the "immigrant food" of his northern Italian heritage.
The event will run on April 11 from 6.30pm to 9pm at Santini Grill on the first floor of QT Perth, 133 Murray Street in the city. Tickets are $150 plus booking fee.