I like to participate in life rather than be a spectator. Music, dancing, theatre, travelling, food, cycling and walking are some of my passions. Writing is an enjoyable pastime that allows me to share my experiences.
Sarah and Giuliano Melluso (The Wandering Italian) are a family catering team that brings delicious authentic Italian family food to you. They cater for dinner parties and other events in your home or party venue in and around Brisbane. Having Italian heritage, Giuliano learnt his trade with his family then honing and refining his skills with a stint in London working at The Ebury, Le Petit Maison in Mayfair and Michelin star restaurant Kitchen W8. In 2013, he returned to Brisbane opening his own restaurant in Kangaroo Point and now he and his wife Sarah have decided to bring a touch of the Italian festa to the people of Brisbane.
The Wandering Italian brings the tableware to you as well as the food and Sarah takes as much pride in creating a beautiful atmosphere as Giuliano takes in creating and serving your flavourful feast. Prior to your event, you have to make a decision of two Primi (entrees), one Secondi (main) and one Dolce (dessert) from the extensive $55 feasting menu. Dietary concerns can be catered for with some menu items being suitable for or able to be adjusted for vegetarians and those on gluten free diets. As well as the chosen dishes, bread and a side salad are served and the lovely Sarah will pour your byo drinks for you.
We chose to dine on mushroom and pecorino arancini, Hervey Bay scallops, lasagne with pork ragu, heirloom tomato salad with basil pesto and cannoli with two different flavoured fillings. The food was delicious and the portions were very generous with extra servings for the hungrier amongst us. By the end of the evening, we were all happily sated and some of us could not even finish dessert.
Having a dinner party brought to you is a lovely way to have a relaxing evening and a wonderful way to give the family cook a treat. The hosts can sit back and enjoy the conversation with a drink or two without worrying about spoiling the food or cleaning up.