Anyone who has a Nonna knows that she’s the greatest person in their life. And anyone who doesn’t have a Nonna wishes they did.
It’s thanks to Nonnas that we have some of Sydney’s best chefs—think Andrew Cibej of Vini, Berta, and 121BC, Sara Oteri of Masterchef fame, Massimo Mele and Luca Ciano—all of whom have learnt from, and have been inspired by the traditional cooking values of their Nonnas.
Nonnas are so darn great that they’re now getting the festival celebration that they deserve! It’ll be even bigger and better than the annual Tomato Day that they’re used to.
Running over two weeks, Sandhurst's Festival Of Nonna will include workshops and dinners so that you can learn from the best Nonnas in the biz, AND enjoy their cooking—all while celebrating everything they’ve done for us.
If the thought of making your own gnocchi sounds a bit daunting, or if full Sicilian lunches seem like a bit of a big ask, then you’re in for a treat. Top chefs and their Nonnas will be holding workshops to walk you through a whole range of traditional Italian cooking techniques and dishes.
If you’re not so much about the cooking and more about the eating, you can also just grab tickets for dinner. Picture this: a five-course dinner cooked by Andrew Cibej, with wine and prosecco in a rooftop garden, for $50!
What: Festival Of Nonna
When: 17-27 November, 2016
Where: 107 Projects, Redfern
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Image credit: Supplied by Sandhurst from ‘Luca’s Seasonal Journey’ by Luca Ciano. Published by New Holland Publishers.