Stefano Manfredi – Food, Wine, and Australian Society

Join us for a real treat on 14th September!

Fettuccine, Chorizo, Cappuccino, Sushi, Cabernet Sauvignon. These words are common place and are understood and appreciated by most Australians today. But only 50 years ago we were more familiar with devon, mint sauce, vegemite and porphyry pearl, while cheese came from a blue packet wrapped in alfoil.

The post-war migration era has seen Australia’s emergence as one of the most cosmopolitan and dynamic societies in the world. It has also resulted in the growth of businesses and cultural activities, and variety in foods, wine, restaurants, fashion, art and architecture. Choosing a restaurant to eat today is not a simple decision. Choices include restaurant or cafe; inside or out; a myriad of ethnicities; types of eating – a la carte, degustation, tapas, small bites; BYO or licensed.

The contribution of food and wine to Australian society is beyond the immediate pleasures of consumption and experience. It has supported our understanding of other cultures, nations and religions, while fine food and wine are also significant contributors to the Australian economy.

At the next public forum of the New Institute, Stefano Manfredi a leading providore and exponent of modern Italian cuisine in Australia, will review this profound transformation of Australia when he presents ’The Contribution of Food and Wine to Australian Society’.

Born in the Lombardy region of northern Italy, Stefano and his family settled in Australia in 1961. His first restaurant opened in 1983, transforming the way the cuisine of Italy was perceived in Australia. His restaurant is the only Italian restaurant to have attained the coveted 3-hat rating from the SMH Good Food Guide. More recently, he has branched out into broader hospitality with restaurant and fine boutique accommodation at Bell’s Killcare and Pretty Beach.  He is also a nationally influential food writer, with a weekly column in the Sydney Morning Herald.

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VENUE: South Leagues Club, Llewellyn St.  Merewether.    
DATE: Tuesday 14th September 2010  
TIME: 7.00 till 8.30pm  ADMISSION: $5
FURTHER INFORMATION:  Krysia Walker  0428 601692
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