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  • Published: 2 July 2007
  • ISBN: 9781920989712
  • Imprint: Lantern
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $45.00
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Grossi Florentino: Secrets & Recipes


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'The Florentino' is one of Melbourne's most famous and enduring restaurants. Generations of Australians have met, conversed, done deals and partied within its impressive surroundings.

This history of the Florentino is intertwined with Melbourne's history, and with the history of Italian migration to Australia and its influence on local culture and eating habits. Beginning in 1900 as a wine cafe at the wrong end of town, it developed into a fine dining establishment that became the place to be seen. One of the first cafes in Melbourne to offer espresso coffee and homemade pasta, what became Grossi Florentino is now considered the city's best Italian restaurant. Its clientele has included prime ministers and politicians, corporate leaders, artists, writers, musicians, journalists and socialites, many of whom share their memories and anecdotes in these pages.

  • Pub date: 2 July 2007
  • ISBN: 9781920989712
  • Imprint: Lantern
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 232
  • RRP: $45.00
Categories:

About the Authors

Guy Grossi

Guy Grossi is a devoted chef and restaurateur. He is the owner of Grossi Restaurants including Grossi Florentino, Merchant Osteria Veneta, Ombra Salumi Bar, Arlechin Food and Wine Bar, Pezzo and Garum Perth.

Recognised as one of the country's leading authorities on Italian food, he has been sought after to train and mentor within the industry and evoke thinking around the future of food and hospitality. Guy is a recent Fellow of the International Specialised Skills Institute and Co-founder of the Melbourne Tomato Festival.

His passions lie within his cooking and sourcing pure ingredients prepared with integrity. Guy is driven to share his knowledge and experiences through his bestselling books: Love Italy, Recipes From My Mother's Kitchen, My Italian Heart and Grossi Florentino – Secrets and Recipes.

Guy is devoted to preserving culture and traditions and is also a dedicated philanthropist, committing much of his personal time and funds to assisting young people in need and mentoring others.

Guy's restaurants consistently attract praise but what gives him the most joy is the satisfaction of feeding a hungry diner.

Jan McGuinness

Jan McGuinness has worked as a senior journalist, editor and columnist for newspapers and magazines in Australia and overseas, including the Age, the National Times and the Bulletin. She has written extensively about food, set up newspaper food and lifestyle sections and contributed to and compiled sections of the Age Good Food Guide. At ABC TV she has worked as a current affairs reporter and producer and as Commissioning Editor, Arts and Entertainment.


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