Sogni D’Oro Aperitivo Danzante is a collaboration between Carlton institution Brunetti, wine makers Two Italian Boys and White Rabbit Entertainment. I was invited to check out the 1950s inspired Act I “La Dolce Vita”, which launched the series on Friday 17 October.
Fresh mozzarella was being made on the spot courtesy of Giorgio Linguanti from That’s Amore Cheese. It was, unsurprisingly given how fresh it was, very good.
There was a lot of food on the night, and nobody was left standing around getting hungry as cold platters full of bread, cheese and small goods and hot wood fired pizzas and arancini were being constantly served. I had to leave earlier than I would have liked so unfortunately I missed out on the pasta and the alcohol-infused Aperitif gelato.
Two Italian Boys launched their 2013 vintage Prosecco on the night which, unlike in previous years, was made in Valdobbiadene in Italy’s Treviso region which is famous for its Prosecco. I had a glass (or two) and thought that it was a really good example of the style.
It wasn’t just the food that was in constant supply. There were 2 bars and several waiters making sure that nobody was thirsty.
The vibe was fun and had a very Italian flavour about it. At times it felt like an Italian wedding at the part of the night when the formalities are done with and everyone lets their hair down. Food, drink, music (courtesy of the live DJ), dancing and conversation – it was good, old fashioned fun with a variety of age groups mingling in the crowd.
Act I might be done and dusted, however there is still more to come. Act II will take place on December 4th at Brunetti Carlton and the beach themed Act III will be held on January 23rd at Brunetti City Square, with the entirity of City Square being taken over for the event. Salut!