Talent: Oskar Rossi and Federika Andrisani (Fico) | Venue: Kitchen Space | Price: $65 | This event is restricted to patrons over the age of 18 years
More than just a drink designed to whet the appetite before an evening meal, aperitivo is a state of mind - those glorious few hours when the afternoon is golden, conversation is flowing and chic drinks are accompanied by tempting morsels that hint at the meal to come. Join Fico’s chefs and co-owners Federica Andrisani and Oskar Rossi at this exclusive session, where you’ll enjoy three aperitifs, each matched with a small bite and all demonstrated and explained by the talented Fico crew. You’ll be living la dolce vita Hobart-style!
Neapolitan Federica and Tasmanian Oskar met while working at the Michelin-starred El Coq in Italy’s Veneto region four years ago and soon become partners in both work and love. They returned to Hobart, Oskar’s hometown, and made a name for themselves with successful modern Italian pop-ups before opening Fico. The menu is small but perfectly formed and the roasted, claw-on pigeon is worth overcoming any potential squeamishness for. Pasta at the restaurant is handmade and their philosophy dovetails perfectly with that of Federica’s hometown: “[in Naples] every day is a good day to stay together, with family or friends and to eat good food and drink good wine.”