Melbourne favourites MoVida and Piccolina Gelateria have joined forces to bring you an iconic Spanish banquet of tapas and sharing plates for you to heat and enjoy at home, followed by three bespoke Spanish-inspired gelato flavours conceived of by chef Frank Camorra.
MoVida’s owner Frank Camorra says, “If anything in the world brings as much joy as gelato I’d like to know what it is! Especially in these difficult times it’s a joy to continue doing what we love doing, bringing people enjoyment through what MoVida and Piccolina both do best”.
The banquet will centre on MoVida’s philosophy to use the best possible seasonal Australian produce to showcase and celebrate Spanish food culture and flavours.
The dishes include traditional TAPAS: Huevas – whipped cod roe served with Spanish picos; Guindillas – pickled guindilla peppers; Boccadillo de Miguel – poached chicken boccadillo in spicy saffron sauce. RACIONES: Vieira en Escabeche – Bass Strait scallops poached in escabeche sauce; Pez – lightly cured kingfish with romesco and pickled cucumber; Corona de Pato – Milawa free-range duck crown, glazed with Pedro Ximenez and served with frutos secos; Cogollos – Sara Schreurs baby cos with Conservas Emilia artisan anchovy dressing; Esparagos – poached Victorian asparagus with herb butter.
The gelato is inspired by traditional Spanish flavours and pairs perfectly with the banquet. The result is three decadent flavours including Fig Leaf, which involves churning 24-hour fig-leaf-infused milk into a creamy gelato; Crema Catalana, a traditionally rich and creamy Spanish dessert infused with orange, lemon and a hint of cinnamon and Piña Colada Sorbet, which blends coconut milk, pineapple and white rum.
Piccolina Gelateria owner, Sandra Foti says, “I have so many great memories of meals shared at MoVida; it was a thrill to team up with Frank to create something fun and unique for Melbournians to look forward to, especially with access to these iconic places on hold”.
The banquet will be available for pre-order only via the Alimentaria website and can be collected from Piccolina Hawthorn, Piccolina Collingwood, Piccolina St Kilda and MoVida Original CBD or delivered to your door for a small fee. The banquet will need some finishing touches from you at home.
MoVida × Piccolina Spanish Banquet
Banquet: Serves 2 people and includes a 1L tub of gelato
Purchase Information: Pre-order at www.alimentaria.com.au
Available: Friday 16 & Saturday 17 October
Pick up times: Friday pick-up 12pm–7.30pm; Saturday pick-up 12pm–7.30pm
Order cut off times: 4pm the day prior or until sold out
Piccolina Gelateria Hawthorn, 802 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Piccolina Gelateria Collingwood, 296 Smith Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Piccolina Gelateria St Kilda, 137c Acland Street, St Kilda VIC 3182
MoVida Original, 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000
Contactless Delivery Option: Available within a 20km radius of Melbourne CBD