a series of dinners
dedicated to the most contemporary Italian cuisine, culture and lifestyle

La commedia dei golosi

Saturday 20 October

The Mandalay Reception

219 Clarke Street

5-course Italian dinner

A contemporary interpretation of the baroque recipes from Veneto

Vegan menu

Our chef from Maccaroni Osteria is pleased to offer a totally vegan Italian menu


A rare selection of imported Italian organic wines

La commedia dei golosi

The first event from the series Notti Italiane features La Commedia Dell'Arte and the traditional cuisine of the Veneto region.

Traditional menu from Venice & Veneto

The concept of "LA COMMEDIA DEI GOLOSI" will be a five course fine dinner with paired wines hosted by the talented Italian chef Alessandra D'Angelo from Maccaroni Osteria Italiana in Clifton Hill

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Vegan menu option

Our Chef Alessandra is well renowned within the vegan community for her absolutely unique and mouthwatering vegan-italian specialities.

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Paired wines

Included in the offer, a rare selection of biodynamic vegan wines and exclusive grappa imported from Italy

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Theatrical performance

The guests will be entertained during the event by stage actor Fabio Motta who will perform with masks from La Commedia dell'Arte (Arlecchino, Pantalone, Zanni) and extracts form the works of the Nobel Prize Dario Fo.

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The Mandalay

20 October 2018

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Feed your soul and appetite

Eat, drink and enjoy some out of the ordinary piece of Italian culture: an improvised one-man comedy based on the
tradition of Commedia dell'arte and the Italian spirit.

L' arte di arrangiarsi
The art of getting by

What is the Italian spirit? Commedia dell'arte, also know as 'Italian comedy' or 'improvised comedy' has at its heart a possibility...'L'arte di Arrangiarsi' (The art of getting by). This ability of being resourceful, spontaneous, making the most of every situation, regardless of how possible or impossible it may seem - is keenly present in the commedia characters. Perhaps even more importantly, it may be the key to this tradition's popularity for over three centuries and beyond. Commedia dell'arte has created a lasting influence on Shakespeare, Moliere', opera, vaudeville, sit- coms and has given a propitious birth to modern theatre. Fabio Motta will lead us on a journey from some of the stock characters of commedia, it's history and how 'l'arte di arrangiarsi' and it's Italian spirit continues to inspire not only himself but Italian food, cinema, fashion as well as the rest of world.

Fabio Motta

Fabio Motta is an actor and clown who had the fortune of performing and devising theatre in Australia, Italy andthe United states. Most recently he played Judge Brack in Hotel Now's theadaptation of Hedda Gabler: 'Her father's daughter' at the StonnigtonCity Council. He also played Benedick in Melbourne's Shakespeare's Companyproduction of Much Ado. Other notable credits include; Three Sisters (NewYork Theatre Workshop), My Uncle Chekhov directed by Aleksey Burago(West End Theatre) and Pal Joey directed by Robert McQueen (HB Studios).He has toured Australia with Polka Theatre’s ‘Charlie and Lola Best Bestest play’ and Extremely NewPlay performing at the Sydney Opera House. He was a conservatorycompany member at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Garrison, New York)performing in repertory in; Measure for Measure, As you like it and thedevised clown show So Please You. His TV and film work includes CarlaCametti PD, Canal Road, Ronny Chang International student, Utopia season 4 andHating Alison Ashley. He trained  at the Accademia Teatrale Veneta(Italy) in Commedia Dell'Arte, at HB studio in New York, 16th Street ActorsStudio and with clown master Philippe Gaulier. Fabio also teaches clowning,commedia dell'arte, theatre as play (Le Jeu) and is in the process ofcertifying himself in Fitzmaurice Voicework.

He is grateful for the opportunityto be sharing his very first one-person show
'The Art of Getting By' with you all!

The menu shows that we care

Two different menus for any dietary requirement: from traditionl to vegan, ask and you'll be served

Traditional menu from Veneto


Ostrica ubriaca
Prosecco di Valdobbiadene stewed oyster,
pink pepper berries with a scent of dill on a prosecco gelée


Sarde in saor
Butterflied sardine in a crunchy batter,
with sweet and sour onion and sultana sauce

Baccala’ mantecato
Mousse of cured cod on a bed of celery salad
served with parchment bread


Risi e bisi al forno
Baked peas and pancetta risotto with velvet pea mousse


Coscia d’anatra al ragu’ di castagne
Roasted duck leg with chestnut ragout
on a layer of  Biancoperla polenta


Pannacotta caffe’ e Frangelico 
Coffee pannacotta served with
Frangelico chocolate and caramelized almond

Vegan menu inspired to Veneto


Boccone di calamaro vegano ubriaco
Prosecco di Valdobbiadene stewed vegan calamaro,    
pink pepper berries with a scent of dill on a prosecco gelée


Fiori di zucca ripieni
Baked zucchini flower stuffed with potato, olive,
semidried tomato and capers with pumpkin mousse

Sedano rapa mantecato
Mousse of celeriac on stewed beetroot
served with parchment bread


Risi e bisi al forno
Baked peas risotto with velvet pea mousse


Salsicette al ragu’ di Porcini
Vegan sausage with porcini ragout
on a layer of  yellowcorn  polenta


Pannacotta caffe’ e Frangelico 
Vegan coffee pannacotta served with
Frangelico chocolate and caramelized almond

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5-course dinner with buy out option traditional or vegan menu, paired wines and theatrical performance


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Corporate table of 8 people

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Only for members of the following associations

ICCI - Italian Chamber of Commerce
IIC - Italian Institute of Culture
European Women in Business
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Events of contemporary Italian cuisine, culture and lifestyle

A series of four Italian dinners with traditional and vegan menu options with paired organic wines each encompassing a different
cultural entertainment ranging from theatre, cinema, art or music.

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A menu selection that ranges from traditional Italian to the most sophisticated vegan-italian options


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