Remembering Mietta – MFWF 2012December 11, 2011
It is 20 years of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival next year, and we have decided to celebrate with a night, Remembering Mietta.
Our Executive Chef Daniel Southern will create a sumptuous five-course degustation menu with matching wines by Yering Station to honour Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Legend, the late Mietta O’Donnell.
A little about Mietta.
Mietta O’Donnell (1951-2001) was a well-known restaurateur and author. Her grandparents, Mario and Teresa Vigano, arrived in Melbourne from Milan in 1928. They went on to establish the legendary “Mario’s” restaurant, which they ran for more than thirty years. Mietta was influenced by their entertainment flair from an early age, and in 1974 she started “Mietta’s” in North Fitzroy in partnership with Tony Knox and Jules Lavarack. From 1985 until its closure in 1995 the restaurant was located in Central Melbourne where it was celebrated as a culinary and cultural institution. Together, she and her partner, photographer Tony Knox, published a number of books, including Mietta’s Italian Family Recipes, Great Australian Chefs and their annual guide, Mietta’s Best Australian Restaurants
Comme, one of Melbourne’s most famous heritage listed buildings, will host a dinner to acknowledge its famous past and present culinary history. Set among the stylish surrounds of the Grand Room executive chef Daniel Southern will create a sumptuous five-course degustation menu inspired by and in honour of Melbourne Food and Wine Festival Legend, the late Mietta O’Donnell, matched with wines by premium Victorian winery Yering Station. This evening will be a uniquely Melbourne dining experience as we remember Mietta.
This will be a night not to be missed.
When: 8 March, 7:00PM – 11:45PM
Where: Comme, Grand and Onyx Room, Melbourne
Price: $160.00 five courses including canapés and matched wines
Tickets: Available from Comme call 03 9631 4000