Now Open: Oster, a Modern Take on a Traditional Northern Italian Osteria

Written for Broadsheet Pasta is my thing. I’ve been shovelling it down by the bucketload since I was a kid. I’ve sat in my nonna’s kitchen for hours perfecting the gnocchi roll and churning out sheets of lasagne on her manual machine. A part-time job at a deli taught me about the different shapes –… Continue reading Now Open: Oster, a Modern Take on a Traditional Northern Italian Osteria

A Welcoming, Family Run Trattoria in the City

Written for Broadsheet Melbourne Stepping into Pentolina, the family influence is immediately clear. “I realised it’s not something that one man can achieve on his own. It needs to be a full family effort,” says co-owner Julia Picone. In the kitchen, Julia’s husband and business partner Matt Picone uses a pentolina(little saucepan) to mix sauce into… Continue reading A Welcoming, Family Run Trattoria in the City