Pochi ma Buoni – ‘Small but Great’

Pochi ma Buoni – ‘Small but Great’

Pop-up regional Italian dining experiences in the Australian countryside

SO WHERE ARE WE POPPING UP NEXT?

We are out scouting for a charming country venue for our winter polenta pop-up party. We actually think we’ve found it, so stay tuned to our Facebook page or sign up to our e:news to be first to find out…

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Pochi PopUp Winter Polenta Party – Winter 2017

This is going to be a truly authentic experience of regional Italian cooking, starring fresh local produce from regional Australia. We have found a polenta board made from Australian Camphor Laurel, which has amazing natural antibacterial properties and is an ideal wood for serving food from. So we are going REALLY traditional for this event, and throwing the polenta down the table and giving everyone a fork to eat straight from the table. There will be at least three toppings on the polenta, including local venison (slow-cooked in a red wine & tomato sauce), as well as spicy seasonal vegetables and blue cheese sauce. What’s polenta we hear you say – it’s a corn porridge, similar to mashed potato (but even tastier). For hundreds of years, Italian families look forward to winter to make polenta and cover it in rich sauces, accompanied by great wine and company!

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Pilgrimage of Elevation for the 2017 Orange Wine Festival – 15 October 2017

Presented by See Saw Wines and Pochi ma Buoni, this will be a journey through the three See Saw Wines vineyards to experience the wines at varying elevations – accompanied by 4 Italian courses of food along the way. Your wine tasting pilgrimage takes in the region’s first Prosecco block, an organic vineyard and ends at the beautiful Balmoral Vineyard.

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About Pochi ma Buoni

Our Pochi ma Buoni (Small but Great) pop-up events are regional Italian dining experiences held in some of the best cellar doors and unusual and charming country venues in our Australian home region of Orange in Central NSW. Paolo cooks in what is known as the ‘cucina casareccia’ style of regional Italian dining – where authentic, homemade meals are prepared by home cooks using fresh, local ingredients and following traditional recipes. He sources fresh local seasonal produce for each event and matches the dishes carefully to bring out the best in the stunning regional cool climate wines.

What’s Pochi ma Buoni mean?

Pronounced something like “pokey-ma-bwonnie”, if someone invites you to a party in Paolo’s home region of Ciociaria (just 1 hour from Rome), and they tell you it’s going to be “pochi ma buoni” then you know it’s going to be good. It’s a fun phrase used by youthful Italians to refer to an event that is small and select, but which attracts like-minded and gregarious people. Directly translated it means“only for the very few, but very good”, however we like to explain it more simply as ’Small but Great’.

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Good people, good food, good wine – good times.

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