La Tavola Della Famiglia Book Launch
Olimpia Bortolotto, the matriarch of Melbourne’s award-winning Cecconi’s Flinders Lane restaurant, has recently launched her first cookbook. While there is no shortage of cookbooks on the market (especially when it comes to the Italian cooking section of any book provider), La Tavola Della Famiglia manages to stand out from the crowd. Translating to The Table of the Family, the more-than-just-a-cookbook cookbook shares with readers warming tales of Olimpia’s heritage and journey, laying out the pivotal inspirations and backdrop behind the recipes that have been cooked over decades past.
“A great dish is the result of carefully selected ingredients combining together in perfect harmony. Like cooking, this book is the culmination of years of special memories shared with family, friends and food.”
I was recently invited to attend the book launch for La Tavola Della Famiglia, and I would like to thank Cecconi’s Flinders Lane and AMPR for both the opportunity to attend this event and a copy of the gorgeous book.
Some snap shots from the event:
The lady of the hour, Olimpia Bortolotto.
Freshly squeezed orange juices and Spicy Virgin Marys.
Spiced fruit compote, granola & yoghurt.
Freshly baked muffin - quince, cinnamon & mascarpone.
Crispy bacon & sausage skewers.
Truffled egg cone.
Salami and fontina toast.
Much like Cecconi’s Flinders Lane relaunch event from earlier this year, the book launch event was filled with great food and merriment. Given the tasty delights of both visits to Cecconi’s, this blogger is looking forward to taking some of Olimpia’s recipes for a spin!