Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Vivace, Brighton


Last week, I was invited to a Zomato Meetup with fellow bloggers and foodies to sample what Vivace in Brighton has to offer. We were treated to a delightful Winter Italian banquet by a cosy open fireplace with matching wines. Owner Chris Favaloro and co-host Andrew Zoli ensured we had a wonderful night whilst Andrew from Robert Oatley Wines and Executive Chef, Davide Ferraro informed us about the enchanting food and wine we were sampling. 


WHAT WE ATE AND DRANK...
On arrival, we sampled some prosciutto, arancini, olives, bread and oysters.


Matching Wine: La Gioiosa Prosecco ‘Extra Dry’ Valdobbiadene, IT


For entrée, I chose the ‘Caramelised scallops, cauliflower, chorizo, shallots, fennel & coriander’…


There was also the ‘Pumpkin, goat’s cheese & potato croquettes, crushed amaretti, beetroot, caper & raisin’…


Matching Wine: 2016 Hancock & Hancock Fiano McLaren Vale, SA

The next course was pasta. The ‘Cappellacci di oorri e patete, con fonduta di gorgonzola e tartufo - pasta parcels filled with potato & leek, truffle, blue cheese sauce’...


Matching Wine: 2016 Hancock & Hancock Grenache Rose McLaren Vale, SA


For mains we had a choice of three dishes. I opted for the ‘Porcini & wild mushroom risotto, leeks, spinach & Grana Padano’...


My dining companion picked the ‘Murray Valley 12 hour slow cooked, crisp pork belly, rhubarb, apple, onion & ginger relish, thyme roasted squash, white balsamic sauce’...


There was also the ‘Roast lamb loin, pistachio brioche crust, smoked eggplant, asparagus, sweet bread’.

Matching Wines: 2014 Hancock & Hancock Cabernet Touriga McLaren Vale, SA,
2014 Hancock & Hancock Shiraz Grenache McLaren Vale, SA

We finished our amazing Italian dinner with dessert. I was tempted by the ‘Panna cotta, white chocolate & vanilla, fresh strawberries, balsamic, pistachio praline’...


Whilst my dining companion chose the ‘Dark Belgian chocolate fondant, fig, mascarpone & honey gelato, citrus’...


Matching Wine: 2009 Craigmore Botrytis Mudgee, NSW



Address: 317 Bay Street, Brighton, VIC

Phone: 03 8657 8513





Trading Hours:
Mon – Sat: Dinner 5.30pm – late
Open for breakfast and lunch 7 days

Vivace Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Miss Sage Sugar dined courtesy of Vivace and Zomato...


P.S. Another eatery nearby is the White Rabbit...


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