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Friday, September 17, 2010

Win a $100 dining voucher at Signorelli Gastronomia



It's Freebie Friday time!

This week's giveaway comes from the kind folk at Signorelli Gastronomia who have provided a $100 dining voucher for one lucky Grab Your Fork reader.

What to choose? Perhaps you'll start with the antipasto platter. Or should you save your stomach for the light-as-air gnocchi? Will there be room for the open lasagna with oxtail? Maybe you'll gather a group of friends and pre-order the suckling pig. Dessert is a given, of course. Where else can you find an affogato with Nocello spheres? And don't forget the pizzas, including the Nutella version that is scooped out of a five kilogram jar. Need a photo reminder? Check out the full post here.

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THE PRIZE:

A $100 dining voucher at Signorelli Gastronomia, 48 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont.

Conditions:
  • Voucher expires 12 months from date of issue
  • The voucher cannot be used in conjunction with any other event or offer and is not redeemable for cash.

HOW TO ENTER:
All you have to do is fulfil the requirements below:
  1. Leave a comment on this post and tell us: What's your favourite Italian food or dish -- and why?
  2. And then send an email to grabyourforkfreebiefriday@yahoo.com.au with the subject heading "Signorelli" and include your full name and a copy of your published comment from this post.
  3. OR ENTER VIA THE GRAB YOUR FORK FACEBOOK FAN PAGE - Simply leave your answer on the event listing here.
The winning entry will be decided on honesty, creativity or entertainment value. Don't be shy! You gotta be in it to win it! Readers may submit one entry per day as long as each answer is different.

The Signorelli Gastronomia competition closes on Sunday 10 October 2010 at 9.30pm AEST. The winner will be announced on Grab Your Fork on Monday 11 October 2010.

EDIT: Congratulations to the winner announced here.

More Grab Your Fork competitions to enter:
(entries close Sunday 19 September 2010)

(entries close Sunday 26 September 2010)


FREEBIE FRIDAY WINNER
Congratulations to HN who has won dinner for two at the WLG Wellington pop-up restaurant in Sydney. H's poem about Wellington was very impressive. Enjoy your evening - you'll have a fantastic night!

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posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 9/17/2010 12:45:00 am


52 Comments:

  • At 9/17/2010 8:12 am, Blogger Peter G @ Souvlaki For The Soul said…

    My favourite Italian food is gnocchi! What other dish combines the best carb combination of potatoes and flour?

     
  • At 9/17/2010 8:24 am, Anonymous WendyS said…

    My favourite Italian food is pasta - I especually love Oriechette with sausage and broccoli rabe, yum!

     
  • At 9/17/2010 9:27 am, Blogger roz said…

    My favourite Italian Food is EVERYTHING Italian... but if I have to pick one it would have to be Tiramisu I can't go to an Italian restaurant without trying it...

     
  • At 9/17/2010 9:29 am, Blogger OohLookBel said…

    There used to be a restaurant in Glebe, called the Mixing Pot. It's where I first tried Italian food and an amazing dessert, Tiramisu. It's also where I discovered that Italian is my favourite cuisine, and while you can have a bad tiramisu, there's always the chance that your next one will be the best ever. So you have to always order it!

     
  • At 9/17/2010 9:42 am, Anonymous jR said…

    A luxuriously velvety Parpadelle served with any slow-cooked meat ragu. You just can't go wrong with that combination. :)

     
  • At 9/17/2010 10:04 am, Anonymous St Henri said…

    Gnocchi!
    Such a simple idea - potato, flour and egg dumplings - but sooo difficult to get right. I love making it - it’s a dish that takes you 2 or 3 times to achieve perfection. And I love ordering it when dining out (even though it’s a bit of a gamble as to what you’ll get on your plate). And the sauce? Two words: Burnt. Butter. But then again, I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a blue cheese sauce. God I’m hungry.

     
  • At 9/17/2010 10:15 am, Anonymous Julia said…

    It has to be "cappellacci di zucca" translated as pumpkin ravioli, a pasta typical from my home town Ferrara; you usually eat them with ragu or just sage and butter. It's the first meal I have every time I go back to Ferrara!

     
  • At 9/17/2010 10:40 am, Anonymous linda said…

    favourite italian food is definitely Pizza. I love it for it's versatility. It can be made for vegetarians, carnivores and even vegans. What makes it even better is that you can also make dessert pizzas, nutella and banana pizza??? YUMMO

     
  • At 9/17/2010 3:05 pm, Anonymous Andr-aya said…

    Tiramisu is the best dessert ever created - coffee, biscuits, cocoa, liqueur, eggs, cheese? Italians certainly have a knack for combining bizarely matched ingredients. Thank you Italians!

    The Italian guys who shout "Ciao Andr-aya!" at me every morning make great coffee too.

     
  • At 9/17/2010 3:56 pm, Blogger po said…

    I love Fiori Di Zucchini done by Mixing Pot in Forest Lodge.

     
  • At 9/17/2010 3:59 pm, Blogger po said…

    Forgot to add! I love Fiori Di Zucchini done by Mixing Pot in Forest Lodge - because it's so creamy, crunchy and delicious! Served with the right wine, it's a great way to open the rest of an Italian meal.

     
  • At 9/17/2010 4:55 pm, Blogger Belinda said…

    Gnocchi with four cheeses - it's like a party in my mouth and everybody's invited.

     
  • At 9/17/2010 6:52 pm, Anonymous Nic@diningwithastud said…

    Definitely cannelloni. Preferably spinach and ricotta but I love trying new versions at home. Its really versatile and a hit with everyone

     
  • At 9/18/2010 6:02 am, Blogger kk said…

    I like lasagne. Stick anything between sheets of pasta, add some cheese and walla..instant yum!

     
  • At 9/18/2010 8:28 am, Anonymous Melanzane al Cioccolato Yea! said…

    I would have to say that it is il Bollito Misto in it many glorious form. cotechino gives it the backbone of flavor and richness. tongue, shin, ribs, neck, head. True expression of head to tail goodness in the most italian sort of way.

     
  • At 9/18/2010 1:50 pm, Blogger cyberiagirl said…

    My favourite Italian food would be lasagna. You can do it so many ways and end up with such different tasting dishes, but still know at a glance what it is!

    My husband is a tres picky vegetarian who dislikes eating vegetables (yes, such men exist), but he adores my vegetable lasagna and wil eat even his most hated foe eggplant when it's hidden between pasta sheets and Béchamel sauce! Score one for sneaky wives. :)

     
  • At 9/18/2010 8:40 pm, Blogger Gus said…

    Lasagna as it evokes a memory that I am very fond of. As a child a family friend, Anna, an older Italian lady, would come to our house and have marathon lasanga making sessions. Since then lasagna has always had a special place for me and nothing compares to the recipie that she handed down to me.

     
  • At 9/20/2010 9:44 am, Blogger Dan said…

    Pizza. It can be anything, with anything, it’s fun to make and fun to eat, and… just, pizza.

     
  • At 9/21/2010 11:11 pm, Anonymous Denea Buckingham said…

    Cannoli.

    Make the shells yourself so you can add a bit of extra nutmeg and cassia then fill them with anything! I like elderberry and lavender ones with a bit of candied lemon in the casing instead of cinnamon/nutmeg

    Mmmm

     
  • At 9/21/2010 11:39 pm, Anonymous Amy Z (via Facebook) said…

    i love pesto fettucine! nothing beats the awesomeness of fettucine! and pesto is ♥♥♥
    id lie in a bathtub of pesto fettucine any day xD

     
  • At 9/21/2010 11:40 pm, Anonymous Thiri S (via Facebook) said…

    I would :
    Cut a thick slice of sourdough bread and toast it
    Then i would rub it with raw garlic
    Add a few splashes of fruity EVOO
    Add fresh basil leaves
    ...And thick slices of delicious, sweet, vine ripened tomato
    Sprinkle with flakes of sea salt
    Then I would bite into it
    Mmmm....

    Why?
    Refreshing flavours, varying textures

     
  • At 9/21/2010 11:40 pm, Anonymous Charis L (via Facebook) said…

    pizza - classic comfort food; with thin crust fresh tomato paste, stringy mozzarella, olives, cured meats and topped with rocket or maybe basil.

     
  • At 9/21/2010 11:41 pm, Anonymous Jin O (via Facebook) said…

    had the best pizza in venice. it was an italian restaurant where the locals dine, we found it after getting a recommendation from another place where we had dinner by the grand canal. down many alleyways, almost hidden from the tourists. it was of the thin, soft and flimsy variety, the type you see teenage mutant ninja... turtles eating on tv, the type where you kinda have to fold the slice to prevent the gorgeous toppings from falling out. yummy. i'd fly to venice again just for that.

     
  • At 9/24/2010 12:55 am, Blogger Isla said…

    My favourite Italian dish is the Spaghetti Vongole (Clams Pasta) - the clams are packed with juices when they open, add some garlic, cherry tomatoes, white wine and toss them in some spaghetti (al dente, of course) and don't forget to drizzle some olive oil on top - simple yet satisfying..! Warning: eating this dish may make you want to travel and stay in Italy for some good food experience.

     
  • At 9/24/2010 10:23 am, Anonymous ej said…

    ..Gelato, gelato, gelato!! :D Si, per favore :) And between creamy flavours or fruity.. creamy ALWAYS wins.

     
  • At 9/24/2010 5:17 pm, Anonymous Pat said…

    My favourite Italian dish is spaghetti alla vongole, or spaghetti with clams in a white wine sauce. Is it food or is it a spiritual encounter with my maker? It's divine. It's my comfort food. Fresh baby clams, I see you and and I thank you. Pasta, I could it eat it all three meals. Chilli pepper and parsley, the colours. Mangia!

     
  • At 9/24/2010 6:11 pm, Anonymous Monique said…

    My Favourite Italian food is everything of Italian food, pasta, pizza, slow cooked ragu. A good hearty Spaghetti Bolognese is the way to warm up your stomach.

     
  • At 9/25/2010 6:03 pm, Blogger Isla said…

    It's hard enough to decide what to eat at an Italian restaurant, but deciding my ultimate favourite Italian dish...? It's a tough one!

    I will skip some of the favourites for most people (e.g tiramisu, pasta..) and choose the Deep Fried Sardines as ONE of my favourite Italian dishes. These little fish are so delicate, yet when you bite into the crispy skin, you get the taste of the sea - salty & crunchy, with a squeeze of lemon, mmmmm! Bring some my way!

     
  • At 9/25/2010 7:23 pm, Anonymous kiwilayla said…

    My favourite is Tiramasu served with small scoops of cofee gelato and lemon gelato......

    delight to the palate and so indulgent !!!!

     
  • At 9/26/2010 9:40 pm, Blogger Tigs said…

    At first I thought it had to be pasta of some kind, but which one? And then I thought of my first hot chewy Margherita pizza square on a burning Roma footpath, or the first time I tried sarde e sour (sardines in onion and vinegar) or the first time I had tomatoes hot from the sun on bruschetta. Or was it when I tried saltimbocca with salty buttery goodness running down my chin. My list grew and grew until I realised my favourite Italian dish appears to be the first time I try anything new.

     
  • At 9/27/2010 1:47 pm, Anonymous Rhianna said…

    probably the classic Margherita pizza, simple, delicious and tastes like hot cheesy sunshine!

     
  • At 9/27/2010 7:53 pm, Anonymous Margie said…

    Trenette al pesto. A traditional Genovese/Ligurian dish. I love all Italian food, but i am particularly fond of this regional dish because it brings back memories of my time in Italy - living la vita bella as a student on exchange. This dish is a reminder of home and of travel/life experiences.

     
  • At 9/28/2010 10:19 am, Blogger Nicole said…

    I love "Pappardelle con Ragù di anatra" (Pappardelle with duck ragù). The pasta has to be fresh and the dish served with a light Montepulciano d'Abruzzo :)
    It reminds me of summer vacations spent in Toscany.

     
  • At 9/29/2010 12:26 pm, Anonymous loz said…

    Capellini allo scoglio is my all time favourite Italian dish with prawns, , eggplant and scallions in a cognac sauce - it's bold, spicy and overwhelming - much like the Italian men!

     
  • At 9/30/2010 1:19 pm, Anonymous Olivia said…

    warm, fresh, crusty bread, diced tomatos, basil, garlic, a drizzle of olive oil and a generoius sprinkle of sea salt...the most simple and delicious italian food of all time is BRUSCHETTA!! the tomato and salt combination is absolute genius - it is the only food I've found that I cannot get sick of...no matter how much I eat (which is A LOT!!!)

     
  • At 10/01/2010 12:36 am, Anonymous Liliana S (via Facebook) said…

    Love the homemade and a-bit-resistant soft gnocchi. Gnocchi is the second Italian food after spaghetti bolognaise and afterward, I love all other Italian food (as long as it is not spaghetti bolognaise)....

     
  • At 10/01/2010 12:36 am, Anonymous Jasmine P (via Facebook) said…

    ravioli- because its a italian equivalent of dumplings and i love dumplings! (obviously im asian :p)

     
  • At 10/01/2010 9:10 am, Anonymous Kate said…

    Nothing beats a plate of soft, buttery homemade gnocchi with a glass of tangy red over a candlelit table. This would swiftly be followed by a rich plate of tiramisu and some sweet kisses! Heaven!

     
  • At 10/01/2010 10:52 am, Anonymous E! said…

    My favourite Italian dish would have to be tiramisu. A good tiramisu is the perfect comfort food - and it also happens to be one of the desserts that I am too afraid to make because I secretly don't want to know exactly how much cream, mascarpone and sugar goes into it... :p

     
  • At 10/03/2010 8:47 pm, Blogger Sophie Lovett said…

    Italian, so many favorites, I love a starter with prosciutto in it. Either on a piece of crusty bread covered in garlic butter and semi-dried tomatoes or wrapped around an asparagus coated in balsamic.

    For the main course something pasta, like Lasagna, Ravioli or Spaghetti, a hard choice always at restaurants.

    After an always satisfying meal, Gelato for dessert, to help cleans the palette and help detox the red you had with dinner.

     
  • At 10/03/2010 11:54 pm, Blogger piccolanippy said…

    I LOVE all Italian food as I'm Italian myself. My favourite would have to be Gnocchi and Italian tomato sauce because my mum makes the best Gnocchi and Italian tomato sauce.

     
  • At 10/04/2010 7:22 pm, Anonymous Joyee said…

    My tried a really nice pizza once from the "Sicilian" in Parramatta !!! The food was absolutely delicious.. especially the Pizza ! Yes, who can resist the cheesy crusted pizza. hmmms

     
  • At 10/05/2010 1:57 pm, Anonymous Marg said…

    Pizzaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

    A-Rome-a therapy,
    De-lira-eous flavour,
    Yes this food,
    Should be savoured!

     
  • At 10/07/2010 1:22 am, Anonymous Jane L (via Facebook) said…

    Boccelli in adelaide :) Large pasta portions that are like real Italian home sized!! They are delicious and you leave fulllllly satisfied!
    There's desserts that remind you of Italy (even if I have never been there) but I can pretend ;)

     
  • At 10/07/2010 1:22 am, Anonymous Todd S (via Facebook) said…

    Best thing ever was the Chocolate Noir Gelato (extra dark chocolate) we had in Florence. Best pasta we had was a rabbit ravioli, very rustic and the sauce wasn't too strong.

     
  • At 10/07/2010 1:23 am, Anonymous Clement T (via Facebook) said…

    Cafe Belgiorno's Calzones at Mount Gambier are massive and so worthit. Loveeeee a turnover pizza filled with melted cheese and tomato. Perfect Italian dish with original Italian ingredients

     
  • At 10/08/2010 1:45 pm, Anonymous Olivia said…

    my favourite would be spaghetti bolognaise because its meaty and full of flavour and best of all, once its finished, I mop up the sauce with some bread :)

     
  • At 10/09/2010 6:27 pm, Blogger Mim said…

    It's gotta be Nutella - tall (in its jar!), dark, handsome, and oozing sex appeal, just like the perfect Italian man...

     
  • At 10/10/2010 6:16 pm, Anonymous zhends said…

    The ultimate sanwich;

    Wood fired ciabatta bread cut in half, topped with freshly shaved slices of proscuitto de san danielle, new season vine ripened roma tomatoes drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and seasalt, buffalo milk mozzarella.. this sandwich pays homage to all of the best italian ingredients... simple and yet so satisfyingly good

     
  • At 10/10/2010 11:03 pm, Anonymous Amy Z (via Facebook) said…

    mancini's 3 cheese gnocchi is the best! nomnom! i did work placement at mancini's last yr so i could look at the mass of italian foods being made each day!

     
  • At 10/10/2010 11:03 pm, Anonymous Penina S (via Facebook) said…

    Tiramisu.. Cause coffee needs to be in everything, particularly desserts :)

     
  • At 10/11/2010 2:50 am, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Thanks everyone for your entries. Congratulations to the winner, announced here.

     

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