Celebrate the Flavours of Italy at Cucina Vivo

With a day-to-day menu that showcases traditional Italian fare from a base of handmade pizza and pasta dough, the culinary team at Cucina Vivo will be using the stage of Italian Week as a further celebration of the exquisite flavours and ingredients of Italy.

Established in Brisbane in 2007, Italian Week will be celebrated at Jupiters Gold Coast from Thursday May 26 – Sunday June 5 with Cucina Vivo helping to extend the footprint of the event to enable locals and visitors to the region to enjoy la bella Italia and its dolce vita culture.

Across the 11 days, the restaurant will be offering a five-course degustation menu called ‘A Short Trip around Italy’ offering a tasteful sojourn around the flavoursome country including dishes and ingredients from Tuscany, Venice, Milan and Southern Italy.


Stepping through the doors of the award winning Cucina Vivo will instantly transport diners to the land of green, white and red, and make you feel as if you are visiting an Italian marketplace complete with the familiar aromas of traditional Italian cooking and sound of Italian music.

The menu begins with an Aperitif – classic Negroni cocktail wood barrelled for 45 days – from Treviso, followed by an Antipasti dish of Tuna Carpaccio, originating in Venice with its namesake Vittore Carpaccio an acclaimed painter.

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The Primi – main course – highlights flavours from both Tuscany and Milan with a Braised Lamb Shoulder, handmade Pappardelle pasta, gremolata and peas, while the Sicilian
Limoncello sorbet following acts as the perfect palate cleanser.

The Secondi – main course – features the Fiorentina Bistecca, a chargrilled wagyu striploin with anchovy caper butter, porchini gnocchi and truffle oil before moving seamlessly into dessert.

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The Dolci course is made up of the sweet flavours of Italy including classics of Tiramisu, panna cotta, gelati, and Italian dacquoise.

PHOTO: Supplied by Jupiters Gold Coast

PHOTO: Supplied by Jupiters Gold Coast

The five-course degustation menu on offer at Cucina Vivo is the perfect way to celebrate Italian Week and Italian culture at Jupiters Gold Coast with friends and family.

Event Details
What: Italian Week
Where: Cucina Vivo, Lobby Level at Jupiters Gold Coast
When: Thursday May 26 – Sunday June 5
Price: Degustation Menu $110

For more information about Italian Week at Jupiters Gold Coast, please visit jupitersgoldcoast.com.au.