This article is brought to you in partnership with Rosetta Trattoria
It’s official: winter’s cold snap has officially kicked in. But if you’re not quite ready to curl up in your cosy winter knitwear or succumb to your bestie’s envious Insta travel feed – cue endless Europe beach spam – we’ve found a delicious alternative that will transport your taste buds to the glistening waters of the Amalfi Coast.
For those whose budgets won’t quite stretch to a romantic Italian escape this winter, Rosetta Trattoria’s long lunch offering is guaranteed to give you a hint of Italian summer, without so much as a plane ticket in sight.
With a nod to regional Italian cuisine, a trip to Rosetta in all its casual charm , is like a trip to Italy itself. Inside huge curved glass windows, brass lamps and blue velvet chairs set the scene, whilst emerald green and sapphire blue hues sparkle as dreamlike as Amalfi’s stunning coastline. If you’re dreaming of Italy, Rosetta’s welcoming trattoria is undeniably the place to get your fix.
So, to celebrate the start of Italian summer, Saturdays at Rosetta will become an ode to relaxed Italian feasting, with a long, spritz-fuelled sharing feast serving up the most delicious Italian fare. Toast in true Italian style, with your best girls and an Aperol or prosecco in hand – naturally – and devour delectable plates of creamy burrata served with tomatoes, olive oil and fresh oregano, cuts of cured antipasti, and melt-in-the-mouth handmade pastas that will lull you into a pure state of carbohydrate-induced bliss.
And that’s just to start. This value-packed three-course banquet comes laden with an array of flavoursome Italian treats.
For the main event, look forward to succulent beef tagliata drizzled in a tangy salsa dragoncello, grilled market fish accompanied by fresh salad leaves lightly coated in a rich Italian dressing, and twice-cooked roast potatoes, which quite possibly are the crispiest oven bakes you’ll ever taste.
Leave a little room for the grand finale – torta di Verona and cannoli are both far too good to pass up. As is the bottomless spritz and prosecco package. Because Italian feasting sure is thirsty work. Saluti!
Saturdays from 12pm
Rosetta Trattoria, Grosvenor Place, 118 Harrington Street, The Rocks
$70 per person for a three-course lunch with an Aperol Spritz on arrival, or $99 per person for a three-course lunch with two-hour bottomless beverage package (including Aperol spritz, Italian prosecco, wine and beer)