Lello's Threads of God
Time Out says
Lello's bringing the world's rarest pasta to Melbourne in a three-course dinner
Lello's head chef, Leo Gelsomino, has learnt the very difficult art of su filindeu (threads of god) making and has succeeded where many have failed in the past (including the research team at Barilla). Su filindeu is a string-like pasta that is thinner than angel hair and is woven by hand into 256 perfectly even strands and stretched into even thinner threads before being layered into an intricate net. This net of pasta is then sun-dried, broken into pieces and then cooked in a broth made from lamb, sheep and beef and finished with pecorino.
This recipe is so tightly held that this 300-year old recipe is only passed down to females in one Sardinian family.
On October 9, Lello will be holding a three-course dinner from 7pm, centred around su filindeu, where the first course will be a spring pea layered flatbread, finishing with a dessert of wild fennel gelato with caramelised orange, rhubarb, caprino and crostoli for $70 and an option of matched beverages for an additional $50.
Bookings are essential through the website. You'll have to click on 'book now' and select 'Filindeu Dinner' in the booking widget.