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A gluten-free Italian feast at Balla

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Time Out says

It's back! Indulge in everything you thought you couldn’t with this three-course, gluten-free meal brought to you by Time Out and The Star


The previous event sold out in a flash so we're bringing it back in August: an exclusive dinner at Darling Harbour’s Balla restaurant made up of delicious gluten-free Italian treats, specially created by head chef Gabriele Taddeucci.

Taddeucci suffers from coeliac disease, a cruel affliction for an Italian growing up in the hills of Tuscany since he couldn’t partake in many classic Italian dishes. But he’s not alone, and gluten intolerants everywhere can enjoy this very special menu.  

Your three-course meal will start with house-baked buckwheat bread and rosemary focaccia on arrival, with shared antipasti to follow, including mozzarella-stuffed zucchini flowers, baccala mantecato and beef carpaccio served with Reggiano, artichokes and chickpea wafer. 

The main event is the pasta, of course. There'll be gnocchi tossed with traditional duck ragù, and strozzapreti with spanner crab, cherry tomato and garlic, all served with baked cauliflower and mixed leaf salad with honey vinegar. Save some room for dessert, which will be cannoli, the classic Sicilian sweet pastry filled with ricotta, chocolate and pistachio.

The dinner will be $75 a head and be held on Wednesday August 23 at Balla's Darling Harbour digs. Buon appetito! 

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Opening hours:
6.30pm for a 7pm start
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