A Blogger’s Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

I have no excuses for this one, so instead I’m gonna just give you the food porn from a casual Brisbane food bloggers’ dinner I organised at Grappino back in June. Cuz who doesn’t love Italian, right?

It wasn’t a perfect dinner, but the food came out at the same time and the conversation flowed. Everyone seemed to be getting along – I was worried if the chemistry might result in dysfunctional drama, but the worrying was for naught.

We only had two issues with the food – Aga’s gnocchi was far too salty and May King’s tea wasn’t what it was supposed to be (and she should know, she’s a tea expert). Everything else was lovely and despite being seated in a long table in the centre of the restaurant, we didn’t feel cramped or neglected.

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Zuppa di Trattoria: Porcini mushrooms and white truffle soup

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Grappino Bruschetteria: rustic & crusty farm bread rubbed with garlic, olive oil, balsamic & tomato


A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Calamari

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Chiocciola (Snails): Six snails baked in garlic & parsley butter

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Gorgonzola Cheese soufflé: baked with fresh spinach & cream

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Grappino’s Spaghetti Marinara: cooked in Napoli sauce Cream of lobster and fresh Mediterranean herbs

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Pappardelle Ai Funghi: mushrooms, pinot grigio, fresh cream, white truffle oil and parmigiano

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Rigatoni Pollo AlFredo: Roasted fresh organic chicken, cream, green peas & basil

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Scaloppine Funghi: mushrooms in season, cooked in white wine & cream

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Crespelle Di Arancia: Orange Pancakes “Dolce Vita” Thin crepes flamed with mandarin liqueur served with vanilla bean ice cream with valencia orange slices, cooked in its own juice

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Sticky date pudding

 

A Blogger's Dinner at Grappino Trattoria Restaurant

Vanilla Bean “Panna Cotta”: Served with seasonal fruit or berries

 

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