Accento Italian Cooking Master Classes


Earlier this month, burger boy and I were invited to the media launch of Accento Italian Cooking Master Classes hosted by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. I had the pleasure of enjoying quality Italian food cooked by Perth’s best Italian chefs all awarded with the Italian Government’s quality seal Ospitalita’ Italiana and meeting Perth business owners who have made their mark in the Perth food scene.


Chef Giuseppe Pagliaricci from the renowned Perugino Restaurant in West Perth kicked off the first Italian Cooking Master Class which was held on Monday 20 May at the Accento Showroom in Claremont. It was a sold out class and from what I hear the food was excellent and plentiful.

This was Chef Giuseppe Pagliaricci’s recipes from the night:

  • Roast shoulder of pork, thinly sliced and served with broccoli
  • Homemade Italian noodles, tossed with fresh local squid, sundried tomatoes and baby spinach
  • Slow cooked rabbit stew, with Taggiasca olives, served on a bed of soft polenta. Accompanied with roasted tomatoes, mushroom, and baby carrots
  • Crepes filled with wild fruit served with Cointreau Zabaglione

The 5 remaining Italian cooking master classes are limited to 30 places and are all held at the Accento Showroom 6:30pm on a Monday night. Details of the upcoming Italian cooking master classes are listed below – visit the Italian Chamber of Commerce & Industry Perth website for more info / to book a class.


Chef Italian Master Class Menu

Places left as at 21/5/13

10 June Vincenzo Soresi 

Galileo Buona Cucina

  • San Daniele with fiordilatte and figs
  • Russian salad with flat head lobster
  • Beef short ribs with truffle essence Arancio-hedonis
  • Cannoli with ricotta mousse and candied fruit sauce
1 July Maurizio Di Ciano

Maurizio Restaurant

  • Chunks of fresh parmigiano cheese presented in its own wheel
  • Savoury soft sponge roll filled with mortadella, rocket, and mascarpone cream
  • Risotto with fresh Italian sausage, saffron, and vegetables
  • Herb crusted roasted lamb rack with mustard and pistachio nuts
  • Limoncello liquor mousse
29 July

Matteo Maretti

Maretti Caffe’ Cucina

  • Tartare Vitello (veal) marinated in lemon, with shaved truffle on crostini
  • Milanese arancini (risotto balls) with Bolognese and mozzarella cheese
  • Tiramisu
19 August Luca Galaverna


  • Veal Girello dressed with tuna, capers and mayonnaise, with salad leaves (cold)
  • Pork loin and mortadella stuffed tortellini, braised mushrooms, green pea sauce
  • Pork fillets rolled in sage and pancetta served with Chianti wine reduction, peperonata
  • Belgian cocoa and crushed Italian amaretti pudding with caramel sauce
9 September Egidio Squillace

Event Style

Tasting menu matched to Michele Chiarlo wines.

  • Selection of Italian focaccia on arrival
  • Marinated Tasmanian salmon carpaccio served in yogurt and dill
  • Home made ravioli filled with prawns and scallops served with porcini mushroom in a chardonnay rose’ sauce.
  • Rack of lamb served with pumpkin & spinach tortino in a 2008 Barbera d’Asti sauce
  • Caramelised macadamia panna potta in white chocolate amaretto

Italian cooking is minimal at our place as my wonderful Italian mother-in-law cooks the most authentic Italian meals. The family still makes tomato sauce in Uncle Paul’s Garage every second year and we are often treated to pasta meatballs, chilli mussels and chicken/veal parmigianas. Eating Italian out is also minimal for the same reason so it was wonderful to meet Perth’s best Italian chefs and have the opportunity to learn how to cook Italian food authentically (although I won’t be challenging my mother-in-law in the kitchen any time soon).


About Author

I have foodie cravings all the time and sometimes at very odd hours, hence the name of this food blog, where I share my love for food and appliances that save me time in the kitchen. I also own Crust Mount Lawley with my burger eating half burger boy and am a mum to two girls - junior burger and baby cravings.


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