As you may know, at Dennys Kitchen Geelong we pride ourselves on being ‘autentico italiano’, you obviously already love our traditional Italian food, but you may not have tried some of our Italian inspired drinks. If vino is your thing, our wine list is the perfect balance of local and imported direct from Italy. One of our most popular drops is the Luccarelli Primitivo, produced in Puglia, Southern Italy, this luxurious and aromatic red has lush cherry, vanilla, spice and star anise notes. The Primitivo is paired perfectly with our Rigatoni Ragu, Pescatore or any tomato based dish. If you are after a white, then go no further than the Paolovino Pinot Grigio. This gorgeous light wine is from the opposite end of the boot, all the way up in the Veneto region (the province Venice is located in). Crisp acidity and citrus fruit flavours mean the paolovino is the perfect match for seafood or pasta, think our Grilled Atlantic Salmon with roasted root vegetables or Pan Seared Scallop entrée.
Now if wine isn’t your style, look no further than our range of delicious cocktails. There is the classic Aperol spritz, with its zesty orange flavours deliciously balanced with bubbly prosecco you can’t go wrong. Our October ‘Cocktail of the Month’ the Lemon Meringue, takes its inspiration from the Italian staple of Limoncello. Limoncello is a lemon liqueur famously from the south of Italy, made from only the zest of Feminello St Theresa lemons. Traditionally served chilled as an after dinner digestivo, we have created our Lemon Meringue around this beloved Italian icon. If you are after something a tad stronger, the Negroni is an old favourite. Considered to be Italy’s most iconic apertivo, our signature Negroni is one part Bombay Sapphire, one part Martini Rosso, one part Campari garnished with a twist of orange peel in an ice cold Old Fashioned glass.
These are just a few of our favourite Italian inspired items on our ever expanding drinks list. Keep a look out for new and exciting things to come in the new year!