La mia famiglia Italiana: hands-on workshop + lunch


Join the Moonacres team for a fun day at the farm making passata the traditional Italian way.


Learning to make this Italian staple is a skill you’ll relish for life. Once you’ve unlocked the secrets of this hard-working sauce, you’ll have a delicious base for many dishes, and be ready to invite your own family and friends for a passata-making day at home. 

MAKE delicious passata with hand-picked tomatoes from our vines. Chef Stephen Santucci from Moonacres Kitchen, will share his Nonna’s secrets to the perfect sauce.

LEARN all about tomatoes and Italian cooking as you work throughout the day with our cooks and chefs.

MEET the farmer, Phil Lavers, and hear how he’s reviving the lost art of honouring taste and nutrients to produce Australia’s best fruit and vegetables (as judged by top chefs and foodies including Maggie Beer, Peter Gilmore and Matt Moran among others).

EAT lunch and snacks by Moonacres Kitchen under the fruit and nut trees. Lunch will be an Italian feast featuring local cheese, home-made salumi, freshly-made pasta and dessert, plus a glass of local wine.

WHEN: Sunday 24 February
TIME: Arrive at Moonacres Kitchen Robertson at 9am for coffee. Bus departs cafe for farm at 9.30am, returns to cafe at 3.30pm.COST: $250pp, includes snacks, lunch and two bottles of your own organic passata.
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