Eat & Drink

Experience all the flavours of Italy right here in the Hunter Valley

A Little Bit of Italy kicks off in the beautiful Hunter Valley region of Broke on Friday 29 April and you're invited to discover the region's abundance of wine and local producer all with a touch of Italian flavour.

The two day event brings together a diverse offering of farm to table food experiences, Italian inspired masterclasses, workshops and wine tasting galore.

To get amongst all the fun and flavour check out just some of the highlights below.   

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Benvenuta - Dining Under The Stars at Margan

Margan's stunning courtyard will transform into a beautiful piazza, with classical Italian guitarists serenading in the background. Chef Joey Ingram will serve a delicious 5 course degustazione menu inspired by regional Italian cuisine working with produce grown in the Margan Kitchen Garden & Orchard. Paired with a stellar Italian wine selection, straight from Andrew Margan’s private cellar, as well as sustainably farmed Margan wines by the glass and bottle. Joey may even serve his house made and treasured single barrel Limoncello made from last year’s lemon harvest!
Where: Margan Wines & Restaurant, 1238 Milbrodale Road, Broke
When: Friday 29 April 2022
Time: 6:30pm - 10pmCost: $110 per person
To Book: click here

Other feature events at Margan: check out the Italian Wine Masterclass daily at 10am, Margantini Cocktail Workshop at 3pm, Alfresco in the Piazza daily from 10am, Aperivito – Happy Hour at 5.30pm Friday and Saturday as well as their 5 course signature seasonal tasting menu lunch and dinner (direct bookings only at margan.com.au)

Nightingale Three-course Italian Candlelit Dinner

Get cosy and be prepared for a feast at Nightingale’s three-course Italian dinner. Your menu a classic line up of Italian favourites starting with Tomato Bruschetta or Garlic Prawn, accompanied with a glass of Nightingale premium or reserve wine at your choice. For the main expect only premium Angus Scotch Fillet, cooked in the Italian way. There is of course the Prawn Linguine, fresh and full of flavour. Dessert has been especially made for the Italian Festival, the beautifully smooth Panna Cotta served with delightful pistachio ice cream. Your dessert has also been paired with a complimentary serve of Nightingale famous Tawny Port, the perfect finish to the day! 
Where: Nightingale Wines, 1239 Milbrodale Road, Broke
When: Saturday 30 April 2022
Time: 6pm - 9pmCost: $78 per person (plus booking fee)
To Book: click here

Other Feature Events at Nightingale: Italian Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday

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Wine & Pasta School at Greenway Wines

Working with International Chef Nathan Cooper, Greenway Wines invites you along for Pasta Making classes where you will learn how to create this Italian staple during a fun-filled and hands-on cooking class using family traditions. Over the 2 hours, you will learn the perfect techniques for kneading, mixing ingredients, using the pasta machine and create special dishes. At the end of the class, sit down together and enjoy all the fruits of your labour, paired with a glass of wine.
Where: Greenway Wines, 350 Wollombi Road, Broke
When: Sunday 01 May 2022
Time: 11am and 2pm (plus booking fee)
Cost: $75 per person
To Book: click here

Other Feature events at Greenway: Wine & Chocolate School Saturday 30 April 11am and 1pm, Antipasto Picnic - all day Saturday and Sunday, Italian Desserts - all day Saturday and Sunday

Smokin Hot 'n Saucy BBQ at Somerville Wines

For something a little more casual pre order your Smokin Hot 'n Saucy Barbecue Meal for your Little Bit of Italy Broke dining experience. Setting up at Somerville Wines the team will have live music, cold drinks available whilst they’re cooking up your BBQ Meal. It’s recommended you pre-purchase so they can ensure they enough food available at the event.
Where: Somerville Wines, 845 Wollombi Rd, Broke
When: Saturday 30 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022
Time: 10am - 5pm
Cost: $17.50 per person (plus booking fee)
To Book: click here

Other Special Events at Somerville Wines with Smokin Hot ‘n Saucy – Benvenuto to Broke – Friday 29 April 6-8pm

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Still Life Painting Masterclass at Winmark Wines

Contemporary abstract Artist in Residence Felicia Aroney's work has been a favourite of those who have visited the Winmark Art Gallery. Now, visitors to A Little Bit of Italy in Broke will have the opportunity to learn how to paint in a one hour Masterclass guided by Felicia. Choose from still life vignettes of Lemons, Vine leaves, Flowers and various small to medium size canvases allowing multiple paintings to be undertaken under Felicia's guidance. All paints, brushes and canvases will be supplied, as too a glass of 2021 Winmark Chardonnay to help the creativity flow!
Where: Winmark Wines, 229 Wollombi Road, Broke
When: Saturday 30 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022
Cost: $75 plus booking fee
To Book: click here

Other Special Events at Winmark Wines – Antipasto Picnic – available both Saturday and Sunday all day

Art and Sip Class at Whispering Brook

Make your way to Whispering Brook and impress with the paintbrush as you create a unique work of art during this paint and sip class. Be guided along in the right artistic direction by a talented artist all the while you sip on a complimentary glass of wine to give you that extra confidence you need.
Where: Whispering Brook, Rodd Street, Broke
When: Saturday 30 April 2022 - Sunday 1 May 2022
Cost: $75 per person (plus booking fee)
To Book: click here

Other Special Events at Whispering Brook – Beyond the Cellar Door – Saturday and Sunday 1030am an 130pm

For all the events, things to do and to get your tickets visit Brokefordwich.com.au.