Sand restaurant SYdney

A Sicilian beachside dining experience in Melbourne with Mister Bianco

Take your shoes off and enjoy a six course dinner you wish you could do more often.

On Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th June Joe Vargetto and Lorena Corso will host Siciliana vs Siciliano where guests enjoy a six course degustation dinner, each course with two dishes – one from the Australian Sicilian (Joe) and one from the Sicilian (Lorena) – and vote on their favourite dish.

Lorena was born and raised in Sicily and she has worked as a chef in the UK and Melbourne, currently at Napier Quarter in Fitzroy. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Arancino vs Arancino

Globe artichoke on crispy bread


Cured snapper, fried artichoke & broad bean relish

Sea snail cappalletti, sorrel & crustacean bisque


Periwinkle, pesto trapanese, sea lettuce

Grilled pumpkin and and pickled mussel skewer, fermented honey & saltbush


Crayfish & pumpkin schiacciata

Kelp wrapped red mullet, cumquats & native sea herbs


Red mullet with potato scales

Sweet cacao ravioli filled with almonds & apricots


Almond milk pudding, burnt tangelo granita & vino cotto spelt

Tickets are $150 per person – book here

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