If there's one cuisine to rule them all, it's Italian. Let's face it; the Mediterranean diet has it all! The pizza, pasta, fresh seafood, cheese and cured meats, oh and the wine! How could I forget?
For the start of 2018, I have partnered up with Crown Resorts to showcase a handful of the many Crown Experiences on offer. As you can probably tell, I'm quite partial to some good old-fashioned Italian food. So when I saw that Gradi Crown was on the list of my 'Crown Experiences' for my latest collaboration, I was beyond stoked.
Being a Northsider, I've ordered many a feed from the original Gradi store, and they never disappoint. When it comes to a good pizza, less is almost always best; a mantra Gradi really lives by.
Each of the dishes we chose on the evening was absolutely outstanding, the oysters were perfect, the fried calamari was cooked to perfection, the salad was fresh, crisp and bursting with flavour and the truffle pizza was outstanding. The food was so good that I actually went back in the following week for my birthday dinner with my parents!
If you find yourself wandering around on Southbank, or are staying at the Crown Complex, I would highly recommend dropping past Gradi Crown for a feed. It is definitely my go-to Italian in Melbourne.
Shot by Max Kruse in collaboration with Crown Resorts.