Blog - Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse Melbourne
Pretty Boy and his gangster crew are crossing the border this July for one night only to celebrate Bastille Day 2019. Pretty Boy’s Executive Chef, Michael Smith has created a 5 course French inspired tasting menu filled with flavour and surprise, inspired by his time-spent working alongside the legendary Chef Jacques Reymond.
Gnocchi has been a staple of Italian living for centuries, and are various thick and small dough dumplings usually made from egg, potato and wheat flour and seasoned with herbs. Originating in the Roman era and spread throughout Europe, gnocchi is well known and beloved by many around the world.
The potato gnocchi has become a more recent staple, influenced by the introduction of the potato in the 16th century. From its humble beginnings, this ‘knot’ or ‘knuckle’ style dish is found in most Italian restaurants and is a favourite staple dish for many restaurants, including Pretty Boy Italian Steakhouse.
Focaccia has a long history of Italian heritage and is the early prototype for modern pizzas.
Whatever the region of Italy in which you are enjoying focaccia, it is usually served with olive oil, pepper, balsamic vinegar (sometimes combined together); or with a variety of additional spices and herbs.
Traditionally cooked on the hearth of a hot fire, or a heated tile or disk, bakers often puncture the bread with a knife to relieve bubbling on the surface of the bread, or alternatively dotting the bread, then topped with olive oil.\
Pasta is THE staple food of the Italian cuisine, so how can we not serve this in our Italian restaurant? Here at Pretty Boy, we hand-make all of our pasta daily, and serve it just like we remember how our grandmothers would have made it; fresh, hot, and filled with love.
After a successful Gin Gin and Pasta Spin with the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, our executive Chef Michael Smith is excited to continue to share his passions. Below, Chef Michael Smith has the perfect recipe on how to make the best pasta in the world.
With a kiss on either cheek and love in the eyes, Nonna has prepared perfect Sunday meal for you. The best way to show love is to shower your loved ones with food, and Nonna is no exception. Come to Nonnas for Lunch on the 5th of May and Nonna will spoil you.
At first glance, it may look like any ordinary pudding, but the Panna Cotta is much deeper than what meets the eye. This sweet custard dessert made of sweetened cream and gelatine is one of the most flexible desserts in the kitchen. Panna Cotta, Italian for “cooked cream”, remains an all-time…
The Italian cheesecake is a sweet dessert consisting of one or more layers. The main, and thickest layer, consists generally of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese (typically cream or ricotta), eggs and sugar. The bottom layer consists of a crust of base made of crushed graham crackers, cookies, sponge cake or pastry and is usually baked. To sweeten a cheesecake, ingredients such as lemon, spices, chocolate, pumpkin or
NEWLY LAUNCHED IN MELBOURNE CBD’S EMERGING FOOD HUB ON LITTLE LONSDALE STREET, PRETTY BOY ITALIAN STEAKHOUSE AND FLOYD’S BAR CAPTURE THE FLAVOUR OF TRADITIONAL ITALIAN WITH AN ADDED AMERICAN FLARE.