Scott Pickett’s new Italian restaurant
Chef and restaurateur Scott Pickett has added another restaurant to his expanding portfolio with the launch of Pastore.
The restaurant will open in Hotel Chadstone in Melbourne on 1 November and will revolve around Italian-inspired cuisine.
“My love of Italian food and cooking over fire is well known and Pastore will showcase our passion for this cuisine within a beautiful setting,” says Pickett.
Head chef Mirco Speri has worked closely with Pickett to design a menu that focuses on wood-fired proteins and handmade pastas. Launch dishes encompass everything from house-cured duck prosciutto with Davidson plum and Geraldton wax to wood-roasted king prawn with fermented tomato, nduja and fennel pollen and pici with sausage ragu and salted ricotta.
Pickett & Co beverage manager Clint Fox has curated the wine list which will showcase Italian varietals and local producers. A premium selection of wine will be available by the glass alongside a selection of signature cocktails.
The 50-seat restaurant will be open for all-day dining, offering diners breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner seven days a week.
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