Gastrology bloggers dined courtesy of Vapiano.
Spring is well underway and Vapiano has launched a new menu of specials to celebrate the warmer months.
The restaurant serves made-to-order hand-tossed pizzas, fresh house-made pasta, gourmet salads and delicious dolci in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with a focus placed firmly on freshness. Pasta is hand-made on the premises throughout the day and prepared right in front of the diner, while pots of fresh herbs on every table are perfect for sprinkling over your plate.
There are five new food dishes - Pizza Porporano, Risotto Pollo Levanto, Pasta Gamberi con Rosso, Classic Pumpkin Soup, and White Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Caramel and Honeycomb - all made with fresh ingredients and some TLC.
Classic Pumpkin Soup
The classic pumpkin soup was thick, hearty and smacked full of flavour.
The Pizza Porporano was a delicious pizza. Rich and decadent, the pizza was topped with expertly judged toppings of premium Aussie air-dried salted beef, rocket, shaved Parmesan, and drizzled with luscious Truffle olive oil a top a homemade tomato sauce and mozarella base.
Pasta Gamberi con Rosso
As expected of any good Italian restaurant, Vapiano is particularly good at producing quality pasta dishes. The Pasta Gamberi con Rosso that we had was no exception. The sun-dried tomato pesto worked well to provide both moisture and flavour and, overall, it was a delicious dish.
White Chocolate Cheesecake with Salted Caramel and Honeycomb
The dish of the nigh, this dessert was a delicious take on the traditional cheesecake. We loved the decadent white chocolate that came through on the middle pallete and the delicious lashing of salty, gooey sweetness delivered by the salted caramel beneath the layer of honeycomb crumble which provided texture. It was both well thought out and executed.
The Vapiano concept certainly resonates with Australian diners looking for a quick and easy dining option that does not compromise on quality or cost the earth.
Blog giveaway: Win a meal at Vapiano for you and a friend!
How to enter
All you have to do, is:
- Follow us on twitter (if you have not already)
- Send us an email answering “What is your favourite Italian dish and why?”
The best 4 entries, as judged by the Gastrology team, will each win a voucher for use at Vapiano Melbourne ONLY. The voucher entitles the winner and their guest to:
- A choice of Pizza Poporano; Pasta Gamberi con Rosso; Risotto Pollo Levanto, and Pumpkin Soup (one each)
- White choc cheesecake with salted caramel + honeycomb (one each)
The vouchers must be used by Friday 31st October – as that’s when our specials end so will no longer be available!
No booking is required – Vapiano's Melbourne restaurant team will be fully briefed to welcome the winners.
The competition will run from Sunday 5 October 2014 to 5:00pm Tuesday 7 October 2014 (winner to be announced on this post on Wednesday 8 October 2014).
Facebook: Vapiano Australia
The fine print:
Only entries made using a valid email address are eligible. Your email address will not be published. This competition is a game is of skill not chance. This giveaway is open to readers in Australia only. Prize is not transferable or exchangeable or redeemable for cash. The Promoter is not responsible for prizes once they have been dispatched to the winner. The image of the prize is purely representative and the actual prize is subject to change.
[8/10/2014] Announcement: Winners of meal at Vapiano
Thank you to everyone who entered!
The 4 winners are…
Gwen L. with the following entry:
"My favourite Italian dish is saedas. They are the perfect Italian snack with a cup of espresso. Simple, beautiful and who doesn't love a good pastry filled with cheese!"Natasha C. with the following entry:
Jason M. with the following entry:
While it is hard to pick a favourite (I love everything Italian) my favourite Italian dish is a Margherita pizza. I love a good one made with fresh tomato, oregano and lashings of ﬁor di latte. One which lets the ingredients speak for itself.
It's gotta be gnocchi with a ragu of some kind. Soft fluffy pillows of potato coated in a rich tomato sauce and tender meat which just melts in your mouth. These are the sorts of meals hearty beautiful Italian meals that create memories.Clay U. with the following entry:
My favourite italian dish is the humble pannacotta. As simple as this dish is in terms of ingredients, it is amazing how difficult it is to master. When you find a place that nails it, it is a sight to behold. I love when they have the texture and the balance of sweetness just right. Bellissimo!
… Congratulations, the winners will be contacted via email. Competition Now Closed.