Bucci’s Sunday Series – Veneto
Bucci’s Sunday Series back for 2020
Customary Sunday lunching Italian style involves eating, drinking, sharing joyful banter and music and throughout 2020, Brisbane’s Bucci Restaurant and Bar will once again rollout its popular Sunday Series lunches celebrating nine Italian food regions.
Kicking off with Veneto for the first Sunday Series event on 23rd February, Bucci’s Sunday Series 2020 will then venture to Calabria (29th March), Abruzzo (26th April), Piedmont (31st May), Tuscany (28th June), Lazio (2nd August), Sardinia (30th August), Sicily (27th September) and Puglia (25th October).
In a very Italian celebration of food, wine, music and adventure, guests enjoy eight shared dishes from each region and a glass of prosecco for $59.
Throughout 2019, Bucci’s Sunday long lunches were frequented by local Brisbane celebrities and identities including Sofie Formica (media personality), Georgina Lewis (Network 10), Sharyn Ghidella (Channel 7), Samantha Heathwood (Channel 9), Kylie Lang (The Courier-Mail), Damien Anthony Rossi (The Sunday Mail), Bianca Dye (formerly 97.3FM), Kimberley Busteed (NOVA) and Those Two Girls – Lise Carlaw and Sarah Wills (HIT 105FM) to name a few.
Bucci Restaurant and Bar’s Event Manager Sabrina Judge says Sunday lunching Italian style is about enjoying a long and filling lunch in a joyful atmosphere which is what Bucci does best.
“Our Sunday Series lunches have become incredibly popular with most booked out throughout 2019. Some guests even attended as many as four or five of the events because it’s simply a great way to spend a Sunday – the Italian way with the very best food, wine and fun,” Ms Judge said.
“Our Sunday Series lunches are a superb opportunity to experience different culinary regions of Italy in a festive atmosphere with each lunch typically featuring a guest speaker or demonstration from the region along with our favourite Italian music because who doesn’t love a sing-a-long or dance to the Dean Martin classic, “That’s Amore”,” she said.
“This year, our Sunday Series will take us to some new regions not previously offered through these events including Abruzzo and Lazio along with regional favourites such as Tuscany, Sardinia, Sicily and Puglia – just like taking an extensive vacation throughout Italy.”
Bucci’s Sunday Series 2020 calendar:
Veneto Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 23rd February
Featuring dishes or ingredients including polenta, risi e bisi (rice and peas), fritto misto, baccala and other seafood dishes.
Calabria Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 29th March
Featuring dishes or ingredients including citrus and vegetables (especially eggplant), sausage, Nduja and chilli.
Abruzzo Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 26th April
Featuring dishes or ingredients including saffron, maccheroni all chitarra, porchetta abruzze and waffle cookies.
Piedmont Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 31st May
Featuring dishes or ingredients including cacciatora, slow-roasted beef cheek, truffles, zabaglione and hazelnuts – Nutella!
Tuscany Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 28th June
Featuring dishes or ingredients including olive oil, bruschetta, fish stew, Bistecca alla Fiorentina (huge T-bone!).
Lazio Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 2nd August
Featuring dishes or ingredients including saltimbocca, pasta alla gricia, panpepato, and maritozzi.
Sardinia Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 30th August
Featuring dishes or ingredients including pecorino, fregola, sardines and malloreddus.
Sicily Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 27th September
Featuring dishes or ingredients including tuna, swordfish, bream, snapper, meatballs, cannoli and sfingi donuts.
Puglia Sunday Series lunch: 12 noon, Sunday, 25th October
Featuring dishes or ingredients including burrata, orecchiette pasta, salsciccia and pasticciotto.
Tickets for each Sunday Series lunch are essential by calling Bucci on (07) 3252 7848 or visiting www.buccijamesstreet.com.au
About Bucci Restaurant and Bar
Bucci has a longstanding reputation as one of Brisbane’s very finest and most trusted modern Italian restaurants with their own unique twist on traditional authentic Italian dining.
In the buzzing open kitchen, a team led by executive chef and co-owner, Shaun Malone turns out faithful renditions of classic Italian dishes that incorporate contemporary touches paired with seasonal freshly sourced local ingredients.
Bucci’s chic red and black interiors themed bar is famous for turning out sunset aperitivo – Italy’s favourite time of the day to wind down and enjoy traditional Italian cocktails such as Aperol Spritz, Negroni or Hugo, Campari, Americano or Sbagliato while curbing an end-of-day appetite with assaggini like olives, prosciutto, grissini, arancini, bruschetta and more.
Bucci Restaurant & Bar is located in arguably Brisbane’s most fashionable and vibrant shopping and dining precinct, James Street at 11/15 James Street, Fortitude Valley and is open daily for lunch, drinks and dinner except Tuesday. Throughout January, Bucci is open for dinner Monday to Sunday (5pm to late) and lunch Friday to Sunday (from 11.30am).