Byron Bay’s Barrio Takes Over ST. ALi Kitchen for MFWF March 21

A shining light of the thriving Byron Bay restaurant scene, chef Francisco Smoje from Barrio will be bringing the smoke and char of authentic Argentinian barbecue to ST. ALi for one night only during Melbourne Food & Wine Festival.

In conjunction with Traeger Grills and ST. ALi head chef Daniel Dobra, expect Barrio’s signature wood-fired and charcoal-grilled whole meat and vegetables.

Argentinian-born Smoje’s cooking is authentic, vibrant and bold yet familiar and comforting; beautiful to look at, yet close to its original form. Here’s a rare chance for a close-up look at what’s made Barrio such a destination.

With pisco sours served on arrival, the Barrio Feed Me Menu highlights Smoje’s specialities.

Starters:
Olives, pickles
Faina, chickpea bread

First course:
Cuttlefish, fennel, lemon, chilli
Empanadas

Second course:
Charcoal chicken, piri piri
Grilled beef rib, chimichurri
Blackened eggplant
Iceberg, sardine yogurt ranch
Roasted sweet potatoes

Dessert:
Panna cotta, coffee caramel, cacao almonds

From the Barrio to ST. ALi
Date: Thursday March 21
Time: Two sittings – 6pm and 8pm
Address: 12-18 Yarra Place, South Melbourne
Price: $65 for feed me menu including pisco sour
Bookings: http://www.melbournefoodandwine.com.au/program/from-the-barrio-to-st-ali-7273