In 2004 twelve Italian-Australian restaurateurs met to form The Council of Italian Restaurants in Australia (CIRA) a not-for-profit organisation to promote the values of Italian food and perpetuate authentic Italian cuisine in Australia. This is inclusive of cultural and educational objectives. CIRA has been formed and is now consulting with others in the industry including restaurants, industry associates and friends to broaden membership, operating a cooking school and encouraging young apprentices to participate in the CIRA-ALMA Young Talent Award.
Young Talent Award entries are open now. Click here for more information.
Alex Keene from Ormeggio at the Spit won the Young Talent Award. Story and pictures coming soon.
19th November 6:30pm Alessandro Pavoni and Giovanni Pilu co-host a Christmas class
$85 per person ($75 for CIRA members and friends) or 2 for $100 if booked by 3pm Friday 15th November.
Bookings essential and numbers strictly limited.
The feed back from both La Gran Grigliata and Pizza e Birra has been fantastic and we are planning more .... next year.
Click here to watch a short video of the 'La Gran Grigliata'.
Special Offer for CIRA Members and Friends
Italian pop/rock superstar, acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Eros Ramazzotti is bringing his "NOI" World Tour to Melbourne and Sydney in November.
During his 29-year career Eros has sold more than 55 million records, releasing eleven studio albums, compilations and live albums as well as 37 singles, transcending traditional musical boundaries.
LiveNation are able to offer you exclusive access to a special ticket offer for Eros' Melbourne performance at Rod Laver Arena on Friday November 15 and Sydney performance at the Sydney Entertainment Centre on Wednesday November 20.
Enter the code NOITOUR when purchasing to access Gold tickets from $149.90 and Silver tickets from $99.90!"
Link for Melbourne:
Link for Sydney:
No password required.
The current Officers and Executive Committee members are:
President: Giovanni Pilu