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.
The feed back from both La Gran Grigliata and Pizza e Birra was fantastic and we are planning another event. More information coming soon.
Click here to watch a short video of the 'La Gran Grigliata'.
The current Officers and Executive Committee members are:
President: Giovanni Pilu