We team up with a rockstar of the Melbourne dining scene with this, the third in our series of restaurant collaborations.
Caterina Borsato and Patrick Walsh met in the first days of the somm scene in the early ’90s. The former went on to start Caterina’s Cucina e Bar in ’95, the latter founded CellarHand. It’s been a friendship built on fun and trust ever since.
Caterina, known to many as erstwhile host of the Regional Italian Cuisine television series, has dedicated years to turning out sophisticated, traditional Italian lunches with a bow to modernism. There’s no substitute for Caterina’s unique, expectation defying hospitality, nor for the cooking of head chef Marcello Mariani, but these wines will take you as close as you can get – especially with an enclosed recipe card for Gippsland Rabbit Leg Livornese style with sautéed greens, perfectly paired with La Spinetta’s juicy Sangiovese.