6:30 PM18:30


Continuing our Cookbook dinner series, we are celebrating ‘Rosa’s Farm’.

Italian-born Melbourne chef Rosa Mitchell and her husband Colin bought their farm at Yandoit in Central Victoria in the late 1980s. They acquired 20 acres of cleared land running up a volcanic hill, a few fruit trees and a dilapidated milking shed. The farm, which has expanded over the years, has always been a special haven for Rosa and her family, a place for good food and wine and celebratory meals. In this book she shares recipes for her favourite Italian dishes which are simple, traditional, lovingly prepared and utterly authentic.

During this special event, Rosa will be cooking a selection of recipes from this book for you to enjoy.

The Details

$75 per person for four course share style menu

Saturday 14th September

630pm event start time

How To Book

Bookings for this special event will be taken by our restaurant manager Dave, call 03 9602 5491 or email . We recommend booking as soon as possible as we expect the limited seats to fill quickly.

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Seasonal Italy- Winter Warmers
11:00 AM11:00

Seasonal Italy- Winter Warmers

SOLD OUT - (Sign up to our Mailing List to be notified of the next class)

Fill your home with the beautiful aromas of Italy this June, and head along to our ultimate Winter-inspired cooking class. Join Rosa Mitchell as she demonstrates some of her most loved, hearty and comfort food styled dishes assured to warm you from the inside out.

With a focus on a variety of delicious soups, slow cooks, and meals you can leave bubbling and braising away, this is a class you don't want to miss!

Eat and Drink

Enjoy a special drink by Dave to start the cooking class. The bar will then be available for further purchases of wine and beer during the day.

As usual, at the conclusion of the demonstration, Rosa will serve up a feast of some of the dishes she showed. Watch, learn and, most importantly, sample all of Rosa’s delicious dishes!


Take Rosa’s fact sheets and recipes home with you so you can recreate all the dishes again. You’ll also have a goodie bag specially made by Rosa for you.

When and Where
Date: Saturday 22nd June, 2019
Time: 11am-130pm
Location: Rosa's Canteen, Cnr Little Bourke & Thomson St, Melbourne, 3000

EFT facilities are available.

Again, we are keeping numbers low, so book your spot ASAP. If this first date does book-out we may be releasing a second date. So please do feel free to make contact if this date does not work for you.



Price: $135 per person

To place your booking credit card details will be recorded. Nothing will be charged to this card at this stage. If you do cancel your ticket within 7 days of the event date, 50% of the ticket price will be charged to your card. Managers reserve the right to approve moving your booking to another date on a case by case basis.

Dietary requirements are required 14 days prior to the event date, we will attempt to cater for all requirements. The event will be confirmed 14 days prior to the date, if the event is cancelled a full refund will be made.

Call Misty 03 9938 7010

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MFWF Cinema Rosa
7:30 PM19:30

MFWF Cinema Rosa

Rosa's Canteen will transform and transport you to a night at the movies in Italy. It’s a two-for-one – dinner and a movie, with a film plucked from Italy accompanied by a menu inspired by the same movie, interpreted by Rosa. The perfect date night!

Rosa presents the ultimate date night. Starting with a glass of something spritzy, sit back and relax with a vintage Italian film screening, while Rosa interprets the dishes from the film in her own inimitable style. Original, entertaining and interactive, don't miss this opportunity to delve into the rich culture and culinary delights of Rosa's favourite Italian movies over a four-course 'share style' menu.


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Helping Amatrice
6:00 PM18:00

Helping Amatrice

Merchant is hosting a fundraising dinner by four great Italian chefs to help those affected by the recent earthquake in Amatrice. Rosa Mitchell (Rosa's Canteen), Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino), Massimo Mele (Catering by Massimo), Johnny Di Francesco (400 Gradi) will be presenting four courses including antipasto, pasta, main and dessert.

$180 per person. All proceeds go to the earthquake appeal.

Merchant Osteria, Rialto 495 Collins Street Melbourne 3000

For bookings please call Merchant on 96147688

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Swiss Italian Festa Masterclass
10:00 AM10:00

Swiss Italian Festa Masterclass

Join in the fun of The Swiss Italian Festa at the Lake House with two of Australia’s most celebrated Italians. Rosa Mitchell (Rosa's Canteen) and Johnny Di Francesco (400 Gradi) will share recipes, stories and tips on how to create authentic Italian cuisine.

$155 per person. Includes 3 hour demonstration, snacks and a glass of wine.

Lake House, King Street Daylesford 3460 Victoria, Australia with a Masterclass

To book tickets click here or call us on 03 5348 3329.

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