The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-10-22T23:51:21Z Regenerative Farming Dinner features award winning produce from Southern Highlands 2019-10-22T23:51:21Z regenerative-farming-dinner-features-award-winning-produce-from-southern-highlands Moonacres Kitchen will launch their summer night restaurant called Jimmy Nardello with a Regenerative Farming themed dinner in collaboration with South Hill Soil Farm and Tathra Place Free Range at Robertson on 2 November 2019. The event will feature a talk from Rod Chisholm, CEO of Soils For Life, a program that supports land managers to regenerate their land. The menu will feature locally sourced ingredients from Moonacres Farm as well as, neighbouring Southern Highlands producers; Jamberoo Mountain Farm, Living Earth Farm, Brillig Farm, Pecora Dairy, Taluca Park Free Range, Tahtra Place Free Range and South Hill Soil Farm. The humble menu was developed by Moonacres and Jimmy Nardello chef, Stephen Santucci and is inspired by the rich flavours of authentic Italian cuisine. Menu highlights include Venetian pasta of Bigoli with duck sauce and raviolini filled with Pecora Dairy’s Jamberoo Mountain Blue cheese. The wine list will feature locally sourced natural wines from Ari’s Natural Wine and Benson & The Mooch, in addition to Yarrawa Estate Chardonnay from Kangaroo Valley and Far Ago Hill in Canyonleigh. The food and wine will be served with short educational talks from experts including Rod Chisholm, CEO Soils for Life; Phil Lavers, owner Moonacres Farm; Luke Winder, owner Tathra Farm Free Range; Clara Bateman, farmer South Hill Soil Farm. Rod Chisholm, CEO of Soils for Life, is incredibly passionate about investigating good regenerative farming practices and sharing the results to ensure this effective sustainable approach becomes a national focus for Australia. “The integrated approach has already delivered consistent and scientifically verifiable improvements both in terms of productivity and drawdown of carbon from the atmosphere,” said, Mr. Chisholm, CEO, Soils for Life. Phil Lavers, owner of Moonacres Farm, is aiming to achieve these sustainable practices by implementing a three-year Soil Project aimed at unleashing the natural cooperation between microbes and plants. “We are in the planning stages of this endeavour, it is important to us to leave the soil more fertile than we found it and ultimately create better quality produce,” said Mr Lavers. Tickets are limited book here: bookings@jimmynardello.com.au -ends- Notes to Editor: Interviews with Stephen Santucci and Phil Lavers available. Media passes available upon request. About Moonacres: Moonacres, is a 140-acre organically certified farm organic vegetable farm, located in the Southern Highlands of NSW, 90-minutes south of Sydney, was established in 2006 when Phil and Lisa Lavers moved their young family back to Australia from Japan. Moonacres’ award-winning produce is favoured by some of Sydney’s and regional NSW’s best restaurants; is sold at several farmers markets and food co-ops; delivery is available to local customers. The Moonacres team are also embarking on an ambitious, long-term soil project at the farm. In 2017 they opened the fully renovated Moonacres Kitchen which includes a café, bakery and summer dining concept Jimmy Nardello. Moonacres Kitchen is committed to the ethical production of the best quality food from farm to table, in a manner which nurtures the land. The Bakery uses only stoneground flour which has been responsibly and sustainably grown to produce breads and pastries onsite. Moonacres Kitchen also runs a Charcuterie Program in their considerable curing room which is on display from the cafe; all meats cured in-house use locally sourced, sustainable animals. More information: www.moonacres.com.au For bookings: bookings@jimmynardello.com.au For media enquiries, please contact: Simone Gur, Account Director, ZADRO P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 417 778 511 | simone@zadroagency.com.au Oakley Grioli, Account Coordinator, ZADRO P: +61 2 9212 7867 | oakley@zadroagency.com.au Images (High resolution available on request) Image: Produce from Moonacres Farm Image: Produce from Pecora Dairy Image: Head Chef Stephen Santucci Regional Italian Cooking paired with Southern Highland’s Produce 2019-10-01T01:08:45Z regional-italian-cooking-paired-with-southern-highlands-produce The team from Robertson’s Moonacres Kitchen will open their doors on 8 November operating on Friday and Saturday nights with an a la carte style dining concept, Jimmy Nardello. The restaurant will be open over the summer until 24 January. Jimmy Nardello will offer the exquisite joy of authentic regional Italian cuisine cooked with seasonal and local produce from the Southern Highlands. Under the creative vision of Head Chef Stephen Santucci, the team will deliver menus that originate from all over Italy. “All the menus were lovingly created from hours of research into the real Italian cuisine that has been crafted and honed over hundreds of years. “We will deliver menus that originate from the Castelli Romani hill-top towns outside of Rome; showcase secret gems from Trieste and reveal Pugliese-styled hand-rolled pasta. “Our hand-crafted salumi’s were cured over the winter and will be featured in our summer menus. “Many people think they know Italian cuisine; however, we will reveal another side to this richly complex cuisine,” said Santucci. Moonacres Kitchen is associated with Moonacres Farm, the award-winning organic farm based in Fitzroy Falls. Stephen Santucci is a hatted chef, formerly head chef of award-winning Vini, Surry Hills. Bookings are advised for Jimmy Nardello. -ends- Notes to Editor: Interviews with Stephen Santucci available. Samplings available upon request About Moonacres Moonacres was established in 2006, when Phil Lavers and Lisa Kawai moved their young family back to Australia from Japan. Located in the Southern Highlands of NSW, 90-minutes south of Sydney, Moonacres now comprises an organic farm, restaurant, cafe and bakery. Moonacres is committed to the ethical production of the best quality food from farm to table, in a manner which nurtures the land. Moonacres award-winning produce is favoured by some of Sydney’s and regional NSW’s best restaurants, is sold at a few farmers markets and food co-ops and is available for delivery to local customers. The Moonacres team are also embarking on an ambitious, long-term soil project at the farm. More information: www.moonacres.com.au For bookings: bookings@jimmynardello.com.au Images (High res available on request): Image: Produce from Moonacres Farm Image: Jimmy Nardello opens 8 November Image: Hand-rolled pasta from Head Chef Stephen Santucci For media enquiries, please contact: Felicity Zadro, Managing Director, Zadro P: +61 2 9212 7867 | M: +61 404 009 384 | felicity@zadroagency.com.au