Gusto Italiano highlights

The cuisine of Masterchef Enrico Bartolini with the wines of Speri

What: Tuck into the contemporary Tuscan cooking of two-Michelin- starred chef Enrico Bartolini (right) of Devero restaurant, 20 minutes from Milan. Menu highlights include his signature risotto with red turnips and gorgonzola cheese; foie gras terrine, chicken jelly, roasted lemon and Sicilian almonds; and roasted beef tenderloin, light chestnut smoke and white truffle potato.

Where: inItaly Bar Ristorante, 38 Craig Road

When: Sept 23, 7pm

Price: $218++, $174.40++ (HSBC cardholders)

The cuisine of Masterchef Gennaro Esposito with the wines of Quintarelli

What: Two-Michelin-starred Italian chef Gennaro Esposito (right), owner of Ristorante Torre del Saracino in the fishing town of Vico Equense on Italy's Amalfi coast, showcases his cuisine with wines from the Quintarelli estate.

Where: The Lighthouse, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore, 1 Fullerton Square, Level 8

When: Sept 11, 7pm

Price: $298++, $238.40++ (HSBC cardholders)

The cuisine of Masterchefs Karl and Rudolf Obauer 

What: They may be Austrian but chefs Karl and Rudolf Obauer's cuisine has Italian influences. The brothers, who run the restaurant and hotel Obauer in Werfen, Salzburg, will feature dishes such as blueberry risotto with honey quail; veal goulash with semolina dumpling and salt citron; and apple strudel with soft cheese and chamomile sorbet.

Where: Dolce Vita, Mandarin Oriental Singapore, 5 Raffles Avenue

When: Oct 30 to Nov 2, 7pm

Price: To be confirmed

Info: Call 6885-3551

An expression of Illy coffee by Chef Roberto Galetti with Caparzo Wines 

What: Chef Roberto Galetti's creations for this illy Coffee-themed dinner include Hokkaido scallops with cauliflower puree, mustard seeds and illy Coffee cloud; and pan-fried foie gras in illy Coffee crust with pumpkin puree. The dishes are paired with wines from Caparzo, one of Montalcino's most prestigious wine producers.

Where: Garibaldi Italian Restaurant & Bar, 36 Purvis Street, 01-02

When: Sept 2, 7pm

Price: $208++, $166.40 (HSBC cardholders)

Sicilian seafood treasures with the wines of Jermann

What: Savour Sicilian seafood by Gattopardo's executive chef Lino Sauro. Dishes include pan-seared amberjack with sweet and sour onions and Jerusalem artichokes; and Mediterranean scorpion fish stew. Each dish is paired with Italian wines from the Jermann estate.

Where: Gattopardo, 34/36 Tras Street

When: Sept 17, 7pm

Price: $188++, $150.40++ (HSBC cardholders) 

10 anni-versary

What: To celebrate Oso Ristorante's 10th anniversary, executive chef Diego Chiarini is whipping up a decadent 10-course menu to represent the restaurant's history over the years. Don't miss specially sourced ingredients such as burrata from a fifth-generation Italian farmer in Puglia and classic risotto with black truffles from a third-generation family business.

Where: Oso Ristorante, 46 Bukit Pasoh Road

When: Oct 10, 7pm

Price: $248++, $198.40++ (HSBC cardholders)

 Pizza pizza!

What: One of the most popular events at last year's Gusto Italiano is back. Take the children for a casual buffet at the much-loved Pete's Place with a free flow of at least 10 varieties of pizza, bruschetta and salads.

Where: Pete's Place, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road

When: Sept 12 to 14, 6 or 8pm

Price: $40++ (adult), $20++ (child); for HSBC cardholders, $32++ (adult), $16++ (child)

Info: Call 6416-7113

 The flavours of Piedmont with the wines of Pio Cesare at Forlino 

What: Forlino's chef Kentaro Torii will present contemporary Italian dishes accented with Japanese flavours. Wine lovers can also meet the fourth-generation owner of Pio Cesare in Piedmont, who will talk about the rare wines served at the dinner, which are specially brought in from his family's private cellar.

Where: Forlino, One Fullerton, 1 Fullerton Road, 02-06

When: Sept 4, 7pm

Price: $218++, $174.40++ (HSBC cardholders)

For ticket bookings and more information, call 6319-4038 (9am to 6pm, weekdays only) or go to www.gustoitaliano.com.sg