Chalmers & Fritto + Co Charity Dinner At Folonomo


June 2018

When /

Thursday, 14th June from 7pm

Where /

Folonomo, 370 Bourke St, Surry Hills 

Folonomo – the name is an abbreviation of ‘for love, not money’ – is kicking off its 2018 Chef Series with a dinner teaming up wines from Chalmers with the food of My Kitchen Rules stars Josh and Nic Sama of Fritto + Co.
The menu draws on Josh and Nic’s passion for cooking locally, seasonably and sustainably – and will be served with their signature Calabrian charm. “We want guests to taste a little of our tradition and our upbringing, but also flirt with some of the flavours we have developed through our journeys and experiences.”
These dishes will be paired with a range of Montevecchio and Chalmers wines grown by the Chalmers family – pioneer of so-called alternative varieties in Australia – on their vineyard in Heathcote.
100% of the profits from the evening will be donated to charity – Bart’s choice, Royal Flying Doctor Service, and Josh and Nic’s elected cause, The Starlight Foundation
Read on for the menu and wine selections or just stop and click here to book.

The Menu


Saffron milk cap + porcini mushroom arancini w/ a citrus aioli.
Sardine bruschetta

Five-course sharing experience:

Cold entrée

Cured beef carpaccio w/ parmigiano and a horseradish and mustard aioli

Hot entrée

Artichokes two ways: Stuffed with pancetta and herbed breadcrumbs and akso crispy fried Jerusalem artichokes.


Black cuttlefish risotto/pasta
Spaghetti vongole


Port braised rabbit w/ winter mushrooms & caramelised chestnuts, served on truffle polenta + roasted vegetables


Italian breakfast (cappuccino cremino)

The Wines

2017 Chalmers Vermentino RRP $27
2015 Chalmers Greco RRP $29
2017 Montevecchio Bianco RRP $24
2017 Chalmers Rosato RRP $27
2017 Chalmer Nero d’Avola RRP $27