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Guest chef Dan Medcalf will be bringing his piadinas to Barrio.
Photo: Jess Kearney

Joining Chef Santiago Socrate at Barrio Eatery & Bar’s guest chef barbeque, on Wednesday 24 August 2022, is Chef Dan Medcalf from No.35 Kitchen and Bar in coastal Cabarita. The duo will be serving up perfectly executed crowd pleasing Italian piadinas.

Call it a sandwich, call it a party, call it whatever you like. The cult of the piadina is a real thing, and you won’t want to miss out on these hot iron griddled flatbreads filled to the brim with some of the best Northern Rivers produce. 

Expect grilled eggplant, buffalo curd and pickled pine nuts layered on fresh-charred bread; Sticky-glazed barbeque ham, radicchio jam and salted ricotta-packed piadinas; and spicy barbeque lamb sausage, broccoli rabe and salsa verde rolled together in a warming piadina sandwich. 

Other Italian curiosities include kingfish cannoli, barbeque jalapeno, and smoked crème fraiche; or beef tartare on toast, pickled mustard, and horseradish. Finish with No. 35’s famous house-made tiramisu.

After years at the top of the Sydney food scene (including stints at Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Assiette and The Dolphin Hotel) in 2021, Chef Daniel Medcalf opened his own Italian restaurant with co-owner Rachel Duffy (previously GM at Icebergs for 15 years), No.35 Kitchen and Bar in Cabarita in 2021. Raised in Byron Bay, Medcalf’s fuss-free modern Italian venue embraces relaxed family dining.

‘It’s great to be cooking back in the Bay with some excellent people. Australians love a barbeque and I’m no exception – it’s my kind of dining, just super casual and inclusive. The piadina is a fun casual way to enjoy beautiful barbeque meat, fish and veggies around a fire with your mates. After all, life’s just better in a sandwich! I’m looking forward to partnering with Santi and his amazing crew for a mid-week shindig over some Italian-inspired cooking, some tasty wines, and a couple of cocktails.’

There will be two seatings at 5/5.30pm or 7/7.30pm. Booking is essential.
www.barriobyronbay.com.au/ @barriobyronbay

Pictured below: guest chef Dan Medcalf will be bringing his piadinas to Barrio.
Photos: Jess Kearney

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