The Broadsheet Table at Al Dente

Fri 27th May, 2022 – Thu 30th June, 2022
Restaurant 161-163 Nicholson Street Carlton 3053
Price: $280 for two
Experience Al Dente over five courses – including pasta stuffed with creamy northern Italian cheese and a delicate dessert served personally by the owners – plus off-menu cocktails and a pasta pack to take home with you. And it’s only available through Broadsheet Access.

The Broadsheet Table is a collaboration with the city’s best restaurants to bring you incredible, one-off dining experiences.

Our latest addition is at Al Dente, Carlton’s swish fine diner by Italian chefs Andrea Vignali and Davide Bonadiman. Al Dente opened in 2020, during lockdown, as a pasta-delivery service. Two years on, it’s one of the top restaurants for not just pasta (the crab ravioli is a mainstay) but upscale spins on Italian cuisine more generally (we like the marbled Wagyu flank).

At the Broadsheet Table at Al Dente, seated in the restaurant’s cosy enoteca, you’ll be greeted with snacks and a cocktail available only to Broadsheet Access members. Then, settle in for a five-course degustation. Expect elegant pasta dishes like paccheri with greens, ‘nduja and yellowfin tuna toro, a delicate ocean trout dressed in citrus and ponzu, and a milk and honey dessert served personally by Vignali and Bonadiman. You’ll also have the option to add on a bottle (or three) of Italian or Australian wine.

At the end of the night, you’ll be given a pack to recreate Al Dente’s signature pasta at home. You might try the crab ravioli or Al Dente’s famed cacio e pepe tortellini – all will be revealed on the night.

The Broadsheet Table at Al Dente is available to book for two guests on Thursdays or Fridays, at 6.30pm or 8pm, until June 30.

The Broadsheet Table is exclusive to our membership program, Broadsheet Access. Access is exactly what it sounds like – it gives you access to the best of your city, from dining experiences like this one to first viewings of blockbuster exhibitions, incredible competitions and more. Memberships start at $6.50 per month.