Published on October 8th, 2015 | by melbournesalamifesta
D.O.C and the Italian charm offensive.
Thankfully D.O.C. is not yet another Internet acronym you need to get your head around – at least in this context. D.O.C. Gastronomia Italiana, led by Tony Nicolini, is a Melbourne institution when it comes to dishing up traditional Italian food, coffee and wine with contemporary flair.
As the name suggests the products served at their pizza and mozzarella bars, espresso bar and deli are of the highest standard, sourced from all over the world’s favourite boot-shaped country. However, Tony has been doing this for years. Cast your mind back to a time when pizza meant a choice between Capriciossa, Hawaiian or Aussie, well at the same time Tony was busy importing San Marzano tomatoes from Italy and laying the groundwork or base should we say to Melbourne’s pizza age of enlightenment. In Tony’s own words it’s all about, “a celebration of heritage; a joy in sharing. Authentic, exuberant and outrageously Italian.”
The same philosophy rings true of the Melbourne Salami Festa, where D.O.C. are partners and hosts to this year’s Festa Opening Night Party at the Northcote Town Hall. On top of outrageous Italian exuberance, they’ll be bringing food, aperitivos and music to the salami-loving masses.
To experience the D.O.C. charm overload in person, book your Festa Opening Night tickets now at melbournesalamifesta.com/aperi-cena