The Cellar Bar, a Melbourne institution since the 1950s, has always been synonymous with Italian dining. The place where many had their first mouthful of spaghetti bolognese, it's long been the meeting point for Melbourne society and one of the reasons dining out has woven itself into the fabric of this wonderful city.
The Cellar Bar is a place that is always the same in the best kind of way. It's a place where you can go for a comforting favourite dish or something new. You can go anytime, eat anything. There are no rules and everybody is welcome. The produce is always the best, made with love by some of the city's finest chefs. Its dark, warm and burnished interior is cosy and relaxed.
As Guy says, 'The aim of the food is not to just have you leave feeling full, but it's also to have you feel fulfilled.' Now you can take this feeling home and nourish your friends and family with 80 simple, delicious, authentic Italian recipes.
About the Author
Guy Grossi is a celebrated chef and restaurateur. He is the owner of Grossi Restaurants including Grossi Florentino, Mirka Continental Bistro, Merchant Osteria Veneta, Ombra Salumi Bar and Grossi Trattoria in Bangkok.
As one of Australia's leading authorities on Italian food, Guy has been a judge on My Kitchen Rules and co-host of Italian Food Safari, and has appeared on MasterChef Australia. He also shares his knowledge through his bestselling books, which include Recipes From My Mother's Kitchen, My Italian Heart and Grossi Florentino-Secrets and Recipes.
Guy is a dedicated philanthropist who is particularly interested in assisting young people in need and mentoring others. His restaurants consistently attract praise but what gives him the most joy is the satisfaction of feeding a hungry diner.