With a rich Italian heritage, it’s no surprise that Francesca Fargnoli is the owner and creator behind Burpengary’s popular Italian café and restaurant, Basil & Vine. Coming from a picturesque part of Italy near Mount Vesuvius where the volcanic soil makes the vegetables and tomatoes rich in flavour, it’s almost as if Francesca was born to serve her very own Italian food creations.
As an Italian herself, owner Francesca Fargnoli grew up with food as a central way of life, with large family meals customary is her household. Traditionally, Italian dishes are made with simple ingredients that can be made or procured inexpensively such as pasta, bread, cheese, olive oil and tomatoes. Italian cuisine is all about using quality ingredients well and not so much about fancy cooking techniques. Basil & Vine’s goal is to capture that sense of relaxed dining and extended family that Italians do so well– where eating is a family affair that involves talking, socialising and loads of food made with quality, wholesome ingredients.
Basil & Vine’s innovative Italian food ranges across three extensive menus: Breakfast, Lunch and Dine-In.
The breakfast menu consists of over 20 delicious items from croissants and calzones to pancakes, waffles and crepes. Along with your food, you can order a range of specialty hot drinks, ice drinks and shakes, kombucha, soda and juices. If you’re dining in, there’s a range of beer, cider, cocktails, spirits and wine’s to choose from to accompany your meal.
Lunch starts with a few entrees including arancini balls and truffle fries before moving into bread options consisting solely of calzones. For the healthy eaters, there are 8 salads but if you can’t go past a good pizza, there’s more than 15 variations to choose from. And what would an Italian restaurant be without their classic range of pasta dishes. Favourites include beef bolognese, Il Nonno gnocchi, meatballs.
Finish off with a delicious sweet treat such as a banana brownie pizza, tiramisu, panna cotta or a Nutella calzone.
There is also a range of options for kids.
Procuring their coffee from local roasters, the specialty coffee at Basil & Vine is sure to give you the energy boost you need paired with a great tasting flavour. House blend coffee is sourced from cooperative in Rwanda, Guatemala and Colombia.
Basil & Vine also have a selection of tea from Tea Forte, served in glass teacups and pots.
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