Life according Ollie's Squadra

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Ale’s Tips to Pasta Perfection

Ale’s Tips to Pasta Perfection

Meet Alessandro he’s crazy, loud and the pasta guru at Ollie’s Italian (self claimed). Here’s Ale’s top five tips to creating Italian quality pasta in the comfort of your own home… or if you cbf just come to Ollie’s and we’ll make it for you.    Is the flour really that important? The flour you use to make pasta is verrrrryyyy important according to Ale (we experienced a lot of hand gestures when asking this question).  “Every type of flour has a different strength to it or coarseness. 000 flour is the finest flour and 00 more coarse. The coarseness...

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The Seven Wine Secrets Every Restaurant Knows

The Seven Wine Secrets Every Restaurant Knows

Whether you are an avid wine connoisseur or a wine novice (no judgement here) we all have different tastes when it comes to grapes. We spoke to Ollie’s Italian Food & Beverage Manager Kevin Gabsi about seven of the industry’s top secrets to finding the perfect wine to delight your taste buds.   Your perfect wine match might not be on the list Very often, we have wines in stock not listed for various reasons. A bottle left from a previous list, a surprising vintage, a sample from our beloved supplier or even a wrong delivery hidden in the cellar. Ask...

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The Hangover Cures Ollie’s Squadra Swear By

We’ve all been there before: after work drinks turns into happy hour, and suddenly you are singing karaoke at 2am and waking up with a half-eaten kebab in bed and a killer hangover. If you want medical advice on how to cure your hangover definitely speak to your doctor, but if you want advice on how to beat a hangover, speak to the true drinking experts: Ollie’s Squadra. We’ve pulled together the Squadra’s top five ailing remedies. SWEAT IT OUT This remedy is curtesy of our Fitspo Squadra member, Dave. Sounds easy enough, but when you’ve got a pounding headache...

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A day in the life at Ciao Ollies

Ciao, Ciao! 2020 was said to be the year of new beginnings. Well, they got that bloody right didn’t they! In a matter of three weeks, the Squadra at Ollie’s have had many new beginnings… Firstly we launched a new business… hello Ciao Ollie’s (olliesitalian.com.au) if you haven’t checked it out… yes shameless plug right there. Secondly we have all become raging alcoholics, and thirdly coffee has now replaced water. So, what does a day in the life at Ollie’s now look like? Well brace yourself, because it’s one hell of a ride. 8AM Nay Nay: arrives coffees in hand...

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