Burleigh Heads’ latest dining addition is owned by husband and wife team Chef Fabio Rocco Ricciardo and his wife Federica Scalambra. Former chef to Ferrari’s Formula 1 team for three years, Fabio left the circuit to move to our shores, opening Belvedere Stonemill on the ground level of the Swell building.
Hailing from Modena and Ferrara in Italy, the couple have opened a trattoria with a difference, as epitomised by its name. Drawing on the methods, traditions and recipes of generations, the couple make everything in house, including some dishes rarely seen on the Gold Coast, such as gnocconi, passatelli and focaccia barese cooked in an oven dish.
The couple share with us their recipe for Passatelli alle melanzane (a traditional, quick but very tasty pasta for children to eat on Sundays, made using a potato ricer) served with eggplant, anchovies, olives and capers in a napolitana sauce.
Belvedere Stonemill, Swell Building, 1638 Gold Coast Hwy, Burleigh Heads Ph: 07 5576 3764