Dominique Rizzo | Bespoke Food Tours

Through the sharing of food, we share life, and one is never lonely or hungry

Dominique Rizzo is one of Queensland’s leading female chefs creating world class bespoke Gourmet Food & Wine Tours to Spain, Sicily and beyond.

Her mission is to inspire everyone to make a change for the better with her delicious, healthy, real food recipes…..I love the essence of clean, simple whole food cooking. My food style and recipes are inspired by my travels and culinary experience in all cuisines. Life is too short to leave anything out! I am passionate and inspired by our worlds multicultural kitchen and all dietary lifestyle choices. I believe that with balance in our body we are whole and healthy. Deliciously Regards….Dominique x

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Featured Recipes

Pasta Alla Norma

Eggplant, tomatoes, basil, and ricotta salata – these four ingredients are the fundamentals of Pasta Alla Norma, a dish that originated in Catania, a city on Sicily's East coast.

Broccoli and Cauliflower Fritters

These are a fantastic vegetarian fritter that you can use just about any vegetable in, I have also made these with sautéed chopped mushrooms and they taste delicious. They make a great addition to a light dinner, as a starter to have with drinks and ideal for kids for the school lunches as you can mask the vegetables that they may not like.

Peach, Lime and Passionfruit Ginger Beer Ice Blocks

Taking advantage of summer peaches and sweet passionfruit, these Peach, Lime, Passionfruit and Ginger Beer ice blocks are a fantastic snack for a hot summers day. Full of fruit, refreshing and with that iconic Ginger beer flavour, big and little ice block lovers will enjoy these.

Loaded Ginger Jam and Chocolate Chip Cookie Ice-cream Sandwich

Worth every second of effort. These loaded ginger and chocolate chip cookies with a chocolate and ginger ice cream are indulgent and ridiculously scrumptious. The surface of the cookie is full of Buderim Chocolate Ginger chunks, with a creamy delicious smooth ice cream which any one can make.

Crispy Fried Coconut Prawns with Green Papaya salad and Pickled Ginger Chili sauce

Who doesn't love a crispy fried coconut prawn cutlet!  I have to say my combination of flavours for the Green papaya salad and the sticky Pickled Ginger Chili are just delicious, perfect for an entrée, canapé, or starter to a dinner party.

Betel Leaves with Crab Salad, Crispy Noodles, Lime, Ginger Mayonnaise & Salmon roe

One of my favourite entrees when I go out is some sort of deliciousness wrapped up in a betel leaf. My recipe for Betel leaves with crab salad, crispy noodles and a lime and ginger mayonnaise is delicious and if you don't have the betel leaves you can serve this salad in a lettuce leaf, tart shell, or roll it up in rice papers.
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Featured Blog

What to do with a Bunch of Kale…

If you can grow Kale you will be saving $$ on your multivitamin bill.  Kale is very high in nutrients and very low in calories, making it one of the most nutrient-dense foods on the planet. Here are my favourite ways to enjoy Kale.
October 28, 2022/by Dominique Rizzo

What’s so special about “Minni Di Virgini” from Catania

The story behind these pastries is that they were inspired by Saint Agatha,  who is embraced as the patron saint of Catania. 
June 23, 2022/by Dominique Rizzo

Vincenzo Bellini and Pasta Alla Norma

Vincenzo Bellini and Pasta Alla Norma. What does Bellini have to do with Pasta? Read on to find out.
June 23, 2022/by Dominique Rizzo

Discover the City of Catania in Sicily

Catania, a city which shines in the Sicilian Baroque style. Whether the Piazza del Duomo with the black lava elephant, the Roman Theatre, the Villa Bellini, the Cathedral of Sant'Agata or any of the numerous churches - Catania offers its visitors a wealth of interesting places and tourist attractions.
June 21, 2022/by Dominique Rizzo

It’s Chef Dom Rizzo & I’m Back! – May 2022 Newsletter

One of the questions I get asked so many times is – What are you doing now? Here is my answer...
April 4, 2022/by Dominique Rizzo

Why a bespoke culinary tour is the way to go for your next trip to Sicily

What Take a Food Tour? Taking a culinary tour is like having a knowledgeable guide by your side to guide you around the city most deliciously and interestingly. Taste, fragrances, information, and memories combine to create a comprehensive experience!
April 4, 2022/by Dominique Rizzo
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Latest News

NEW POP UP COOKING CLASSES &

THE URBAN FEAST COOKING SCHOOL … opening soon

Looking for easy recipes ideas, recipes for healthy salads, Keto, low carb, low sugar, gluten free, vegetarian, vegan and everything in between? Im just about to launch some of my favourite and most popular classes. As a result I will be popping  up all over Brisbane, just to get you all excited about my new cooking school ” The Urban Feast” which will be opening in 2021.  Until then if you would like me to come to your house to host a cooking class….Email me and we can chat about the many options of menus and classes I can offer.

If you love my  RECIPES and you would love to come along to one of my classes,  be the first to join my Urban Feast right here in Brisbane, Click Here and register your details.  Hands on Cooking Classes, workshops and demonstrations will be running days, evenings and weekends because I know how busy we all are. Classes will be limited to 8-10 people so you get to enjoy a relaxed pace with time to really explore cooking and new skills. And of course we will need plenty of time for feasting and drinking. Its all just a click away. Happy Cooking …..Deliciously Dominique