Tuart Hill: procedes from sales of Piazza Del Sol pasta dish to be donated to help Amatrice earthquake victims


Piazza Del Sol co-owner Lui D’Ammunzio with the Spaghetti Chitarra all’Amatriciana.
Piazza Del Sol co-owner Lui D’Ammunzio with the Spaghetti Chitarra all’Amatriciana.

A TUART Hill chef has joined his counterparts around the world to support those devastated by the earthquake that struck Italy last month.

Nearly 300 people died when an earthquake rocked Italy on August 24, centred on the town Amatrice.

Piazza Del Sol co-owner Lui D’Annunzio will donate $20 from every Amatriciana dish sold.

“The fantastic thing about the dish is that it originates from Amatrice, so we’re cooking a dish that’s devoted to the town that’s been devastated,” he said.

“Any loss of life is devastating no matter what but it’s not only that; the town was probably built 2000 years ago.

“I had family that are close to the town and felt the earthquake.”

Mr D’Annunzio’s tribute to the dish is called Spaghetti alla Chitarra all’Amatriciana and is made of homemade spaghetti with Italian pancetta, onions, kalamata olives, tomatoes, basil, garlic and chilli in tomato sauce, topped with Italian Pecorino cheese.

He said some other chefs are using bucatini pasta and the dish often used cured pork cheek.

Mr D’Annunzio said some suppliers have also supported the cause by donating ingredients including spaghetti from Vesuvio Pasta in Malaga and cheese from Continental Foods in North Perth.

He said he hoped to continue serving the dish throughout September.