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Lagotto's Bushfire Bake Sale

Stock up on filled cannoli, French baguettes and homemade sausage rolls while raising funds for bushfire relief.
By Libby Curran
January 25, 2020
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By Libby Curran
January 25, 2020
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North Fitzroy Italian diner Lagotto is turning its attention to the sweeter side of life — and a good cause — by collecting funds for bushfire relief with a good old fashioned bake sale. On Sunday, February 2, it's firing up the oven and rounding up a couple of well-known foodie friends for a special fundraiser that'll send 100-percent of proceeds to Country Fire Authority Victoria and Wildlife Victoria.

Lagotto's chefs will be staying on theme as they whip up an assortment of classic Italian treats, from biscotti and crostoli to bomboloni and stuffed cannoli. Meanwhile, local bakeries Loafer Bread, Dench and To Be Frank are coming in hot with some baked goods of their own. They're donating goodies like buttery croissants, biscuits and French-style baguettes.

Even Lagotto's siblings are coming to the party — expect homemade sausage rolls from wine bar Congress and serves of yuzu custard mochi courtesy of modern Japanese restaurant Future Future. No one's going thirsty, either, with caffeinated sips donated by Vacation Coffee and native bush bellinis made in collaboration with the folks up the road at Pinotta.

Parker Blain

Both the espresso machine and the tunes will be pumping, so your freshly baked goodies are best enjoyed out on Lagotto's sunny terrace. Word is, there'll even be some cheeky dog treats on hand for very good boys and girls.

PSA: bring your change — this is a cash-only sale.

Top image: Kate Shanasy

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