Plant 4 Bowden’s newly launched sister venue, Plant 3 Bowden is a warehouse-style space that is home to a rotation of markets, a hairdresser, bottle shop, two bars, a microbrewery, restaurant, dessert house and a plant shop. Joining the array of swish stores is Arancissimo – a place where authentic arancini are brought to life to satisfy your Italian dining needs.
The pop-up stall sees the creation of a small, but heavenly variety of hand-rolled arancini balls; using the freshest ingredients to ensure a flavour explosion upon every bite. Arancissimo owner, Jack Aidone grew up in Italy, spending 15 years of his life immersed in the beautiful locale, and aims to replicate the relaxing 6pm spritz and nibble hour atmosphere which is common to the Italian lifestyle.
You may also recognise Jack from Plant 4’s Francesco’s Cicchetti and their Torrensville sibling restaurant, Francesco’s Osteria, as he is the son of owners, Sarah and Francesco. Jack’s passion for food was inherited from his parents as he watched and learnt curiously over the years; intrigued by Francesco’s classic recipe creations and the secrets of Italian cooking techniques that are now served and utilised in all three eateries.
If you’re unfamiliar with arancini, they are delectable Italian rice balls that can be stuffed with savoury fillings, are coated with breadcrumbs and then deep fried. Jack’s current flavours being dished out at Arancissimo include the mushroom arancini and the tomato arancini.
“As I am a newly established business, I have two flavours of arancini on offer for now, with more coming soon! I personally make the arancini mix as well as hand-roll them too, using traditional family recipes – with both arancini options made gluten-free and vegan.” Jack shares.
Conveniently located right next to the Plant 3 Bar, you can sit back, relax and enjoy good quality food paired with good quality drinks all under the same roof. In addition to Plant 3’s open-plan setting, the industrial precinct features an extensive balcony space with views of Bowden Park, where you can satisfy all of your sensors with ease.
Although technically considered a pop-up, Arancissimo’s location is permanent and trades Friday nights, along with Saturday mornings and nights inside Plant 3, as well as Thursday nights inside Plant 4 for quiz night.
“Adelaide lacks good quality arancini, and there’s a scarce amount of tapas, cicchetti and finger food bars in and around the city. Arancissimo’s vision is to bring a little taste of Italian culture to South Australia,” Jack finishes.