WELCOME TO FLOWERS WITH FLAVOURS!
"Ciao, I am Alessandra, I am an Italian sustainable floral designer, stylist, private chef & I am the founder and creative director behind Flowers with Flavours!
As Floral Designer I source & forage the most beautiful Australian grown flowers for businesses, editorial, collaboration, intimate events.
As Private Chef I offer very authentic traditional nurturing & nourishing Italian unforgettable food experiences called
"T-rays of love" & "Dine with me" here in Australia and around the world.
If you would like to know more about us please visit our About page & Blog or contact us via email!
In the meantime have a wonderful day and looking forward to create beauty, magic and grace for your soul!
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Authentic, traditional, handcrafted, slow cooking italian flavours
Enjoy, taste & experience the very authentic Italian & in particular the neapolitan cuisine with my unique food journeys. Our flavours are unique, traditional, genuine & unforgettable.
Everything is created from scratch sourcing only fresh, organic, local & seasonal produces to bring you a very authentic wonderful culinary experience.
Moreover we adjust to every dietary requirements as to us it is very important to keep you and your health happy.
T-rays of love: are our authentic Italian home-cooked meals (delicious food trays) delivered at your door here in Port Macquarie to be shared with your family and friends.
Dine with me: it is our very unique multi sensory , luxury intimate dining experience,
at your home, available from Byron Bay to Sydney & beyond.
To make a booking,
please fill the request form on our event page.
with love and kindness.
My Story by Simona Poli and Nik Zanella
Alessandra’s artistic journey starts in Naples, a town nurturing art and passion with the same lively energy she reserves for her renown volcano. Bursts of bright creativity erupt along the flanks of the Vesuvio; Alessandra is one of them.
Napoli’s graceful energy can be seen in Alessandra’s flower compositions, canvas and installations, a passion that has taken her around the world for the past 30 years.
After relocating to London in 1999, (chasing a job at the MTV studios), she worked in different industries with the dream of selling flowers out of a refurbished Ape Piaggio, the iconic Italian three-wheeler & with the dream of opening one day a tiny restaurant on a beautiful beach by the ocean.
Alessandra spent the first 25 years of her professional life challenging herself in the fields of fashion and art, consulting for major companies, often incorporating flowers in her visual projects (YOOX, TOD’S, GOOGLE) & creating magic unforgettable supper club nights on the side of her career jobs.
For the past 25 years Alessandra has dedicated herself to fine dining, researching her culinary heritage and proposing elegant menus based on natural ingredients that she peppers with her flowers-centred artsy touch.
Thirty years into her voyage, Alessandra has absorbed every shade of the varied cultural landscapes she has crossed, always keeping art and flower composition at the centre of her cosmo.
Alessandra’s creations take inspiration from the patterns of wild flowers blending with the surrounding nature. Adhering to the ethical credo of sustainability, she doesn’t use any floral foam. There’s no paper nor plastic in her bouquets: stems are held together by hand dyed painted silk ribbons and Linen or cotton. Everything is organic and reusable. Withered petals are not even disposed of, after use: she dries them out for 18-24 months and reuses them, infusing them with new artistic life. As a result her canvases are reminiscent of late-renaissance’s ‘natura morta’, the favourite genre among Naples’ artistic elite of the XVII century. Alessandra, like Giuseppe Recco and Giovan Battista Ruoppolo before her, is a master in using dry and fresh flowers to depict the harmony of light and shadow.
Alessandra’s interest for Australian botany has led her to in-depth studies of the Australian Native Flora and Fauna & lots of constant learning from local flower farmers and gardeners.
Her suppliers are farmers and gardeners based between Sydney and the Greater Port Macquarie region, that she personally selects for the quality and sustainability of their products. The flowers she uses are unique and autochthonous, grown in rhythm with the four seasons, without any chemical product. Supporting a small, clean production-chain is the fulcrum of her artistic and social commitment. "Flowers with Flavours" is her latest creation, to bring more magic, poetry and unforgettable experiences through two of her biggest passions.
From Australia to all around the world!