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Balla's Functions Menu

Balla Functions Menu

Balla Menu

Balla Menu

À La Carte

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At Balla we make everything in-house using mainly organic ingredients, sustainable seafood and free range meats. The majority of our dishes are gluten free and can be adapted to any kind of dietary requirement. There’s something for everyone at Balla.

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Oysters shucked to order and served natural with lemon  
Individual 4.5
½ Dozen 24
Dozen 46
Salumi cured meats 50g, servied with Balla grissini 9
Prosciutto di Parma 18 months | House-cured Bresaola | Soppressa | Cacciatore | Piccante | Mortadella | Pancetta  

ANTIPASTI - before the meal

Crispy polenta sautéed seasonal mushrooms, porcini puree and buffalo mozzarella 19
Quail breasts wrapped in pancetta, sautéed radicchio, Marsala reduction 20
Crudo alpine salmon, crunchy beetroot, ricotta and smoked salmon roe 21
Vitello tonnato torello rose veal, tuna and caper sauce 22
Calamari grilled winter leaves, pine nuts and sultana 22

PASTE E RISOTTO – FIRST COURSES

Entrée size

Potato gnocchi with pork belly ragù, saffron and Montasio 25
Ravioli of pumpkin and amaretto, sautéed leek, house-dried ricotta, pumpkin chips 26
Trenette with prawns, globe artichokes and mint 27
Spaghetti made of egg pasta, with spanner crab, cherry tomato and garlic 28
Risotto organic “Acquerello” rice, seasonal mushrooms, black truffle, porcini dust 30

 

SECONDI – SECOND COURSES

Yellow fin tuna eggplant caviar, capsicum, grilled shallots and caper leaves 39
Toothfish shaved fennel, roasted garlic and mussel cream 46
Venison loin spice crusted, red cabbage and chestnuts, beetroot jus 44
Whole snapper oven baked with cherry tomato, vongole, shellfish broth guazzetto 44
Wagyu sirloin 250g MBS 8, Brussels sprouts, mustard and red vinegar dressing 47

DALLA GRIGLIA - TO SHARE FOR TWO FROM OUR WOODFIRED GRILL

Porchetta slow roasted suckling pig with sautéed cime di rapa 89
T-Bone 800g grass fed beef steak Florentine style with rosemary oil 79
- allow 30 mins for MR cooking  
Yamba prawns grilled broccolini, spicy ‘nduja crumbs 48
individual
  92
for 2 people
Lamb shoulder 700g cooked whole and served deboned with salsa verde  79

 

CONTORNI - SIDE DISHES

Oven roasted autumn vegetables with salmoriglio 13
Gratinated silverbeet spinach with smoked provola 12
Fried rosemary potatoes 10
Paper baked seasonal mushrooms trifolati, garlic and parsley 14
Mix leaves salad with honey vinegar and extra virgin olive oil 10

 

Executive Chef Gabriele Taddeucci @thetuscanboy
“I am proud to present a menu created following authentic Italian traditions.  At Balla we make everything in-house using mainly organic ingredients, sustainable seafood and free-range meats. Most of our dishes is gluten free and can be adapted to any kind of dietary requirement. There’s something for everyone at Balla.”

 

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options.

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

Truffle Menu

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Available from Tuesday, 12 June to Sunday, 5 August 2018.

$110 per person for a 4-course degustation or choose a la carte. Matching wines available for an additional $60 per person.

 

Seared scallops, cauliflower puree and crispy Jerusalem artichoke with black truffle

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Organic durum wheat tagliatelle with black truffle, butter and Reggiano

36

Torello Rose Veal rump served with porcini mushrooms and black truffle

48
Crostata poached pears served with almond praline and truffle ice cream 15
   
   

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options. 

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

 
Vegetarian

ANTIPASTI – BEFORE THE MEAL

Cecina baked chick pea tart with shaved pecorino (vegan without pecorino) 12
Bruschetta wood-grilled ciabatta bread, eggplant caviar, semi-dried tomato, fried capers (vegan) 15
Tomino cheese oven baked, radicchio and balsamic 18

PASTE – FIRST COURSES

Gnocchi with cherry tomato, basil and buffalo mozzarella 26
Ravioli of pumpkin and amaretto, sautéed leek, house-dried ricotta, crispy sage 26
Trenette with globe artichokes, garlic and mint (vegan) 26

 

SECONDI – SECOND COURSES

Crispy polenta sautéed seasonal mushrooms, porcini purée and buffalo mozzarella 27.5
Frittata of free range eggs, cime di rapa, garlic and pecorino toscano 26
Risotto organic “Acquerello” rice, pumpkin, goat’s cheese and balsamic 26

CONTORNI – SIDE DISHES

Roasted rosemary potatoes (vegan) 10
Mix leaves salad with honey vinegar (vegan) 10
Gratinated silverbeet spinach with smoked 12
   
   

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options. 

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

 
Desserts, Cheeses and Wines

DOLCI

Tasting plate, tiramisu’, cannoli, profiterole and gelato or sorbet 25
Roasted quince green apple sorbet, almond and cinnamon crunch (vegan) 14
Popcorn sandwich vanilla popcorn cream, passion fruit gel 14
Profiteroles bacio custard, warm chocolate sauce 14
Cannoli, Sicilian sweet pastry filled with ricotta, chocolate and pistachio 14
Tiramisu’, savoiardi biscuits dipped in coffee with mascarpone cream 14
Gelato and sorbet, selection of 3 scoops churned in house 12
Affogato vanilla ice cream, coffee and Frangelico 16
or with Glenmorangie Signet 18.5

FORMAGGI

Per 40g served with seasonal fruits and walnut bread

Single serve  8  |  Selection of three  20  |   Selection of five  30

La Tur soft blend of cow’s, goat’s and sheep’s milk served with pear mustard (Piedmont)  
Montasio DOP semi-hard cow’s milk, 15 months matured served with house made chilli jam (Veneto)  
Gorgonzola dolce DOP soft blue veined cow’s milk with balsamic cherries (Lombardy)  
Pecorino al tartufo semi-hard raw sheep’s milk with black truffle, served with apple honey (Sardinia)  
Capra in foglia di noce semi-hard goat’s milk wrapped and matured in walnut leaves with Zibibbo reduction (Veneto)  

 

DESSERT COCKTAILS

Chocolate espresso martini  18
Absolut vanilla, Kahlua, Cacao Liqueur, Coffee  
   
Tolberone  19
Frangelico, Kahlua, Baileys, Cream and Chocolate  

AMARI

Enjoy our selection of Bitters Neat or on the Rocks with Orange

Cynar - Artichoke liqueur, Italy 8
Fernet Branca - Herbal liqueur, Italy 9
Amaro Nonino - Herbal liqueur, Italy 12

GRAPPA

Fragrant grape based spirits from Italy 

Questa E’ Vera Demin Prosecco 16
Nonino II Moscato 12

 

LIQUEUR

Sambuca Strega 9
Limoncello 9
Viciola sour cherry liquor, Infusi dell’Eremo  (Port style) 14

CAFFÈ - TÈ

Served with home made biscotti 5
Coffee organic selection from Vittoria  
Tea  English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Peppermint, Camomile, China Yin Zhen “Silver Needles” (white), China Sencha (green), Darjeeling “Margaret’s Hope” (black), Superior Keemun (black), Assam( black), Ceylon Highgrown (black)  
   
   

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options. 

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

 

 

 

Seafood Lunch
The freshest seafood at a super special price.

Additional entree course for $10

Mussels sautéed with white wine and tomato, grilled garlic ciabatta  
Tuna nicoise with white radicchio, green beans, semi dried tomatoes, taggiasca olives  

Main course for $30

Fregola, traditionaly Sardinian pasta simmered in classic seafood marinara  
Market catch wood-grilled fish of the day  

Additional dessert course for $10

Pumpkin brûlée served with amaretti biscuit  
Poached quince with vanilla pannacotta and gingerbread crumble   

 

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options. 

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

 

 

 

Pre-Theatre Menu

Check out Balla's pre-theatre menu and enjoy a delicious Italian meal before your show (available for evening sessions).​​​

 

2 courses $55 | 3 courses $60

Soft polenta with house-made pork sausage and fennel seeds ragù  
Tomino cheese oven baked, with radicchio, walnut and balsamic  
Mount Cook Salmon pan fried fillet, with cauliflower purée and grilled broccolini  
Black Angus beef flank MBS 3 wood-grilled with parsnip chips  
Pistachio semifreddo with white chocolate sponge and orange curd  
Chocolate tart 70% Amedei dark chocolate with chestnuts cream and praline  

 

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options.

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

Available 5.30pm through to 7pm
Cocktails, Aperitivi and Bar Food

APERITIVI

Campari & Tonic Campari and Fever Tree tonic 12
Aperol Spritz Prosecco, Aperol and Soda 16
Negroni Bulldog gin, Campari and Cinzano Rosso  18
Ruby Red Fizz Aperol, pink grapefruit and chamomile tea    12
Americano Campari, Cinzano Rosso and soda 16
Aperol Sour Aperol, fresh lemon, sugar and egg white    15

 

BAR FOOD

Roasted mixed nuts 6
Marinated olives with rosemary focaccia 9
Oysters “shucked to order” with eschallot and red vinegar 4
Beetroot chips with goat's curd and vincotto 10
Black Angus beef skewers marinated in balsamic 12
Cecina (chickpea tart) with shaved pecorino 12
Crispy chicken nuggets “cacciatora style” 12
Fried calamari, prawns and whitebait with lemon and chilli 14
Arancini with veal ragu and buffalo mozzarella (3 per serve) 14

 

COCKTAILS

Giacomo Balla | The father of futurist cocktails  
Fiorente elderflower and cranberry, served straight up Cosmopolitan style 17
Marinetti | A poetic marriage of flavours  
Old fashioned style with Zacapa 23 rum, Cocchi vermouth, Angostura bitters and honey 19
Puccini | A brilliant symphony  
Sailor Jerry spiced rum, Disaronno Amaretto, mango and fresh lime 18
Vivaldi | Music to your ears  
Ketel One vodka, Pama pomegranate, lychee syrup and pomegranate 19
Da Vinci | The Italian master himself  
Tanqueray gin, Montenegro, mandarin, fresh lime and mint served on ice 19
Botticelli | Straight from the artistic golden era  
Ketel One vodka, peach Schnapps, passion fruit, lemon and egg white 17
Giotto | A Margarita Renaissance!  
Sesión tequila reposado, Cointreau, pineapple, fresh lime and cinnamon 19
Michelangelo | Sculpted to perfection  
Jameson Irish whisky, Cappellano Barolo chinato, sencha green tea, honey and lemon 18

BEERS

Moretti Lager 10
Menabrea Lager 12
Coopers Pale Ale 10
Magalotti Double Malt 18.5
James Boag’s Light 8

SPARKLING

Prosecco Borgo Molino Glass 12 | Bottle 55
NV Il Mosnel Franciacorta Glass 24 | Bottle 134
Champagne Moet & Chandon NV Glass 26 | Bottle 140
Moscato Il Giai L’Armangia Glass 16 | Bottle 65

WHITES

Sauvignon Blanc Fiegl Villa Dugo Glass 12 | Bottle 55
Ribolla Gialla Fiegl “orange wine” Glass 14 | Bottle 68
Soave Filippi Castelcerino Glass 15 | Bottle 69
Pinot Grigio Grace T’Gallant Glass 16.5 | Bottle 77
Chardonnay Pomino Bianco Glass 16 | Bottle 70
Riesling Place in Time Glass 19 | Bottle 89

 

ROSE

Monrose Mamete Prevostini Glass 16.5 | Bottle 75

 

REDS

Grenache Bugalugs Tim Smith Glass 12 | Bottle 55
Montepulciano d’Abruzzo Frentana Glass 16 | Bottle 75
“Shiraz Style” Carignano Giba Glass 18 | Bottle 86
“Cab Sav. Style” Aglianico Synthesy Glass 17 | Bottle 84
“Pinot Noir Style” Pra Valpolicella Glass 19 | Bottle 90
“Merlot blend” 1.5 Leopold Cuvee Rouge Glass 20 | Bottle 175
Torbreck “The Struie” Shiraz 26 Bottle 125

 

 

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options. 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

For Groups
Please note, group menus are for bookings of 12 or more people. To enquire about a large party reservation please contact: Star.FBGroupReservations@Star.com.au

IN SEASON

$85 per person - 3 courses

($130pp inclusive of 2 hours beverage package)

PRIMI – Please choose one dish  
Tomino cheese oven baked , radicchio and balsamic  
Crudo alpine salmon, crunchy beetroot and smoked salmon roe  
Vitello tonnato torello rose veal, tuna and caper sauce  
   
SECONDI – Please choose one dish  
Risotto organic “Acquerello” rice, seasonal mushrooms, black truffle, porcini dust    
Yamba prawns with grilled broccolini, spicy ‘nduja crumbs  
Black Angus beef flank MBS 3 wood-grilled, parsnip chips  
   
Main course served with fried rosemary potatoes and mixed leaf salad with honey vinegar  
   
DOLCI – Please choose one dish  
Chocolate tart 70% Amedei dark chocolate, chestnuts cream and praline  
Poached quince venilla pannacotta, gingerbread crumble  

SIGNATURES

$95 per person - 3 courses

($150pp inclusive of 2 hours beverage package)

PRIMI – Please choose one dish  
Crispy Polenta with sauteed seasonal mushrooms, porcini puree and buffalo mozzarella  
Calamari with grilled winter leaves, pine nuts and sultana  
Gnocchi with pork belly ragu, saffron and Montasio    
   
SECONDI – Please choose one dish  
Ravioli of pumpkin and amaretto, sautéed leek, house-dried ricotta, pumpkin chips  
Yellow fin Tuna with eggplant caviar, capsicum, grilled shallots and caper leaves     
Wagyu Sirloin 250g MBS 8, Brussels sprouts, mustard and red vinegar dressing  
   
Main course served with fried rosemary potatoes and mixed leaf salad with honey vinegar  
   
DOLCI – Please choose one dish  
Tiramisu savoiardi biscuits dipped in coffee with mascarpone cream  
Pumpkin crème brûlée served with amaretti biscuit  

FEAST FROM THE GRILL

$115 per person - 4 courses shared family style

($160pp inclusive of beverage package)

ANTIPASTI – for the table to share  
Salumi selection of cured meats  
Formaggi fresh cheeses with marinated mushrooms  
Pickles house pickled vegetables and olives  
   
PASTA – for the table to share  
Rigatoni with spanner crab, cherry tomato, garlic and chili  
Gnocchi tosssed with with pork belly ragu, saffron and Montasio  
   
SECONDI – for the table to share  
Yamba prawns grilled broccolini, spicy ‘nduja crumbs  
Wagyu sirloin MBS 8, Brussels sprouts, mustard and red vinegar dressing   
Lamb shoulder cooked whole and served deboned with salsa verde  
   
Main course served with fried rosemary potatoes, roasted autumn vegetable with salmoriglio, mixed leaves salad with honey vinegar  
   
DOLCI – for the table to share  
Tiramisu savoiardi biscuits dipped in coffee with mascarpone cream  
Cannoli with ricotta, chocolate chips and pistachio  
   
   

For any dietary requirements, please consult your waiter for alternative menu options. 

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for 8 persons or more will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au

 

Head Chef: Gabriele Taddeucci

 

Please be advised any private group reservations for between 8 and 11 persons (inclusive) will incur a surcharge of $10.00 per person when dining at Balla. Corporate group reservations, or private group reservations exceeding 11 persons, will also incur a surcharge, which will be confirmed at the time the reservation is made.

 

Please note, a 1% credit card surcharge will apply to all credit card transactions and a 15% surcharge applies on public holidays. 

 

Member of The Star Club? Simply present your card to enjoy generous discounts (Silver 10%, Gold 20% and Platinum 30%). Plus, use your card to accrue Tier Points and earn and redeem Casino Dollars. Not a Member? Visit The Star Club Desk to join today. Terms and conditions apply, see thestarclub.com.au