It’s hard not to feel overwhelmed during the Covid crisis. Looking out for each other, sharing what you have and focusing on what you can do in your local community has kept us grounded at Ladro, thanks to StreetSmart their SmartMeals program.
We’ve been cooking 400 meals a week for vulnerable people impacted by the pandemic, as part of a new pilot program, SmartMeals, brainchild of Adam Robinson – CEO of StreetSmart Australia in response to the Covid crisis.
SmartMeals puts empty hospitality venues to good use with a win-win concept feeding many in need at the same time. It supports venues like Ladro who have supported NFP’s like StreetSmart, for many years.
To say the pilot has been life changing is an understatement. It’s been life saving – business saving. Ladro has been able to keep two full-time chefs employed during the crisis and literally stay afloat – it works like this:
Ladro has been paired with local Fitzroy charity St Mary’s House of Welcome. We cook hundreds of meals for people in need, delivering them daily to the charity. Ladro is paid a small fee to cover food costs and labour with 100% of the fee going towards providing meals to combat homelessness and keep staff employed. It’s simple and brilliant, like all good ideas.
Now is a great time to share what you have. We’re urging anyone who can afford it to donate directly to StreetSmart. It allows us to provide as many meals as possible to feed an ever increasing number of people in need. If you’re in a position to do so, please…
We are all in this together and together we can grow this idea beyond the 400 meals Ladro provides. Our dream is to keep this initiative going well beyond the Covid crisis and we need your help to to it.
If you are a food manufacturer, farmer with excess stock, or in a position to sponsor the program, Ladro & StreetSmart would love to hear from you and have a chat. We’re not too proud to ask for help, especially when it helps hundreds more.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
OR call 9510 2233
Find out more about #SmartMeals HERE.
THANK YOU to everyone who has supported the program so far. We honestly could not have come this far without you.
We miss our mums. We’re sure you do too.
Nothing is more comforting than a warm, reassuring mum hug when life challenges us most, and Covid lockdown sure is testing that theory. This weekend most of us have to settle for a warm hug of mama style cooking instead. Thanks for you votes too – the two most popular options are in the boxes.
Ladro has two food box options with 3 x courses for you to reheat at home – brunch, lunch or dinner, for two, four or more. Add to the boxes with Prosecco, Wine, Negroni or fresh items from our LADRO SUPERMARKET.
Every Italian knows: Chi mangia sulo s’affoga – ‘He who eats alone suffocates’… But Covid lockdown wasn’t a consideration until seven weeks ago, so this Mother’s Day we encourage you to share a meal with your mum together, apart. Buon apettito XO
MOTHER’S DAY – FOOD BOX
3 x courses
House cured Mt Zero Olives
Focaccia of red grape, rosemary & salt flakes
Truffled popcorn with black salt
OPTION 1: Braised Sicillian Chicken in vino bianco
with crushed potatoes tossed in herbs & olive oil
OPTION 2: Cannelloni filled with spinach & ricotta cooked in sugo with
Spinach Salad of peas, mint, ricotta salata
Sicillian triple chocolate cannoli
$59 for 2
$110 for 4
ORDERS CLOSE: 4pm Saturday 9 May
- Walk-Up, Drive-Up & Delivery within 5kms on Saturday & Sunday
Delivery – 5kms of Ladro & Ladro TAP (map below).
Pay it forward to mum or someone in need & we’ll deliver it with a message from you.
#togetherapart #inthistogether #savehospo
Ladro & Ladro TAP Mother’s Day 5km zone map
It will be a very different ANZAC DAY this year.
In a way we are fighting our own real-time war, on Covid-19. And more than ever we need to set some time aside and remember all those before us who battled for the liberties we have taken for granted…for so long, maybe until now.
Ladro has created an ANZAC FOOD PACK so you can break some bread, share a meal and reflect on love, life and lost souls.
We have 2 options (lamb or vegetarian) and each pack feeds 2 people x 3 courses.
Packs can be made up for 4, 6, 8, 10+, simply let us know when you place your order.
Pay it forward to someone in need, a frontline worker or maybe just needing some Ladro love and we’ll deliver it within 5 kms of Fitzroy or Prahran.
ANZAC FOOD PACK
$59 – 3 courses – serves 2 people
(Valued at $75)
House Cured Mt Zero Olives
Potato & Rosemary Focaccia
Slow Braised Lamb Shoulder
Tuscan Cannellini Bean Stew
Polenta Fritti with Truffled Oil & Pecorino
Vanilla Bean Pannacotta with Poached Pear & Anzac Crumble
- Drive-Up contactless collection Saturday & Sunday
4-9pm in Prahran
5-9pm in Fitzroy
- Delivery – Saturday& Sunday from 3pm-6pmwithin 5kms of Ladro & Ladro TAP (see map below).
Pay it forward tosomeone in need& we’ll deliver with a message from you.
Find out more about the ANZAC biscuit tradition here…
We can’t change the past, but we can learn from it and use it to shape our future.
#lestweforget #inthistogether #savehospo
Ladro & Ladro TAP 5km zone map (for Anzac Pack)
Thank you everyone for the wonderful support, we’re only open because of you.
Staying open means we can employ staff and keep the wheels turning at Ladro & Ladro TAP during this challenging time.
Takeaway, Ladro Supermarket and Easter Food Packs are available Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Drive-up, Pick-up & Delivery.
XO Ladro & everyone we work with
Bottomless Pizza returns in 2018 to Fitzroy and Prahran every Tuesday until Spring!
Get on your scooter and hightail to Fitzroy or Prahran to fill your belly with unlimited pizza for $20pp. Feast with a group of friends, your family or roll on in solo.
– Pizza Margherita [surprise, surprise]
– Badabing Pizza
– Mariners Pizza
– Pizza Puttanesca
Our 2018 Bottomless Pizza’s are the 4 most popular pizzas we serve at Ladro, so we know you’ll love them.
ROSSA vs BIANCA?
Coincidentally, the top 4 pizzas all happen to have a rossa, or red pizza base. This may have something to do with our outrageously delicious Italian sugo. Or it could just be that rossa pizzas really are better than their bianca counterparts. You be the judge! Ladro loves all of it’s pizzas like children, equally.
The first Italian pizzas were actually bianca style flat breads served as a peasant food and made simply with oil, herbs and garlic – tomato sugo, olives and anchovies are said to have been an addition soon after, and eventually cheese was added. In 1889 the Margherita Pizza was born in honour of the queen of the day. Find out more about the origins of pizza here. Feast on the Ladro ‘Mariners Pizza’ which is said to be the original pizza the Fishermen ate upon arrival back to shore and many pizza-files argue this is a tastier pizza than the Margherita.
Very few pizzerias actually serve this ancient recipe, but we do at Ladro. Less is more and this is truly one of the tastiest pizzas ever created.
If you are ever in Naples, be sure to visit Da Michele where they only serve 2 pizzas. The original Marinara and the traditional Neopolitan Margherita. There is always a very lengthy queue so be sure to arrive early or you could be left salivating, watching the hoards feast on these two misshapen pizzas with envy.
Pint of Origin ’17 is at LADRO!
From Sunday 21st MAY, you can sample some of the finest rare brews from Italy + Spain. Drink your way through continental Europe without ever having left Prahran. Don’t fancy beer?… Try the LoverBeer Sour, similar to an aged, oaked flinty riesling, or 7 other brews from Italy’s BREWFIST, BIRRA DEL BORGO and Spain’s most awarded craft brewery, NAPARBIER. Try them all with a TAP paddle. Available for a limited time until sold out.
We also have our usual vino TAP selection as well as some local gems.
The Annual FOH ALLSTARS DINNER!
Showcasing the very best in hospitality to support the phenomenal work of StreetSmart. Since 2008 Ladro has been a proud participant and supporter of StreetSmart and this year, [for the 2nd time], we hosted the 2017 dinner in Prahran. Over $42,000 was raised for StreetSmart on the night, helping to empower homeless people and support them through local, grassroots community projects.
100% of money raised on the night was donated.
A special thank you to Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm who dropped into Ladro on the night and offered 2 x tickets to his restaurant Eleven Madison in NYC…They were auctioned off and sold, raising a phenomenal $5000!!! Of course, later that week Eleven Madison went on to take the gong for the world’s #1 restaurant. BIG congratulations from Ladro and all at StreetSmart! X
CELEBRATE THE ITALIAN WAY…
We love a feast and celebrating this festive season at Ladro means you can cover all the bases. Our ‘feed me’ menus at $40, $50 + $60 cater for all price points and dietary requests. In December we even have a $25 lunch menu keeping it simple + deliciously good…
… Find out more about functions in Fitzroy or Prahran here.
Pssst, we have a 24 hour 200 person licence in Prahran for some serious festivities!
Book early so you don’t miss out!
Ladro I 224 Gertrude St Fitzroy I Book Here
Ladro TAP I 162 Greville St Prahran I Book Here
You have to admit, if you like beer, this BEER DEGUSTATION DINNER is going to be awesome!
Moondog Brewery brews some of the country’s finest in the shadows of CUB down in the back streets of Abbotsford. As they say, good things come in little packages and this wee brewery is testament to that.
Make this the date of your Christmas party, grab some mates or fly solo… Just be sure not to miss this beery event.
Whilst your listening to the Moondog guest speaker, we’ll be matching 5 x courses to 5 x beers for you to feast on, so be sure to BYO an empty belly.
THUR 3rd DECEMBER
6:30 for 7pm kick off
Ladro TAP – 162 Greville St Prahran
JAN 7th – STONE & WOOD
FEB 4th – AKASHA BREWERY
BOOKINGS: 9510 2233 email@example.com
LADRO TAP X FERAL BREWING Co.
It’s an eating drinking Masterclass, where you get to meet the makers and good folk from each of the breweries we have on TAP, share a feast of 4-5 beers matched to dishes from the Ladro TAP kitchen…what’s not to love!
First TAP off the rank is Feral Brewing Co. A family owned hand-crafted micro brewery 20 kms outside of Perth WA in the Swan Valley. Known for pushing the boundaries of their craft, Feral is a mutli-award winning brewery and brew everything from a very drinkable [addictive] session beer to unusually delicious styles, like the Smoked Porter we have on TAP at Ladro.
Taste 5 x beers from Feral, matched to 5 x dishes by Ladro…
…AND be the first to taste the only keg in Melbourne of Feral’s Hopfen Fahrt German IPA! Grab some mates and we’ll see you there!
DATE: Thursday 17th Sept.
TIME: 6:30 for 7pm start.
COST: $55 pp
AT: Ladro TAP – 162 Greville St Prahran
BOOK: Essential, seats are limited to this intimate event.
Simply email or call us to secure a spot.
firstname.lastname@example.org I 9510 2233