When it comes to a Christmas lunch menu in Aussie households, you can’t go past the beloved cob loaf: a crusty bundle of bread with the centre cut out and filled with creamy dipping sauce. The cob loaf can be re-imagined in many ways, though. Italian restaurant Vapiano has gone and resurrected their seriously delicious loaded cob loaves, and honestly, it’s the pasta and bread combo we didn’t know we needed.
Just like last time, the cob loaves come in three different flavours: the OG cheesy Carbonara doused in parmesan cheese, Bolognese with beef and pork, as well as the Pomodoro cob, which is another tomato-based number that can be enjoyed by vegans by opting for plant-based cheese.
It’s the perfect dish to share with someone who loves cob loaf just as much as you do. You’ll want to nab one soon though – these bad boys are only available for a limited time, and until sold out daily.
While Vapiano’s pasta is a must-try, they also serve up other Italian favourites such as pizzas, salads, and antipasti.
Vapiano has restaurants on Flinders Lane and Bourke St Mall. Find your local eatery here.