The first match of 2011 will see them take on Magners League newcomers Aironi, who are coached by former Wales international, Rowland Phillips. Aironi Rugby is based just outside Parma, which is regarded as the food capital of Italy. The best raw ham in the world is cured there and Parmesan, the most exclusive refined cheese, is also produced there.
Blues supporters can taste for themselves some delicious Italian dishes, made with fresh ingredients at Jamie's Italian. The restaurant aims to re-create what Italians are most proud of - fantastic, rustic dishes, using recipes that have been tried, tested and loved! Jamie's Italian also aims to be accessible and affordable, a place where anyone is welcome and everyone will feel comfortable, no matter how much they spend or how long they stay.
On a recent visit to the restaurant, Cardiff Blues scrum half Richie Rees said,
"Jamie's Italian is a popular venue for a lot of the players to eat, whether we are going out as a team or taking our girlfriends out for a meal."
"The food is superb and service is fantastic. They always make you feel welcome, whether it's just a few of you eating there at lunchtime or a big party."
"I think it's a great prize for supporters to win a meal there and the players are certainly looking forward to helping out in the restaurant."
"It's a big game for us against Aironi on the 7th, I've never played against them before, so I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully we can start 2011 with a win."
Tickets for the Cardiff Blues v Arioni rugby match to be played on Friday 7 January, 7.30pm kick off, are currently on sale.
To view more information on Jamie's Italian Restaurant in Cardiff simply log on to http://www.jamieoliver.com/italian/cardiff
For your chance to win a two course lunchtime meal for two at Jamie's Italian simply answer the following question.
Which former Welsh rugby international coaches Aironi Rugby?
a) Bryan Phillips
b) Trevor Phillips
c) Rowland Phillips
Email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address and contact telephone number or send your entries by post to Jamie's Italian Competition, Cardiff Blues, Cardiff City Stadium, Leckwith Road, Cardiff, CF11 8AZ.
Closing date Friday 31 December