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Archive for the 'Special Dinners' Category

Bundarra Pork Tasting Menu At Bar Nacional

Sunday, April 13th, 2014

 Here’s a story, about a lovely lady who was raising some very tasty pigs.  All of them were rare-breed Berkshires, like their mothers, and all had free-range digs. Photo: Em Hart @thaladybaker Here’s a story about a chef named Alex, who loved pork, more than any other meat. After brining, braising, roasting and compressing – […]

Dinner with Matt Wilkinson

Monday, November 21st, 2011

[flickr id=”6374914755″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”false” size=”medium” group=”” align=”none”] Longer days are upon us and balmy nights are sure to be here really, really soon. We’re celebrating with the Fringe Food Festival and Chef, Matt Wilkinson. You might have heard recently that Matt’s plans to return to fine dining (at the Hen & Coq) have been stalled, […]

Ferran Adrià’s “Family Meals” at Geralds Bar

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

[flickr id=”6210741892″ thumbnail=”medium” overlay=”false” size=”medium” group=”” align=”center”] I had a chance to skim through this book the other day while I was having a glass (or two) at Geralds Bar in Carlton, and I wanted it straight away. While Ferran Adrià is perhaps better known for his work at the, now defunct, elBulli, when I saw […]

Stefano cook’s at Geralds Bar with matched beers

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Stefano de Pieri is the latest guest chef at Gerald’s Bar on Tuesday 9th August. 4 courses with matched beers for $60 Bookings (03) 9349 4748