Television chef, author and judge from ‘My Kitchen Rules’, Pete Evans, will be cooking up a winter storm at Cuisine Restaurant at Lake Crackenback Resort and Spa on Saturday July 7.
With Cuisine’s Executive Chef Greg Pieper by his side, the menu for this special dinner will feature some of the Snowy Mountain region’s finest winter produce and will be matched with wines from the Margaret River’s Voyager Estate.
Both Evans and Pieper share a healthy philosophy on food and that it should feature the freshest ingredients of the region and the season.
The evening starts with a selection of Snowy Mountain inspired canapés matched with Voyager Estate 2011 Chenin Blanc. The canapés, which are primarily gluten free, include pork cheek with scallop and apple, sweet corn soup with local yabbies and smoked local rainbow trout salad on crispy wontons.
The entree features a master stock of local pork belly with black vinegar caramel with a vegetarian option of asparagus with egg yolk ravioli and brown butter sauce. The wine is Voyager Estate 2011 Semillon Sauvignon Blanc.
Steamed barramundi on a sweet potato puree with lime and coconut sauce is the main course. Vegetarians can enjoy a three bean curry with silverbeet, quinoa and yoghurt matched with a Voyager Estate 2008 chardonnay.
Dessert is a chocolate biscuit pudding with avocado ice cream and honeycomb finished with a Voyager Estate 2010 Shiraz.
Evans is the author of five cookbooks, judge and presenter of Channel Seven’s My Kitchen Rules, presenter on the Lifestyle Channel and the man behind the highly successful Hugo’s restaurants and catering in Sydney and The Pantry in Melbourne.
Known as one of Australia’s finest emerging chefs, Greg, at his former restaurant in northern New South Wales, achieved three chef’s hat by the coveted Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, a fourth Star by the Courier Mail Good Food Guide awards, a third plate by Restaurant and Catering NSW for best informal restaurant Northern Region and was named Chef of the Year for four consecutive years by the Gold Coast Magazine Awards.