La Zona Fiano 2016 with Banana Leaf Steamed Red Mullet

Chrismont’s wonderful new release La Zona Fiano from the King Valley is a most exciting aromatic white and should be considered a serious top-tier restaurant…

Crayfish Tail Brioche Sliders

Crayfish Tail Brioche Sliders Freshly BBQ’d crayfish tails, sliced into medallions Fresh brioche buns Apple slaw (see recipe below) Essentials’ Thousand Island dressing (see recipe…

Billy Button Fiano 2016 with Soft Prawn Taco

This fiano from Victoria‘s Alpine Valleys region is hand-crafted by the energetically talented alternative-varietals ‘queen’, winemaker Jo Marsh, formerly of Seppelt Great Western. A few…

King River Estate Pinot Grigio 2016 with Crispy Skin Barramundi Fillet

Each year King River Estate produces cleaner, more vibrant fruit, the result of pesticide-free biodynamic vineyard management. I’ve noticed a progressive advance in wine flavour...

Beetroot Cured Ocean Trout

Beetroot Cured Ocean Trout with fennel, orange and nigella seed salad, horseradish crème fraiche Beetroot Pickle (for curing) 6 small beetroot, cooked, peeled and grated…

Free-Range Egg Thousand Island Dressing

1. In a bowl add one or two free-range egg yokes. 2. Add one teaspoon of Dijon mustard. 3. Whisk vigorously by hand the egg…

Deluxe Marinara with blue-eye cod, king prawns, green-lipped mussels and vongole

Serves 6 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 brown onion, peeled and finely diced 2 garlic cloves (large), peeled and finely diced] 1 fennel…

Chilli Soft Shell Crab with Green Mango Salad

with sweet tamarind and prosecco dressing, salted-peanut palm sugar caramel Serves 4 (entrée size, 1 crab per person) Chilli Soft Shell Crab (fried in tempura batter)…

Oysters with Prosecco Jelly

Freshly Shucked Oysters with Prosecco Jelly, gingered honeydew melon, nori salt and fried noodle knots To serve 1 dozen oysters Prosecco Jelly (Makes approximately 550ml) 400ml good prosecco…

Blue Swimmer Crab Poached Ravioli with Yarra Valley Trout Caviar

Serves 4 Nage Stock – Makes 2 litres  3 brown onions roughly chopped 1 leek, washed and roughly chopped 2 sticks of celery, chopped 6…