One of the best ways to understand a Chef’s culinary philosophy is to allow yourself to be taken on a sensory journey via a chef’s tasting menu. Lucky for us, our new Head Chef, Anthony Naylor has officially taken over the helm at the trendy and stylish Abode Bistro and Bar located at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney this month, just in time for Aussie Wine Month.
Hailing from Dublin, Chef Anthony started his career at the tender age of 15 when he was offered the opportunity of a lifetime to train under the tutelage Chef Patron Derry Clark at the Michelin Star restaurant L’Ecrivain. Over his 20 odd years of career, he’s left his mark across the UK and Europe before arriving in NSW to clinch not one but two chef hats in the Gault & Millau Restaurant Guide as Head Chef at Prime Steak Restaurant.
In the spirit of celebrating Oceania wines, Chef Anthony is working his magic on enhancing natural flavours of fresh, local and seasonal produce from local small growers to bring them into a symphony of textures and flavours, complemented with pairing wines curated by himself and his team.
Chef Anthony’s 6-course wine pairing menu
To whet your appetite, here’s a preview of how Chef Anthony intends to interpret his “honest food” philosophy along with some of the most highly-rated Oceania wines.
Smoked paprika & sweet corn soup, with crab lime & salmon roe (V)
Jansz Premium Cuvée NV Tas
Pan-seared scallops, cauliflower purèe, pickled radish, shaved broccoli, pancetta & lemon oil (GF)
Mt Riley Sauvignon Blanc ’15 Marlborough NZ
Baby beetroot & goats cheese salad with puy lentils, barberries, orange gel, cumin crackers (V)
Moorooduc Estate Devil Bend Creek Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula, Vic
Confit Quakers Hill duck breast with wilted greens, mushrooms, bacon & red wine jus (DF, GF)
Bibliotheque Travel Writing Shiraz ’14 McLaren Vale, SA
Flinders Island rump of lamb with smoked aubergine, onion marmalade, asparagus, sheep’s milk fetta, olive paint, confit tomato
Ferngrove Symbols Cabernet Merlot ’12 Margaret River WA
Banana parfait, coconut sponge, salted cashews, butterscotch sauce
Keith Tulloch Botrytis Semillon ’12 Hunter Valley, NSW
Dilmah tea or Org coffee to finish
V = vegetarian GF = gluten free DF = dairy free
We have exciting news: Abode Bistro is giving away a dinner for 2 with pairing wines – see our Facebook post for more details! Contest ends on 15 May 2016.
For reservations: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61292602945
Visiting from out of town? Book a luxurious room or suite on the best rates at PARKROYAL Darling Harbour, Sydney, and have a worry-free stay as you explore downtown Sydney and beyond during Aussie Wine Month. Better yet, sign up as a DISCOVERY Loyalty Member and enjoy additional 10% savings on our room rates along with complimentary internet access and other privileges.