Six of Spicers Retreats' award-winning chefs will be heading to Balfour Hotel in New Farm, Brisbane from July until the end of the year to showcase their incredible culinary skills to urban foodies.
Ash Martin, Executive Chef at Cotton's Spicers Hidden Vale, will be appearing on July 10th to create dishes that demonstrate the philosophy of 'paddock to plate' – incredible produce prepared expertly – displaying the best of the Darling Downs.
August 7th will see Cameron Matthews from The Long Apron, Spicers Clovelly Estate's hatted restaurant, using French techniques to create elegant dishes showcasing the local, seasonal produce.
The Peak restaurant's Executive Chef Doug Innes-Will from Spicers Peak Lodge has a reputation for using minimalist techniques with a strong respect for produce, producer and the environment. On September 4th he'll be at the Spicers Balfour Hotel to provide guests with the opportunity to see degustation style cuisine in action.
Mark Stapleton from the acclaimed Restaurant Botanica at Spicers Vineyard Estate in NSW will be displaying his skills for creating modern Australian cuisine on October 2nd. His dishes are renowned for their vibrant flavours created with locally sourced produce, and expert pairing with Hunter Valley wine.
The following month, Spicers Balfour will be showcasing the talents of Daniel Jarrett – Executive Chef from The Tamarind at Spicers Tamarind Retreat. Daniel will be creating an innovative Asian menu drawing on his sophisticated dexterity with distinct flavours and spices.
The last session of the year will see Ryan Whordley from Spicers Canopy bringing big flavours to the kitchen on December 4th. His signature style is a fusion of country fare and modern cuisine executed with a passionate take on classic techniques.
Chefs and the City is the dedicated foodies chance to experience Spicers Retreats close to home - but places are strictly limited. Each event consists of a four course dinner and is priced at $75 per person, or $130 per person with matched wines. For more information or to book call 1300 112 691.