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ANZAC DAY

  “They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.” On the eve of ANZAC Day, we remember the countrymen of both Australia and New Zealand who fought […]

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THE INAUGURAL APPRENTICE COOK OFF

So here’s a cute one. A month or so back, down yonder way at Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne, they did an “Apprentice Cook Off”… Each apprentice chef was paired with a senior chef who acted as mentor. Each team then had to create a seasonal entrée, with the main ingredient being red mullet – and […]

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Monday Recipes

Any meal with duck seems slightly decadent – which is why I love this dish. Feel free to add or take away any number of items here to suit your palate. I like to add coriander, long-leafed mint and fried garlic slithers, and I’ll sometimes swap the vermicelli for fresh, thick rice noodles. All delicious! You can […]

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CARAMELIA CHOCOLATE MOUSSE WITH FRANGELICO CREAM

Ever wondered just HOW elegant restaurant dishes come together? How many individual components merge to become one? What are the skills involved? How many steps to the method? How many ingredients? Exactly what DOES it take to get a dish from a mere concept to a complete and plated dish ready to be carried to a […]

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MONDAY RECIPES

 Recipes from Neil’s weekly column in Saturday’s Good Weekend. You could also use chorizo or salami if you prefer, or even prawns. Serve with a salad of radicchio, fennel and grapes. Bruschetta is an easy dinner party starter or a great light dinner accompanied by olive tapenade, ricotta or slices of cured meat. Instead of […]

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MONDAY RECIPES

As the mercury drops, thoughts turn to warming bakes straight from the oven. If you missed them in Good Weekend, here are a couple of simple and delicious recipes to impress your friends with. The moussaka can be made in a single 1.2-litre dish instead of ramekins. Note that cooking time will vary from between 25 to 30 minutes if […]

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MONDAY RECIPES

 Lamb shanks work equally well in this recipe. Add creamy potatoes or wet polenta for the perfect winter dinner. Kohlrabi is the most delicious of vegetables. It’s not always the easiest to find, but it’s well worth hunting out. You can also roast kohlrabi in the oven as you would potatoes. Peel and chop, then […]

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QANTAS AND EMIRATES GALA DINNER

                              Back in mid April, Rockpool Consulting was proud to play our part in an immaculate gala dinner. Celebrating the new partnership between Qantas and Emirates, the dinner, MC’d by the incomparable Karl Stefanovic was held in Hangar 96 at Sydney Airport, tables laid beneath the mighty wings of the A380. If you’ve […]

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Monday Recipes

Recipes from Good Weekend if you missed them on Saturday. Other fish work well here instead of swordfish, particularly those that are a bit “meatier”, such as blue-eye trevalla, hapuka or snapper. The remoulade is a great base for cooked prawns: simply serve them on top, cold and peeled, and finished with a squeeze of […]

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DJP LUNCH, ROCKPOOL BAR & GRILL MELBOURNE

A word from sommelier Ben Richards… In March 1866, the Civil Rights Act was passed by U.S. Congress to protect the rights of African Americans. Meanwhile, in the pauper high country of Portugal’s Douro Valley, the dust of the 1866 harvest was settling. Whether or not this vintage would be seen as good, or not […]

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