Tag Archives: Truffles

WINTER WARMING WITH ROCKPOOL

       The Winter months in Australia mean many things to many people. Early morning fog over Sydney harbour and cancelled ferries, excessive chill and that whistling wind in Melbourne as the cool crowd dusts off the black scarves and North Face jackets; and poor old Perth, well the temperatures drop to somewhere in the 20s! […]

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The year in review, Rockpool 2012

It was a great year. A mammoth year. Couldn’t forget it in a long time, even if we wanted to, which we don’t…well, maybe bits and pieces, but overall – we say 2012 rocked our socks off! The Rockpool family had weddings and babies, we published books, won awards, played host to culinary luminaries, served […]

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Truffles

No doubt about it, it’s truffle season in Australia and frankly, we’re a bit obsessed by it all! A bunch of the guys from the Sydney restaurants (sommeliers, wait staff, chefs and more) recently travelled South of Sydney and went truffle hunting ( lucky ducks!) – found some good loot too – but there’s a whole […]

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Rockpool Blog: Best of 2011

As another year wraps up and we’re all saying ‘I can’t believe this year has gone so quickly’, we thought we would give you a quick recap of the best bits from our blog…  January  Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth Opens The year kicked off with the opening of our newest restaurant, Bar & Grill Perth at […]

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Truffle Hunting in the Southern Highlands

On a morning when some of us from the Rockpool Group were battling up Heartbreak Hill, a few of the Bar & Grill Sydney crew took to the Southern Highlands for a spot of truffle hunting. B&G Executive Chef Khan Danis tells us about how their hunt went… It was a cold Sunday morning in […]

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Rockpool Sydney Winter Truffle Dinner

“In fine, the truffle is the very diamond of gastronomy” Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste, 1825 Yes, Brillat-Savarin, the great French gourmand and author, had it right almost two hundred years ago. This humble ground fungus, tuber melanosporum or Black Perigord Truffle as it is commonly known, is unlike anything else in the world of gastronomy. […]

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Rockpool Truffle Dinner Teaser

Whilst we’re waiting on the pro photos to come back from our man Ted Sealey, we thought we’d give you a little tease of the awesome dinner held at Rockpool Sydney last night… Enjoy our amateur hipstamatic shots!! Full blog story coming next week. The Rockpool bread, lovingly made in-house. The $1,200 bottle of Shao […]

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Truffles

“Whosoever says truffle, utters a grand word, which awakens erotic and gastronomic ideas….” Jean Antheleme Brillat-Savarin, The Physiology of Taste Most chefs will tell you that there is no more highly prized ingredient in the kitchen than truffles (ok, so caviar and foie gras are right up there as well).. We’re not talking about the chocolate […]

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