Australian Gourmet Pages - Dish of the Month

Honouring the best dish eaten during the month

April 2011 - Dish of the Month

Terrine de Foies de Volaille

Chefs: Nathalie Feurer et Jean Baptiste Gérard, Restaurant La Petite France, 13520 La Paradou, Tel.: +33 4 90 54 41 91

 

 

March 2011 - Dish of the Month

'Ginger braised pig's tail with roast corn and crab & lobster bisque with baby basil leaves'

Chef: Colin Fassnidge, Four in Hand, 105 Sutherland St. Paddington, Tel. 02 9362 1999

 

February 2011 - Dish of the Month

Prosperous Tofu

Chinese New Year's Special Tofu & Crab in the shape of an '8'

Chef: Nancy Poon, Sambal Malaysian Restaurant, North Ryde, Tel. 02 9889 7977

 

January 2011 - Dish of the Month

Il crudo di trota del pacifico

Petuna ocean trout crudo, trout caviar, squid ink mayonnaise, crispy mandarin, dried sea lettuce

Chef: Alessandro Pavoni, Ormeggio at the Spit, Tel.: 02 9969 4088

 

December 2010 - Dish of the Month

Roasted Western Australian Marron with Dashi, Tapioca, Garlic Chives and Century Egg

Chef: Neil Perry, Rockpool, Tel.: 02 9252 1888

 

September 2010 - Dish of the Month

Baby Vegetable Terrine with Nut Stuffed Date and Cauliflower

Chef: Neil Perry, Rockpool, Tel.: 02 9252 1888

 

April 2010 - Dish of the Month

Smoked Eel Parfait with White Soy, Konbu & Seaweed

Chef: Brent Savage, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Tel.: 02 9332 2344

 

February 2010 - Dish of the Month

Black Cod Marinated in White Miso

Chef: Ryuichi Yoshii, Yoshii Restaurant, Sydney, Tel.: 02 9247 2566

 

January 2010 – Dish of the Month

Pettole

Trattoria I Due Sassi, Via Ospedale Vecchio, Matera, Italy, Tel.: +39 0835 331916

 

December 2009 – Dish of the Month

Char grilled Cypriot haloumi cheese served with freshly chopped tomato & shallot, olive paste and honey peppered figs

Chef:: David Tsirekas, Perama Greek Restaurant, 88 Audley St, Petersham, Tel.: 9569 7534

 

November 2009 – Dish of the Month

Elements of Chocolate, Prune, Cocoa Bubbles

Chef: Yu-ching Lee, Sepia Restaurant & Wine Bar, 201 Sussex St, Sydney, Tel.: 02 9283 1990

 

October 2009 – Dish of the Month

Pizza Rustica

Chef: Enrico Sini, Cavallino, Cnr. McCarr’s Creek Road and Yulong Ave, Terrey Hills, Tel.: 02 9450 1777

 

September 2009 – Dish of the Month

Rabbit & Pine Nut Bun & Chilli Oil

Chef:s: Yu Bo, Fuchsia Dunlop and Chui Lee Luck Claude’s, 10 Oxford St, Paddington, Tel.: 02 9332 2982

 

August 2009 – Dish of the Month

Tagliolini Francesco

Chef: Daniel Mulligan, Pilu at Freshwater, End of Moore Road, Freshwater, Tel.: 02 9938 3331

 

July 2009 – Dish of the Month

Teriyaki Chicken Bibimbap

Chef: Miae + Chen Shieh, Soban Korean Restaurant, Shop 602 Westfield Shopping Centre, Chatswood, Tel.: 02 9415 2028

 

June 2009 – Dish of the Month

Baked Mulloway, Leek & Sorrel

Chef: Chui Lee Luk, Claude’s Restaurant, 10 Oxford St, Woollahra, Tel.: 02 9331 2325

 

May 2009 – Dish of the Month

Steamed Cloudy Bay Surf Clams, Grilled House Made Bread

James Stapley, Whare Kea Lodge, Lake Wanaka, Central Otago, New Zealand, Tel.: +64 (0)3 443 1400

 

April 2009 – Dish of the Month
18 Hour Angus Short Rib with Boudin Noir, Onion Croquette and Smoked Onion

Chef: Mark Best, Marque Restaurant, 4-5/355 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Tel.: 02 9332 2225

 

March 2009 – Dish of the Month
Leatherjacket fillets Sichuan style Drowned in dried chilli and Sichuan pepper

Chefs: Neil Perry  and Andy Evans, Spice Temple, 10 Bligh Street, Sydney, Tel.: 02 8078 1888

 

February 2009 – Dish of the Month
Liquid Butternut Gnocchi - mushroom consommé - sage - parmesan

Chefs: Greg Doyle & Grant King, Pier Restaurant, 594 New South Head Rd, Rose Bay, Tel.: 02 9327-6561

 

January 2009 – Dish of the Month
Mao Hue Wang – Braised Blood Jelly, Pork Intestine, Beef Tripe and Bean Shoots in a Spicy Sauce

Chef: Jin Dai, Red Chilli 2, Shop 108–111, 25-29 Harbour Street, Haymarket, Tel.: 02 9211 8130

 

December 2008 – Dish of the Month
Caramel Date Tart with Burnt Butter Ice Cream and Earl Grey Tea Syrup

Chef: Justin North, Etch Restaurant, 62 Bridge Street, Sydney, Tel: 02 9240 1210

 

November 2008 – Dish of the Month
Seared Foie Gras with a Short Stack of Buttermilk Pancakes 'à la mode', Prune and Armagnac Ice Cream and Baby Rocket
Chef: George Francisco, Jonah’s Restaurant & Accommodation, 69 Bynya Road, Whale Beach, Tel.: 02 9974 5599

 

October 2008 – Dish of the Month
Pambula Rock Oyster, Salad dressed with Vadouvan Spice
Chef: Chui Lee Luck, Claude’s, 10 Oxford Street, Woollahra, Tel.: 02 9331 2325

 

September 2008 – Dish of the Month
Eggs and Chips
Chef: Sean Connolly, Sean’s Kitchen, 2nd Floor, Star Casino, Hotel Tower, 80 Pyrmont Street, Pyrmont, Tel: 02 9777 9000

 

August 2008 – Dish of the Month
Pork Belly Baklava
Chef: David Tsirekas, Perama Greek Restaurant, 88 Audley Street, Petersham, Tel: 02 9569 7534

 

July 2008 – Dish of the Month
Steamed Jewfish and Emulsion with Chives and Jamon
Chef: Brent Savage, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Cnr. Crown and Campbell Streets, Surry Hills, Tel: 02 9332 2344

 

June 2008 – Dish of the Month
Ringsgulasch mit Spaetzle
Chef: Robert Baier, Kaiser Stubn , Cnr. Mona Vale Road and McCarrs Creek Road, Mona Vale, Tel.: 02 9450 0300

 

May 2008 – Dish of the Month
Bistro Guillaume Fish & Chips
Chef: Guillaume Brahimi, Bistro Guillaume, Crown Entertainment Complex, Southbank, Tel.: 03 9693 3888

 

April 2008 – Dish of the Month
Golden Chicken Broth, Spicy Pork and Lemongrass Dumplings
Chef: Christopher Whitehead, Mad Cow, 330 George Street, Sydney, Tel.: 02 9240 3000

 

March 2008 – Dish of the Month
Roast Rump and Braised Blade of Wagyu Beef (marble score 9+) with Yorkshire Pudding, Truffle and Madeira Jus
Chef: Derek Baker, Alchemy 731, 731 Military Road, Mosman, Tel.: 02 9968 3731

 

February 2008 – Dish of the Month
Brawn, Pig’s Ear Beignets and Remoulade
Chef:  Matthew Kemp, The Burlington, 6 Burlington Street, Crows Nest, 02 9439 7888

 

January 2008 – Dish of the Month
Fatt Choy Yee Sing (Rainbow Salad)
Chef: John Poh, Kuali Malaysian Restaurant, 1st floor, 115 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, 02 9418 6878

December 2007 – Dish of the Month
Nasu Dengaku
Chefs: Koji Sano (Ju Ge Mu) and Masahiko Tojo (Shimbashi), Ju Ge Mu & Shimbashi, 246 Military Road, Neutral Bay 02 9904 3011

 

November 2007 – Dish of the Month
Seafood Ceviche
Chef:: Neil Perry, Rockpool (fish), 107 George Street, The Rocks, 02 9252 1888

 

October 2007 – Dish of the Month
Poached Chicken Quenelles, Wild Mushroom Cream
Chef: Jim Mailes, Lamont’s Margaret River, Gunyulgup Valley Drive, Yallingup WA, 08 9755 2434

 

September 2007 – Dish of the Month
Calamari Stuffed with Squid Ink Rice and Green Chilli Salsa
Chef: Brent Savage, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Cnr. Crown and Campbell Streets, Surry Hills, 02 9332 2344

 

August 2007 – Dish of the Month
Veal Tenderloin with Porcini Crust, White Truffle Noodles, Celeriac and Morels
Chef: Christine Manfield, Universal, Republic 2 Courtyard, Palmer Street, Darlinghurst, 02 9331 0709

 

July 2007 – Dish of the Month
Fresh Egg Pasta with Braised Oxtail Ragout and Parsley
Chef: Alex Ensor, Salon Blanc, 2/6 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo, 02 9356 2222

 

June 2007 – Dish of the Month
Bourghul Risotto with Autumn Vegetables and Dried Gruyère
Chef: Daniel Puskas, Oscillate Wildly, 275 Australia Street, Newtown, 02 9517 4700

Here's Dan Puskas' Recipe

 

May 2007 – Dish of the Month
Pan-fried Venison and Red Wine Risotto
Chef: James Stapley, Whare Kea Lodge, Mt. Aspiring Road, Lake Wanaka, New Zealand, +64 3 443 1400

 

April 2007 – Dish of the Month
Hand-dived Scallops by Mary and Shona, panfried in Garlic Butter resting on a bed of Rocket
Chef/Owner: Paricia Watt, The Colintraive Hotel, Argyll PA22 3AS, Scotland, +44 (0)1700 841207

 

March 2007 – Dish of the Month
Mud Crab in Poh’s Curry Sauce
Chef: John Poh, Kuali Malaysian Restaurant, 1st floor, 115 Longueville Road, Lane Cove, 02 9418 6878

February 2007 – Dish of the Month
Italian Doughnuts filled with Pistachio Ice Cream, served with Baked Oranges
Chef: Leonardo Gelsomino, The Grand Hotel Dining Room, 333 Burnley Street, Richmond, 03 9429 2530

January 2007 – Dish of the Month
Braised Oxtail
Chef: Zhi  Feng Chen, Flavours of Peking, 7/100 Edinburgh Road, Castlecrag, 02 9958 3288

December 2006 – Dish of the Month
Oysters with House Spicy Garlic Sauce
Chefs: Jade and Muriel Chen, Blue Eye Dragon, 42 Harris Street, Pyrmont, 02 9518 9955

November 2006 – Dish of the Month

Tart of Candied Orange, Muscovado and Walnut with Salted Praline Ice Cream
Chef: Matthew Kemp, Restaurant Balzac, 141 Belmore Road, Randwick, 02 9399 9660

October 2006 – Dish of the Month
Conglio Impanato con Tortino Di Caprino - Breaded Rabbit with Sweet Corn & Goat's Cheese Pie, Bitter Herb Salad
Chef: Logan Campbell, Lucio's Italian Restaurant, 47 Windsor Street, Paddington, 02 9380 5996

September 2006 – Dish of the Month
CABRITO ASADO Handorf milk fed baby goat, roasted with thyme and garlic
Chef: Frank Camorra, MoVida, 1 Hosier Lane, Melbourne, 03 9663 3038

August 2006 – Dish of the Month
Hand cut taglierini with saffron sauce, king fish, Sturia caviar and pickled ginger
Chef: Riccardo Monesso, SOS, Level 3, Melbourne Central, 211 Latrobe Street, Melbourne, 03 9654 0808

July 2006 – Dish of the Month
Calzone of Fennel and Fontina
Chef: Wade Brown, Two Rooms, 38-40 St. Paul's  Street, Randwick, 02 9398 1011

June 2006 – Dish of the Month
Seared Scampi and Tea Smoked Potato with Cabbage and Smoked Bacon
Chef: Neil Perry, Rockpool, 107 George Street, The Rocks, 02 9252 1888  

May 2006 – Dish of the Month
Grilled Wagyu Beef with Asian Mushrooms & Lime Jus
Chef: Tetsuya Wakuda, Tetsuya's Restaurant, 529 Kent Street, Sydney, Tel.: 02 9267 2900

April 2006 – Dish of the Month
Artichoke Custard with Roast Baby Garlic, Borlotti Beans, Soy Beans & Lupin
Chef: Brent Savage, Bentley Restaurant & Bar, Cnr. Crown and Campbell Streets, Surry Hills, 02 9332 2344


March 2006 – Dish of the Month

Miso Soup of Roasted Szechuan Beef, Scallops and Buckwheat Soba Noodles
Chef: Jason Larsen, Quince, 109 Susan Street, Scone, 02 6545 2286

February 2006 – Dish of the Month

Snails and Sweetbreads Cassolette
Chefs: David Bitton and Laurent Curvat, Aperitif, 7 Kellett Street, Kings Cross, 02 9357 4729

 

January 2006 – Dish of the Month
Sashimi of Hiramasa Kingfish with Sterling Caviar and Traditional Accompaniments
Chef: Guillaume Brahimi, Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney Opera House, 02 9241 1999

 

December 2005 – Dish of the Month
Grilled Quail with Apple, Walnut and Tzatziki
Chef: Lauren Murdoch, Lotus Restaurant,  22, Challis Ave, Potts Point, 02 9326 9000

 

November 2005 – Dish of the Month
Pearl Meat Carpaccio with Apple Puree and Kinome Oil
Chef: Ryuichi Yoshii, Yoshii Restaurant, 115 Harrington Street, Sydney, 02 9247 2566

October 2005 – Dish of the Month

Paper Wrapped Foie Gras, Hot and Sour Consommé and Caramelised Cumquats
Chef: George Francisco, Jonah's Restaurant & Accommodation, 69 Bynya Road, Palm Beach,  02 9974 5599

September 2005 – Dish of the Month

Grilled Quail with Foie Gras, Soft Fried Hen’s Egg and Red Curry Sauce
Chef: Neil Perry, Rockpool, 107 George Street, The Rocks, 02 9252 1888

August 2005 – Dish of the Month

White asparagus barigoule with potato butter, poached egg and hazelnut
Chef: Warren Turnbull, Assiette, 48 Albieon Street, Surry Hills, 02 9212 7979

July 2005 – Dish of the Month
Farm Chicken with Fresh Truffle Cream, Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes, Salad of Mache and Cress
Chef: Aaron Ross, The Wharf, Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Tel.: 02 9250 1761

June 2005 – Dish of the Month
Winter Fruit Crumble with Pistachio Nuts
Chef: Sonia Greig, Northbridge Bistro, 57 Strathallen Ave, Northbridge, Tel.: 02 9958 5228

 

May 2005 – Dish of the Month
‘Tagliatelle con Fegatini di Pollo', home-made ribbon pasta with chicken livers and a red wine and sage sauce
Chef: Michael Darmanian, Café di Stasio, 31 Fitzroy Street, St. Kilda, Tel.: 03 9525 3999

April 2005 – Dish of the Month

Bigoli con vitello’, home-made diamond pasta with a sauce of braised veal with thyme and parmesan
Chef: Armando Percuoco - Buon Ricordo, 108 Boundary Street, Paddington, 02 9360 2920

March 2005 – Dish of the Month
'Spider Roll' - Dry-fried soft shell crab, cucumber and lettuce, rolled inside out, with spicy tobiko and chives
Chef: Shaun Presland - sushi-e, Level 4, The Establishment, 252 George Street, Sydney, 02 9240 3041

February 2005 – Dish of the Month
Rainbow Trout with Green Beans, Almonds, Herb & Potato Dumplings and Burnt Butter Sauce
Chef: Paula RenggerShakey Tables, Branxton Road, North Rothbury, 02 4938 1744


January 2005 – Dish of the Month
Tea Smoked Duck with Mandarin Pancakes and Hoisin Sauce
Chef: Danielle Renwick - XO, 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills, 02 9360 7007


December 2004 – Dish of the Month

Fresh taglierini with white asparagus, poached egg, fresh white truffle shavings and a burnt butter sauce
Chef Matthew Moran – Aria Restaurant, 1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 02 9252 2555

November 2004 – Dish of the Month
Pal Prial
Lambshank Kerala Style, served with String Hoppers, flavoured with Cardamom, Fennel and Fresh Coconut
Chef Anil Ashokan, Qmin, 5/207B Pacific Hwy, St. Leonards, 02 9966 5557

October 2004 – Dish of the Month
Tagine Style Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb with Baby Carrots and Peas
Chef Guillaume Brahimi, Guillaume at Bennelong, Sydney Opera House, 02 9241 1999

September 2004 – Dish of the Month
Mille Feuille of Pressed Foie Gras and Pain d'épice with Gewürztraminer-pickled Vegetables
Chef Wade Brown, Astral Restaurant,  Level 17, Hotel Tower, 88 Pyrmont Street, Star City, Pyrmont, 02 9657 8767

 

August 2004 – Dish of the Month
Stuffed Dates
Dates stuffed wtih Almonds, wrapped in Pancetta, flavoured with Celery Seeds, dipped in Beer Batter and Deep-fried
Chef Darren Simpson, Aqua Luna Bar Restaurant, 5-7 Macquarie Street, East Circular Quay, 02 9251 0311

 

July 2004 – Dish of the Month
Spiced Marron
Chef: Chui Lee Luk, 10 Oxford Street, Woollahra, 02 9331 2325

 

June 2004 – Dish of the Month
Sirloin Café de Paris with French Fries
Chef: Damien Pignolet - Bistro Moncur, 116 Queen Street, Woollahra, 02 9363 2519

    May 2004 – Dish of the Month
Wagyu Beef Brisket Roll with BBQ Sauce and Coleslaw
Chef: Lucienne Francisco - The Chelsea Tea House, 48 Old Barrenjoey Road, Avalon, 02 9918 6794

    April 2004 – Dish of the Month
Seared Sea Scallops with Peking Duck and Ginger and Shallot Dressing
Chef: Matthew Moran – Aria Restaurant, 1 Macquarie Street, Sydney, 02 9252 2555

 

March 2004 Dish of the Month
Crisp Pork Belly, Chinese Mushrooms, Sea Scallops, Jellyfish, Sesame
Chef: Peter Gilmore – Quay, Circular Quay West, Sydney, 02 9251 5600

February 2004 Dish of the Month

Bruny Island Scallops with Sweet Corn Crepe, Lemongrass and Mussel Butter
Chef: Neil Perry - Rockpool, 107 George Street, The Rocks, Tel.: 02 9252 1888
Here's Neil Perry's Recipe

January 2004 Dish of the Month
Steamed Northern Style Chinese Vegetable Dumplings
Served with Black Vinegar Dressing and Home-made Chilli Sauce
Chef: Kylie Kwong – billy kwong, 355 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Tel.: 02 9332 3300

December 2003 Dish of the Month
Deep Sea Scallops & Pancetta on Pea Colcannon with Orange & Cardamom Beurre Blanc
Chef: Kevin Kendall, Cottage Point Inn, 2 Anderson Place, Cottage Point, Tel.: 02 9456 1011

November 2003 Dish of the Month:
Sydney Rock Oysters with Fire Ice
Chef: George Francisco, Dish Restaurant, 352 Barrenjoey Road, Newport, Tel.: 02 9999 2398

October 2003 Dish of the Month:

Shark Lips and Sea Cucumber
Braised in Carrot Oil with Scallops and Crisp Celery Leaves
Chef Cheong Liew, The Grange,  233 Victoria Square, Adelaide, Tel.: 08 8217 2000

September 2003 Dish of the Month:
Boned Pigs Trotter
Stuffed with A Farce of Chicken, Veal Sweetbreads
Shitake Mushrooms, Ginger & Onion. Served on Potato Puree and a
Reduction of the Braising Liquor
Chef: Jeremy Strode, MG Garage, 490 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Tel.: 02 9383 9383

August 2003 Dish of the Month:
Feuillette of Lamb Sweet Breads and Mushrooms with a Basil-infused Sauce
Chef John Evans, Bistro CBD, 75 York Street, Sydney Tel.: 02 8297 7010

 


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