Ryan Pearce, Suzi Fitzpatrick and Chrissy De Deugd
Good Food Ballarat Festival 2015 provides a month of spectacular dining opportunities in Ballarat. A hawkers market, farmers market, brunches, lunches, suppers and degustations. What’s set to be the most talked about event to mark the end of the festival is the Masters & Apprentices six course degustation. The star studded degustation will be matched with Mitchell Harris Wines, at Federation University’s Prospects Restaurant, November 30th at 6pm.
This event, created by chef-whiz Ryan Pearce. He tantalized our tastebuds at his sellout six course degustation event at Aureate Restaurant last week. An experienced chef Ryan has attained a standard of culinary excellence working in many hatted restaurants across Melbourne. Now Ryan is bringing his skills to our region and teaching the next generation of chefs at Federation University in the Commercial Cookery school, whilst also commanding the role of executive chef at Aureate Restaurant as the team embark on bringing fine dining experiences to Ballarat.
Ryan put out the challenge to some of his talented celebrity colleagues to recruit the awesome talent to cast as the Masters of the Good Food finale. Each master is to produce a designated course and will be assigned with two apprentices by drawing straws. The dinner will be the final hurrah this year for the commercial cookery students.
THE MASTER LINEUP
Course 1 Canapés: Suzi Fitzpatrick
Course 2 Seafood signature salad: Damien Jones
Course 3 Meat/Game signature entree: Matt Dempsey
Course 4 Signature dish: Luigi Bazzani
Course 5 Signature main: Matt Germanchis
Course 6 Dessert double team: Phiilpa Sibley Cook and Daniel Southern
This collaboration will include top industry culinary skills and experience teamed with the enthusiasm and talent of Australia’s next generation of creative food professionals.
Ryan is still to learn of the dishes his masters are planning to create with their apprentices. Suzi gave us a heads up on her plans for canapés for the evening and all I can say is, this is going to be a foodie event, the likes of which you will not find anywhere else. The master chefs, each with one course to focus on, will be at the top of their creative game when it comes to composing their signature dishes for the six course degustation.
The courses will be matched with wines by John Harris from Mitchell Harris Wines. The night will be MC’d by Federation Uni’s John Hayes and Chrissy De Deugd will be managing the front of house.
Tickets for the six course degustation event are $150 per person. To book contact 5336 8263 or email Starting at 6pm, Monday 30th of November 2015 at Prospects Training restaurant FedUni TAFE-SMB Campus, Lydiard Street South Ballarat.