9 Jun 2021 Once Only Event
The Bleakhouse is ready to showcase Victoria’s best cooks and winemakers with the return of its celebrated Guest Chef Dinner series.
Powerhouse Gippsland. From its lush pastures of the west to the tempering coastline of the east, the region of natural curiosities is rich with volcanic soil and cool-climate conditions that support the growth of quality produce and encourage a variety of grapes.
For the first time, Trevor Perkins of one-hatted Hogget Kitchen and winemakers William (Bill) Downie and Patrick Sullivan, will join Bleakhouse Hotel Executive Chef, Dave Marshall, for an evening of proper regional fare.
Trevor’s connection to the land started in his childhood. Now embedded in his teachings, his cooking minimises on waste and maximises on flavour; from the pickling and bottling to butchery, charcuterie, smoking and brining. The produce does the speaking, Trevor gives it a plate-form. And this practice filters through the winemaking. For Pat and Bill, their kinship with the vineyard sells each limited drop. The palate bares the grape at its season best with minimal intervention and subtle refinement.
Living by their ethos and guided by the roots of the region, the trio are farmers first, reputable makers second. Graze on a meaty King Brown mushroom risotto, booze on the dense and textured grapes of the south east.
It’s Gippsland on a plate and from the bottle.
Guests will be treated to four courses with matched wines. Tickets are limited and on sale now.
Once Only Event
9 Jun 2021