Phaidon announce ‘A Taste of Brae’ events to launch Dan Hunter’s Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant
Published by Phaidon 1 May 2017 (AU$75)
Events in Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane this May
Australia’s number two chef the on the World’s 50 Best list, Dan Hunter, will embark on a four city ‘Taste of Brae’ tour this May to coincide with the release of his much anticipated first book, Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant, published by Phaidon.
Last night at the World’s 50 Best awards held at Melbourne’s Royal Exhibition Hall, Dan’s restaurant Brae jumped a massive 21 places from number 65 to 44 making it the second-highest ranking restaurant in the country. The ranking is testament to the exceptional culinary experience Dan and his team offer diners at Brae.
For the ‘Taste of Brae’ events this May, Dan will be travelling to Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane bringing not only his innovative locavore philosophy, but also a bounty of Brae farm produce for a true taste of Brae. Guests at the events will have the opportunity to sample Dan’s food and hear him speak about his journey to Brae Restaurant and the creation of Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant. All guests will leave with a signed copy of the book.
In Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane, Dan will create a stand-up snacks and bites menu incorporating some of Brae’s most loved dishes, including versions of the burnt pretzel with treacle and pork, the smoked eel donut and brook trout roe, and the eggplant and Saltgrass lamb washed with sweet onion juice, fragrant and acidic plants. Matched beverages will also be served.
In Sydney, Dan will work with Quay’s Peter Gilmore to create an extremely special ‘Brae at Quay’ 5-course meal. This one-off evening will see two of Australia’s most highly regarded chefs collaborate on the menu, with Dan preparing three courses and Peter preparing two. Guests will also enjoy canapes by Dan and Peter on arrival as well as matched beverages served throughout the meal selected by Quay’s acclaimed team of sommeliers.
Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant explores Dan’s journey to Brae and incorporates recipes as well as unique stories and philosophies that have shaped and influenced him as a chef and the Brae dining experience. It features 150 striking photographs of the serene Australian landscapes that surround Brae including breathtaking shots of the changing seasons, staff tending the gardens, and photographs of the beautifully crafted dishes served at Brae.
Brae: Recipes and Stories from the Restaurant is the first is the first Australian chef monograph published by Phaidon. Previous chefs who have had monographs published by Phaidon include Massimo Bottura, René Redzepi and Ferran Adrià.
‘TASTE OF BRAE’ EVENT DETAILS
Melbourne – Monday 1 May 6.30pm
Cutler & Co in conjunction with Andrew McConnell
55-57 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
$150pp (including canapés, matched wines and book)
Bookings: (03) 9419 4888 www.cutlerandco.com.au
Adelaide – Wednesday 3 May 6.30pm
Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant in conjunction with Scott Huggins
78 Penfold Road, Adelaide SA 5072
$120pp (including canapés, matched wines and book)
Bookings: (08) 8301 5551 email@example.com
Sydney – Tuesday 9 May 6.30pm
5-course menu plus canapes by Dan Hunter and Peter Gilmore
Quay Restaurant Green Room
Overseas Passenger Terminal, Hickson Rd, The Rocks NSW 2000
$450pp + booking fees (canapés, 5-courses, matched wines and book)
Brisbane – Wednesday 10 May 6.30pm
Urbane Restaurant in conjunction with Alejandro Cancino
181 Mary Street, Brisbane City QLD 4000
$120pp (including canapés, matched wines and book)
Bookings: (07) 3229 3686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see Phaidon.com/braeevents for additional information
Brae by Dan Hunter is published by Phaidon 1 May 2017
Hardback AU$75 | 150 colour illustrations | 256 pages | 290 x 214 mm | ISBN: 9780714874142
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About the Author
Brae is the vision of chef and owner, Dan Hunter. Dan’s journey with cooking has taken him around the globe and into the kitchens of some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, including an appointment as Head Chef at Mugaritz, Spain. Before opening his own venture, Dan spent six years leading the kitchen of Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel. There he developed his first intensive organic kitchen garden program and took the establishment to its Three-Hat status. In December 2013, Dan’s first solo venture, Brae, was opened.
Dan’s professional cooking career began in Melbourne, Australia where he trained and worked at The Oyster Bar (1999-2000), Langton’s (2000-2002) and Verge (2002-2003). His passion soon took him around the globe and into the kitchens of some of the world’s most acclaimed restaurants, culminating in a four-year stop-over in Spain, and an eventual appointment as Head Chef under Andoni Luis Aduriz at Mugaritz (2005-2007). On returning to Australia, Dan spent six years leading the kitchen of Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel (2007-2013). There, he developed his first intensive organic kitchen garden program; was awarded Australian Gourmet Traveller Magazine’s Regional Restaurant of the Year for four consecutive years; The Age Good Food Guide’s 2011 Restaurant of the Year; and took the establishment to its Three-Hat status.©
Good Food | Chef of the Year, 2016
Good Food | Santa Vittoria Regional Restaurant of the Year, 2016
Gourmet Traveller | Chef of the Year, 2016
Financial Review and Qantas’ Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants | Number 2, 2016
Financial Review and Qantas’ Australia’s Top 100 Restaurants | Australia’s Top Chef, 2016
World 50 Best Restaurants | Number 44, 2017
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