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AALIA Chef Series

Three of Australia's top chefs are hosting inventive restaurant takeovers at Martin Place's AALIA.
By Reema Hindi
July 21, 2023
By Reema Hindi
July 21, 2023

Acclaimed Martin Place Restaurant AALIA has been serving innovative Middle Eastern cuisine for only a short while. The venue opened just last year but has already cemented itself as one of Sydney's top spots for luxurious Middle Eastern dinners. The lavish inner0city spot is continuing to push the boundaries in 2023 with its three-month Chef Series which will see some of Australia's top chefs reimagine the AALIA menu.

Kicking off the series is culinary legend Mark Best who will bring his forward-thinking flair to the AALIA kitchen for one night only on Monday, July 24. Expect a menu that balances the signature with the inventive. Think carp makanek (like a Lebanese sausage) with harissa and a magra lamb rack with dried quince. Plus, a sweet finale of walnut sujuk with dulce chocolate and lime-cured pumpkin.

Next, Melbourne chef Khanh Nguyen will be bringing some South East Asian flavours to the AALIA kitchen on Monday, September 11. The collaboration will fuse together Australian-Vietnamese and Middle Eastern cuisine, for a truly unique culinary experience.

Then to finish it off, Dave Vurheul of Embla and Saison Vermouth will be bringing his light touch to the restaurant with an elevated menu showcasing simple ingredients. The final chef series dinner will be on Monday, October 9.

Spots at the dinners range from $110–120 per person. Book in now to secure your spot.

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