Taste Tuesdays — a new series of monthly dinners — will see some of Sydney's best restaurants join forces for one-off menus and epic chef collaborations. For the first instalment, nel. is teaming up with Harvest Newrybar on Tuesday, April 10. The dinner, dubbed The Foraged Feast, will showcase wild and native ingredients in an on-the-day curated menu.
The minds behind the evening include nel.'s executive chef Nelly Robinson and Harvest's head chef Alastair Waddell, along with Harvest's forager Peter Hardwick. The trio will hunt around the forests, coastline and beaches of Byron Bay and Sydney to source the dinner's ingredients. They'll be making the rounds throughout the dinner, too, so guests will have the chance to engage one-on-one with the gents and learn a bit more about this foraging business.
On the night, patrons will be greeted with a welcome cocktail and snacks, followed by a four-course menu that will be created on the day using local ingredients — which have been collected just hours before. After dinner, guests will receive a complimentary digestif to close the evening. It's all included in the $115 per person ticket price, with a wine pairing on offer for an additional $50.
Taste Tuesdays is a global initiative by Taste Festivals, with monthly dinners happening in Sydney, London, Paris and Hong Kong on the same night. The dinner series will continue on the second Tuesday of every month and each one will be held at a different Sydney restaurant — so keep an eye on the website for the next dinner announcement.