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Saint Peter's Josh Niland Is Hosting a Two-Day Culinary Pop-Up Set Against the North Head Clifftops

Sustainable seafood and whisky will collide at this coastal pop-up.
By Ben Hansen
September 26, 2022
By Ben Hansen
September 26, 2022

Josh Niland has had a busy few years. He opened his new Fish Butchery takeaway eatery in Waterloo, and announced that he will be taking over The Grand National Hotel while moving his signature restaurant Saint Peter into the space. Plus, he was named in the world's top 100 best chefs, won the James Beard Book of the Year Award and was listed among the world's 50 best next-generation hospitality leaders. If all this wasn't enough, he's still got time to do adventurous pop-ups around Sydney.

His latest is a collaboration with Scotch whisky brand Talisker. Across two days in October, Niland will be heading up a culinary pop-up at a picturesque view-heavy North Head boathouse. The Taste of Talisker series will take two forms across the two days — and the first will see Niland pull together a three-course meal paired with selections of whisky from 5.30pm on Friday, October 21.

On this exclusive menu, you'll find salt and vinegar garfish paired with kamut sourdough and yoghurt-cultured butter, coal-fired calamari, yellowfin tuna salami, and butterflied King George whiting complimented with finger lime and tapioca sauce. Tickets for the dinner will set you back $195 per person and are limited.

The next day, on Saturday, October 22, there will be a $100 guided whisky tasting experience at the pop-up, accompanied by a range of paired bar snacks from Saint Peter. The lineup of bites hasn't been announced yet, but they're sure to feature Niland's signature brand of sustainable seafood delights.

"I wanted to capture the wild spirit of the sea paired with key aromas of Talisker — smoke, spice and a sense of sea salt spray in the morning after a storm," said Niland.

"Years of maturation made by the sea has lent a full flavour to this bold dram and this menu celebrates Talisker's rich flavours while honouring the sea in a sustainable and ethical way."

Josh Niland's Taste of Talisker will pop up in North Head between Friday, October 21–Saturday, October 22. You can purchase tickets to either the three-course menu or the Made by the Sea whisky experience via Moshtix.

Published on September 26, 2022 by Ben Hansen
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