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Alibi Is Woolloomooloo's New Plant-Based Restaurant

It's the first Australian eatery by world-famous vegan chef Matthew Kenney.
By Jasmine Crittenden
February 17, 2018
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Alibi Is Woolloomooloo's New Plant-Based Restaurant

It's the first Australian eatery by world-famous vegan chef Matthew Kenney.
By Jasmine Crittenden
February 17, 2018
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World-famous vegan chef Matthew Kenney is about to open his very first eatery in Australia. In late March, he'll be popping across the Pacific from California to launch Alibi, which will be taking over the ground floor of Ovolo Woolloomooloo.

Given that plant-based offerings are thin on the ground on the Finger Wharf, vegans should be high-fiving. Moreover, Kenney isn't just any old animal-free chef — he's an international legend. His TEDx talks have attracted masses of views and Food and Wine Magazine has listed him as one of America's Best New Chefs.

Although the exact menu hasn't been revealed quite yet, we can tell you that it'll be big on creative combinations of fresh, local, seasonal ingredients. Kenney has a reputation for experimentation and innovation. He'll be working with Kasper Christensen, who'll also be rejigging the Ovolo's brekkie and room service menus.

"I've had a long relationship with Australia and the timing was simply right," Kenney said. "The food scene is so vibrant here – great produce, chefs, sunshine... Ovolo came to me with the opportunity at the right time."

To match Alibi's plant-based delights, there'll be a new drinks list, focused on Australian drops – both classic and boutique – as well as signature cocktails.

Alibi will open in late March, on the ground floor of Ovolo Woolloomooloo, 6 Cowper Wharf Roadway.

Published on February 17, 2018 by Jasmine Crittenden

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