Nice to Eat Banquet at Ellis Street Studio
Princes Pies chef Matti Fallon has just finished up his residency at Broadsheet Kitchen, where he served “unauthentic” Chinese cuisine inspired by childhood memories of family dinners at the local Chinese restaurant in Dromana. This month, Fallon will bring his unconventional, Chinese-inspired dishes to South Yarra’s Ellis Street Studio for the Nice to Eat banquet, held over two nights (replete with dragon dancers and decorations).
To start, Fallon will serve up pork and prawn dumplings with crispy chilli and scallions; rice crisp with enoki mushrooms; truffle spring rolls with shiitake mushrooms; sweet-and-sour lamb ribs; and chilli compressed baby cucumbers and with white soy cream.
Larger dishes include Wagyu beef and fermented black beans seasoned with temperature-controlled black garlic, and lobster with cured-egg fried rice. The main event will be the clay-baked beggar’s chicken stuffed with chestnut and bamboo. (You’ll get just as much satisfaction out of eating it as you will smashing open its clay shell.)
To finish, dessert will be roasted white-chocolate deep-fried ice cream with miso caramel, and fortune cookies.
Tickets are $129 per person, or $199 with matched drinks.
From 7pm on July 12 and 13.