Sunday Roast #4 at Restaurant Ballarat
Ballarat and its fertile backcountry have lured a growing movement of artisanal produce makers, farmers, chefs and brewers in recent years, shaping a strong food scene. Restaurant Ballarat is showcasing the region’s produce and talent with a Sunday Roast series, hosted by local chefs in different locations.
Shannon Easton, head chef for Craig’s Royal Hotel in Ballarat, will take the helm for the pop-up restaurant’s final long lunch on Sunday June 4. The menu is in consultation with Ian Curley who has previously led a swag of Melbourne greats, including The European, City Wine Shop, The Melbourne Supper Club, Siglo Rooftop Bar, French Saloon and Kirk’s Wine Bar.
Easton and Curley will draw on the continental influences of the menu at Craig’s Royal Hotel for his Sunday Roast. Mount Mitchell lamb will be served with brioche; a gratin dauphinois made with local potatoes, garlic and cream; and the hotel’s signature baked cauliflower with “green goddess” sauce. It’s a three-course lunch with a drink on arrival, or diners can opt for wines from Mitchell Harris Wines or beer from Athletic Club Brewery paired with each course.
This final lunch will be held in perhaps the series’ most opulent location yet – the grounds of heritage-listed Bishop's Palace, built in 1876. This two-storey Gothic bluestone mansion was the residence of Bishop Michael O’Connor, the first bishop of the Diocese of Ballarat, and was only recently opened to the public for the first time.
Sunday June 4, 1-4pm
Venue: Bishop's Palace, 1444 Sturt Street, Lake Wendouree
Ticket price: $65 (including three courses and one glass of local wine, beer or soft drink). A drink package can be purchased on the day for $20. Please note, sales for the drink package are cash only.
This article is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Visit Ballarat.
The price of this event is subsidised by Visit Ballarat, which proudly supports local producers in Ballarat and the surrounding regions.