Iki Jimē is preparing for a challenge this Thursday – a vegan seafood degustation without being all about seaweed, seaweed, seaweed.
Expect serious experimentation in the six-course menu. Dishes will include kohlrabi with sea beans and watercress; kelp and sea grape tartare; and coastal green dumplings, served with seaweed flatbread and a miso and roasted kelp paste.
The kitchen will be pairing different varieties of seaweed with native ingredients – both coastal and those found in the bush. A large portion of the coastal plants will have been foraged by the chefs themselves.
The meal rounds out with wakame and apple in a Jerusalem artichoke broth, followed by a combination of carrots, sea salted caramel and funori. Vegan wines will also be available throughout the evening.
The degustation commences at 7pm. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online at ikijime.com.au/book or via phone on (03) 9691 3838.