After a sold out 2016 season, Restaurant Ballarat is returning for 2017. Over four Sundays in May and early June, Broadsheet is presenting a series of Sunday Roasts in Ballarat in partnership with Visit Ballarat.

Restaurant Ballarat will showcase the region's produce and talent, with each lunch hosted by a different chef in a stunning location.

Peter Ford of Peter Ford Catering will launch this year’s series on Sunday May 7 in the grand Oddie Room at the Art Gallery of Ballarat (sold out). The menu will focus on classics such as Yorkshire pudding, shaved roast beef, horseradish, beef jus, followed by roasted crown of young chicken with truffle butter and a sage and onion stuffing.

For the second event, David Moyle, of Hobart’s Franklin and the upcoming LongSong, a new bar and eatery from the owners of Longrain, will host a three-course lunch at The Pub with Two Names (former Peter Lalor Hotel). Built in the 1800s, the hotel has been recently purchased and redecorated by renowned artists David and Yuge Bromley.

The third roast will be a long-table Spanish lunch hosted by Meigas head chef, Jose Fernandez, amid the floral surrounds of the Robert Clark Conservatory at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens. The centrepiece of the meal will be a whole pig on the spit, to be carved at the table.

To close the series, Shannon Bennett of Ballarat's Craig’s Royal Hotel will serve wet-roast Mount Mitchell lamb, served with brioche, and his signature baked cauliflower with green goddess sauce. This lunch will be held in the opulent grounds of the heritage-listed Bishop's Palace.

Purchase tickets to the Sunday roast at Restaurant Ballarat below.

Sunday Roast #1 at the Art Gallery of Ballarat – SOLD OUT
Sunday May 7, 1–4pm

Sunday Roast #2 at The Pub with Two Names (former Peter Lalor Hotel) - SOLD OUT
Sunday May 21, 1–4pm

Sunday Roast #3 at Ballarat Botanical Gardens Conservatory - SOLD OUT
Sunday May 28, 1–4pm

Sunday Roast #4 at Bishops Palace – SOLD OUT
Sunday June 4, 1–4pm

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.