Preparing tastes of summer

Bib and Tucker executive chef Scott Bridger.        d445134
Bib and Tucker executive chef Scott Bridger.        d445134

WA-produced fish, steak, vegetables and healthy food is the trend for food this summer, according to Bib and Tucker�s top chef.

With the days starting to get hotter and longer, restaurants are preparing for summer by looking at different menus with more summery flavours.

Scott Bridger, who is the executive chef and co-owner of Bib and Tucker restaurant with former Olympic Swimmer Eamon Sullivan, said this summer it was all about healthy and locally produced food.

�Seasonal local West Australian produce cooked well is the best trend these days,� he said.

�People are definitely more health conscious in summer.

�Any local fish always does well and our wood-fired oven and grills get a real workout over the summer, with steaks, vegetable and shellfish.�

�It�s an exciting time in the kitchen, with all the stone fruit and heirloom variety of vegetables coming into season.

�All of the heavier, robust dishes are removed from our menus to make way for exciting seafood and lighter dishes.�