Crab fest treat on offer


Crab cruise... chefs Ellen Rayner from Stage Door, Chris Hughes from Catch 22 and Robin Kuther from Mandurah Quay.  Picture: Matt Jelonek        d449948
Crab cruise... chefs Ellen Rayner from Stage Door, Chris Hughes from Catch 22 and Robin Kuther from Mandurah Quay. Picture: Matt Jelonek        d449948

Diners will enjoy canapes, courtesy of the Stage Door Waterfront Restaurant, as they cruise the canals to the main course at Mandurah Quay Resort.

A moonlight cruise to Mandurah Ocean Marina follows and dessert served at Catch 22 .

The three mouth-watering courses will be the creation of local chefs.

The canapes will be created by Stage Door chef Ellen Rayner, who has been with Stage Door for almost two years.

They include chilli crab lollypop with kaffir lime mayonnaise, katifi wrapped prawns with finger lime ‘caviar’, beetroot, cashew and goat’s curd cornetto, venison ‘roast’ dinner and quail eggs with sticky Asian dipping sauce.

Mandurah Quay Resort head chef Robin Kuther hopes his main course will showcase his restaurant, which is a little way out of town.

For the main course, he will offer seared barramundi (from Coral Bay) with prawns (from Exmouth) and stir fry with tomato salsa or chicken roulade.

Kuther has been in the business since starting as a 14-year-old kitchen hand at Edward’s Waterside Restaurant 14 years ago and was apprenticed at the Red Manna Restaurant until 2010.

Catch 22 Tapas and Cocktail Lounge Bar chef Chris Hughes plans to refresh diners on a hot summer’s night with his delicious dessert. Hughes, who has been at Catch 22 for about a year after arriving from New Zealand, will dish up citrus tartlets with creme Anglaise, berry compote and chocolate sharde, and coffee or aperitif.

Tickets cost $180 per head and include four drink tokens.

Book on www.crabfest.com.au.