LOCAL chefs Hadleigh Troy, Kiren Mainwaring and Michael Hartnell presented a preview of their creations for next month’s Entwined in the Valley Degustation Dinner.
The trio worked side by side at Mandoon Estate on Thursday to prepare their dishes, which included a large proportion of local produce sourced and grown in the Swan Valley.
The dinner, which will be held on Sunday, November 6, is the signature event of the Entwined festival.
The first course was asparagus with mussel, caprino goat’s yoghurt and wild garlic, paired with a 2013 Faber Vineyard Blanc de Blanc.
It was followed by wood-roasted beetroot with sheep’s cheese ricotta, oyster salt and dill gremolata, with a 2011 John Kosovich Chenin Blanc.
Third was smoked Rainbow trout with jujube, legumes and nasturtium, with a 2015 Oakover Wines Clockwork Shiraz to accompany.
The last course was chicken breast stuffed with chicken mousse, crispy chicken skin, miso cured egg yolk, almond cream and coloured carrots, with a Mandoon Estate Old Vine Shiraz.
“This year’s Entwined in the Valley Degustation Dinner will be bigger and better than ever before and full of fantastic Swan Valley ingredients,” Mainwaring said.
“It will be a real treat to work alongside Hadleigh, Michael, Anna Polyviou, Ray Jordan and MC Caroline Taylor.”
The Swan Valley was named by the RSPCA in 2014 as Australia’s only humane food region, with the degustation dinner being WA’s only premier humane food event.
Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the dinner’s humane food message was an important one.
“This partnership between the RSPCA, City of Swan and Swan Valley chefs, restaurants and cafes, recognises a strong regional commitment to supporting the welfare of animals and producing high quality, tastier, healthier food,” Cr Wainwright said.
Tickets for the Entwined Degustation Dinner are available at www.entwinedinthevalley.com.au.