IT is no easy feat to get a patagonian toothfish from sea to plate.
But the species, caught by Leederville’s Austral Fisheries 4000km from Perth off Antarctica, is on the menu for the 38th Qantas Wine Show of WA Annual Awards Dinner on October 30, which will be hosted by Verity James and Gerry Gannon.
The Glacier 51 toothfish will be among five courses that will be matched with 11 wines at the dinner held at Hyatt Regency Perth.
Austral Fisheries marketing manager Dylan Skinns said they had four vessels spending about three months at a time at sea catching 200 metric tonnes per boat.
Mr Skinns said the fish were caught at a depth of 2000m, following a 10-day trip to the Great Southern Ocean.
He said Austral’s seafood would complement the best of the WA wine available at the annual show.
“Lots of wineries have restaurants so the show gives us an opportunity to network with different people,” Mr Skinns said.
Hyatt executive chef Mark Sainsbury said the menu reflected West Australian produce and sustainability.
Mr Sainsbury said that despite not being a drinker, he knew the quality of the wines at the show and how to match them to good food.
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