SAMPLE ARCADIAN RHODES MENU
Asparagus and lamb’s lettuce salad with sweet lemon vinaigrette
Smoked salmon terrine; smoked salmon benedict; warm fresh salmon with celeriac remoulade
Pan-fried sea bass with blackberry shallots and creamy hollandaise sauce
Roast fillet of beef with foie gras and morel mushroom, madeira sauce Baileys creme brulee with orange sorbet Coffee and chocolates Gary Rhodes’ Local Food Heroes , is now screening in Australia.
‘‘ It’s nice to do things at your own pace,’’ he says. ‘‘ All I ever wanted to be was a head chef and I’ve certainly surpassed that dream.’’
And what of his dream to open in Australia? Rhodes’s fastidious nature kicks in once again.
‘‘ I’m very sensible about opening restaurants. There are one or two British chefs, not mentioning any names, who will just grab at anything.
‘‘ But I would want to make sure that if there’s to be a new one on the block, that we can really get it together and we can concentrate on giving it the same priority I’ve given to previous [ventures]. I’d never go looking but sometimes things happen by chance, don’t they?’’
Given his enthusiasm for new challenges, the possibility of a Rhodes restaurant down under may not be too much of a stretch.