Colin al­ways in sea­son

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Food -

IT may sound a bit haughty but it no longer surprises me when a chef says they love the pro­duce in WA.

So when 4Four­teen’s Colin Fass­nidge – or per­haps you’re more fa­mil­iar with the Ir­ish­man from his My Kitchen Rules stints – tells me that he’s not at all wor­ried about what he has to work with on his next visit in April, I barely raise an eye­brow.

Fass­nidge will re­turn as one of the head­lin­ers for Taste Great South­ern 2017 and hopes to repli­cate what he did ear­lier this year for the festival when he cooked with Anna Gare.

“I en­joyed that we sort of just made up the demos on the day; what­ever they brought out at the lit­tle farm­ers’ mar­ket, we used,” the Syd­ney-based chef said.

“I used mar­ron and what­ever veg­eta­bles were there, so that was quite en­joy­able.

“Seafood and shell­fish were a stand­out the last time, and so was the bio­dy­namic pork, so it re­ally just de­pends on what’s in sea­son.

“I do what­ever in­ter­ests me at the time, so I haven’t planned that menu yet.”

No doubt fans of the roug­hand-tum­ble Dubliner will be clam­our­ing to hear him gush about any­thing come next year, where he will be a part of three key events.

At the Lake House Den­mark Soiree on April 7, guests can min­gle with the heart­throb over cock­tails.

The next day, Fass­nidge will be in his chef whites at the Al­bany Wine & Food Festival, show­ing off his culi­nary skills at sev­eral demon­stra­tions through­out the day.

And fi­nally, on April 9, his visit will cul­mi­nate with him at the helm of a not-be-be-missed lunch de­gus­ta­tion with 3drops wines at Gar­ri­son Restau­rant.

For tick­ets or de­tails, visit www.taste­great­south­ern.com.au.

Colin Fass­nidge.

With Ary­lene West­lake-Jen­nings

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