Colin always in season
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.