Matt is hosting one of his most exciting dinners ever as he teams up with Chef Will Cowper to deliver a beer and food degustation rarely seen in Brisbane.
Will Cowper, head chef at the renowned Otto Ristaurante, Brisbane, has been let loose to create a five course modern Italian degustation to which Matt will pair some of the most interesting contemporary Australian craft beers from brewers such as Wildflower Brewing and Blending, Bridge Road Brewers, Revel Brewing and Balter Brewers.
With Will's focus on the best seasonal produce, the menu won't be finalised until closer to the event but the working menu looks like this:
- Baccala, lime mayo
- Onion rings, hop salt
- Beer battered potato scallops
Venison carpaccio, crème fraiche, grapes, coffee
Scallops, Jerusalem artichoke, black pudding, puffed barley, saba
Roasted potato gnocchi, braised duck, hop gremolata
Porchetta, prunes, cauliflower, coffee jus
Honey semifreddo, beer granita, citrus
About Chef Will Cowper
William Cowper is Head Chef at the newly opened OTTO Brisbane, sister restaurant to the iconic OTTO Sydney, which overlooks the Brisbane River to the Story Bridge.
OTTO Brisbane serves the food that people love to eat; Italian cuisine using fresh seasonal ingredients, taking influence from the southern regions of Italy to suit the warmer Queensland climate. Chef Will’s food at OTTO is unashamedly simple – fresh, seasonal and produce-driven, letting the ingredients speak for themselves. In truly embracing OTTO’s move to Queensland, Will has developed close relationships with local producers, working alongside them to ensure OTTO uses the best produce available. Will is passionate about not only the food OTTO serves, but supporting farmers and growers in the wider Queensland region.
In the first year of opening, OTTO was named Good Food’s Best New Restaurant in Brisbane and his Strawberry Panna Cotta was named in Sydney Morning Herald’s Best Desserts of the Year.