Put your sea legs to good use this Easter long weekend with a list of our favourite seafood dishes for sharing with your family and friends.
Take a cultured stroll around the NSW Art Gallery in Sydney in the morning and then treat yourself to some lunch – may we suggest some delicious Sydney Rock Oysters with plum, ginger and white pepper, the scrumptious seared Cone Bay barramundi,and a carafe of a flavoursome, spicy Argentinian red wine. The renowned Matt Moran has hit the spot again with the perfect mix of casual luxe and fresh, flavour-filled produce that echoes the original, famed Chiswick in Wollahra.
Philippe Mouchel is what food legends are made of. Settled into a chic Melbourne lane-way, the newly opened Philippe has quickly become a favourite around town. There’s traditional French dishes like a Wild Barramundi fillet with linguini and soup de poisson or a smokey charcoal grilled flounder – and even some vegetarian options like the mouth-watering chestnut veloute. Our personal favourite? Signature Oysters served from the raw bar, with seawater jelly and Chantilly (not that we’re biased!).
When Josh and Julie Niland opened the doors to Saint Peter last year, they reset the seafood bar at a whole different level. The Niland’s favourite Signature Oysters? Dave Tunsteads Rock Oysters from Port Macquarie, which have “a grapefruit rind and watermelon skin and a short, sharp metallic finish followed by a zinc tang on the back pallet.” This seafood only space is perfect for a Good Friday lunch or dinner, where everything is on the menu. Yum.