Friday, 13 September 2013
Guillaume Zika visits North Turramurra
A few weeks ago my husband and I and some friends had dinner at Public Dining Room in Balmoral, on offer was a special 6 course degustation menu cooked by a visiting 2 Star Michelin Chef.
Guillaume Zika was head Chef at Hibiscus in London until he arrived in Australia in June, on Friday evenings he is taking over the kitchen at The Public Dining Room. During dinner he visited our table several times to explain the sumptuous dish in front of us. The dinner was sensational and Guilluame very charming ..... long story short, Guillaume agreed to share some secrets with me.
I was a little nervous in the beginning, but I didn't need to be, Guillaume was very generous sharing his knowledge and techniques, we had great fun making a Parmesan Custard, a Pink Grapefruit Mousee and an Apple Foam, the flavours were amazing and so delicate the two hours we spent together in Anna Lou's Kitchen flew by............I feel inspired by his creativeness !
For the rest of September and October Guillaume is offering a 3 Course " Night in Paris" every Friday night at Public Dining Room, we are heading back on 4 October, in the mean time I am going to be spending time creating some new and I hope creative menu items......