MATTHEW WILD, wild about food series, 6 chefs, 6 dinners, series 01

Dinner with Darren Simpson, June 2007

Since arriving in Sydney in 1999, Simpson has dazzled at Aqua Luna, while making regular appearances on television programs including Channel Seven’s Sunrise and My Restaurant Rules. His interpretation of deliciously simple and rustic Italian style using only the finest ingredients, with an emphasis on freshness and rich flavours.

Together with Wild, Simpson will be joined in the kitchen with bistro 3’s Head Chef, R ebecca Sanders and Sous Chef, Alex Drobysz.

Complimented by the highly polished floor team led by Nick Winter and Guy Holder, this will be a night to remember. W ith the bistro 3 team, Simpson will be given free reign to create a signature menu that w ill include some of the finest produce available in Tropical North Queensland

Extra Wine Specials
2004 Petaluma Croser Sparkling $50 per bottle
2006 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc $30 per bottle

Dinner with Darren Simpson

Monday 18th June 2007

Zuppa – Caldo verde – organic kale, salt cod, parsley and dried chilli soup
(2004 Petaluma Croser Sparkling - Adelaide Hills, SA)

Granchio – Freshly picked local mudcrab crab, avocado, salsa rossa, olive oil,
lemon and herbs
(2006 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc - Marlborough, NZ)

Risotto – Campagnola Valpolicella, trevise, slow cooked oxtail cheek,
rosemary and Parmesan
(2006 Villa Maria Pinot Noir - Marlborough, NZ)

Mahi mahi served with Sicilian caponata
(2006 Villa Maria Pinot Gris - East Coast, NZ)

Panna cotta with stewed rhubarb, orange and grappa
(2006 Innocent Bystander Pink Moscato - Swan Hill, Vic)

Buon appetito! From Darren, Matthew
and the Bistro 3 team