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Bacchus Restaurant Announces The Easter Degustation

March 22 to April 14, 2018

Following the standout seasons of The Truffle & Caviar Degustation in 2017 and this year’s Queensland Coast, Bacchus Head Chef Massimo Speroni has announced the next indulgent culinary adventure at the award-winning restaurant will be The Easter Degustation.

Promising a culinary tribute to one of the most special times of the year, The Easter Degustation is the latest seasonal food journey from Bacchus Restaurant flavour-maker, Head Chef Massimo Speroni. 

“The Easter Degustation has been inspired by the history of the traditional Easter ‘egg’, and the range of traditions and rituals that celebrate Easter from all around the world, so it is with great joy that we have created this seven couse degustation,” said Speroni.   

The Easter Degustation has been created using eggs from the sea and the land, with a focus on Australian producers. The menu is designed to be enjoyed by the whole table.

The seven courses of The Easter Degustation:

Blini: first course is a classic old-style Russian dish - Blini served with sour cream and Sterling caviar. Chef Speroni uses Sterling caviar as it has more body than others, and is the perfect dish to begin a degustation paying tribute to the egg.

Scampi: this beautiful sweet and buttery seafood from Western Australia is served raw with it’s own blue-coloured caviar.

Asparagus: as the perfect flavour-match for the egg, local seasonal asparagus is served with different textures of free range chicken eggs (boiled and cured), plus a poached quail egg.

Duck: larger than a chicken egg with a white shell and light yellow yolk, Chef Speroni serves this egg dish sous-vide with braised duck leg, parsnip foam and black garlic.

Raviolo: this extraordinary dish features uovo (runny egg yolk) in raviolo with ricotta, spinach and black truffle and is Chef Speroni’s tribute to Valentino Marcattillii, the owner of San Domenico Restaurant in Italy, Speroni’s mentor and friend.

Rabbit: this dish is simply mouthwatering - rabbit served with sauteed mushrooms, Jerusalem artichokes and jus with a touch of ginger.

Egg: the finale dish of the degustation is very special - a dessert featuring an egg-shaped mousse, served with fresh Queensland camel cheese, with the yolk made from passionfruit jelly with a chocolate nest.

The Easter Degustation menu can also be accompanied with paired wines and runs alongside the suite of acclaimed degustation experiences at Bacchus, testament to the restaurant’s commitment to continually create new and exciting dining experiences. The cost is $189 per person or $269 per person with paired wines and is available March 22 to April 14, 2018

Bookings are essential – phone 07 3364 0837 or email georgia@bacchussouthbank.com.au

Bacchus Restaurant is on the Podium Level, Rydges South Bank, cnr of Grey and Glenelg Streets, South Bank

 

ABOUT HEAD CHEF MASSIMO SPERONI

After a global search, celebrated Italian flavour maker and fine dining specialist Massimo Speroni joined the multi-award-winning Bacchus in January last year. He flew in direct from the 2 Michelin-starred restaurant San Domenico in Imola, Italy where he was Sous Chef, working with owner-chef Valentino Marcattilii. He also worked with Chef Marcattilii in his formative years as a Chef de Partie and Junior Sous and credits the famed Italian chef for much of his flavour preferences now. He brings with him star-studded experience – having worked at the 1 Michelin-starred restaurant Café le Paillotes in Pescara, under Chef Consultant the acclaimed Heinz Beck from the 3 Michelin-starred La Pergola. At the opening of the five-star Romeo Hotel in Naples he worked under Chef Andrea Aprea and for the high summer season of 2014, he was Head Chef at the Hotel Monte Del Re’s fine dining restaurant. Massimo’s food leans towards fresh, clean and light classically created dishes. Since joining Bacchus, he has also introduced a new layer to the overall menu and dining experience a Raw & Share Menu, essentially a starter menu to begin the culinary adventure.  

 

AWARDS:

2016/17/18

AGFG – Australian Good Food Guide – 2 Chef hats

AGFG – Australian Good Food Guide – Readers Choice 2018 – Fine Dining

Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards - 1 Star Rating - 2017

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards - 3 Glass Rating - 2017

2017 Wine Spectator Restaurant Wine List Awards - 2 Glass Rating

Guilt Millau - 3 Chefs hats - 2018 Guide

Australian Good Food Guide Restaurant Awards - 1 Chef Hat Rating 2017

QHA Awards for Excellence - Best Prestige Restaurant Finalist - 2017

Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence

Dimmi People’s Choice Awards – Best for Romance 

Dimmi People’s Choice Awards – Best for First Date

Dimmi People’s Choice Awards – Best for Special Occasion

Dimmi People’s Choice Awards – Best for Service & Atmosphere

Dimmi People’s Choice Awards – Fine Dining

Dimmi People’s Choice Awards – Top Rated Modern Australian and Top 100 - 2016

Financial Review – Australia’s Top 500 Restaurants - 2017

 

2015/16

Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide – Star Rating

Australian Good Food Guide Restaurant Awards- 2 Chef Hat Rating

Wine Spectator Award for Excellence – 2 Glass Rating

Trip Advisor – Certificate of Excellence

Finalist, Golden Fork Awards – Best Wait staff

Finalist, Golden Fork Awards – Best Chef

Finalist, Golden Fork Awards – Best Date Spot

Dimmi Diners’ Choice Awards, Best For Special Occasion

Dimmi Diners’ Choice Awards, Best For Service

2015 Dimmi Diners’ Choice Awards, Best For Atmosphere

2015 Dimmi Diners’ Choice Awards, Best For Fine Dining

 

 

2014/15

Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide - Star Rating

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards - 3 Glass Rating

Brisbane Times Good Food Guide - Wine List of the Year

Wine Spectator Award for Excellence - 2 Glass Rating

Australian Good Food Guide Restaurant Awards - 2 Chef Hat Rating

Trip Advisor - Certificate of Excellence

 

2013/14

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine List of the Year - Runner Up (Hotel)

Savour Australia Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence - Best Restaurant in a Hotel

Australian Gourmet Traveller Wine Awards - Three Glass Rating

Wine Spectator Award for Excellence - Glass Rating

Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards - Star Rating

QHA Awards for Excellence - Best Bar Presentation and Service 

QHA Awards for Excellence - Best Prestige Restaurant Finalist

Carers Queensland - Commendation for Great Service

 


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