Renowned Melbourne chef, Adam D’Sylva from multi-award winning CODA Bar and Restaurant, will bring his love of great produce to the magical waters of the Great Barrier Reef, when he takes the reins of the Orpheus Island kitchen from 4 – 7 April 2013

D’Sylva will host an intimate group of 34 guests for CODA on Orpheus Island, a bespoke ‘once in a lifetime’ event, celebrating D’Sylva’s passion for flavoursome Asian cuisine and wholesome, locally sourced produce.

Set against the golden sands, pristine waters and stunning sunsets of Orpheus, guests will learn the intricacies behind CODA’s signature dishes by taking part in two masterclasses led by D’Sylva.

codaGuests will learn from D’Sylva as he creates mouthwatering morsels of crispy-prawn and tapioca betel leaf; aromatic roasted yellow duck curry; and freshly shucked pacific oysters, complemented with daikon, pickled ginger and green chilli dressing.

D’Sylva has quickly built an enviable culinary reputation. Growing up in a mixed Indian/Italian family, D’Sylva began cooking as a child. Heavily influenced by his mother’s love of cooking, his passion for food has led to a coveted career and an enviable culinary reputation!

D’Sylva’s impeccable resume has seen him in the kitchens of the Hilton on the Park, where he gained his apprenticeship; at popular South Yarra restaurant Cosi; as head chef of Pearl under the much awarded and respected Geoff Lindsay; and head chef of Longrain for Martin Boetz.

In 2008 Adam won the Age Good Food Guide’s Young Chef of the Year and as part of this award he was invited to work alongside Thomas Keller at Per Se, one of New York’s best restaurants. Adam has also twice been named the Victorian winner of the Lexus Young Chef of the Year.

Arguably one of Melbourne’s most popular restaurants, CODA opened in June 2009. The menu draws inspiration from across the globe, blending Asian and European tastes and techniques. D’Sylva will soon be opening his highly anticipated second restaurant, Tonka in the New Year.

CODA on Orpheus Island is the second event in the ongoing “Foodie Revolution Series”, an event series that highlights Orpheus Island’s position as a premium food destination and follows October’s Mar y MontaƱa Spanish Weekend hosted by Marc Albalate of the Robert Burns Hotel.