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Pei Modern Sydney

Today, Melbourne’s best new restaurant for 2012 comes “home”. Welcome to Pei Modern at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney.

The kitchen is headed up by Matt Germanchis, who has worked alongside Best at Pei Modern in Melbourne since it opened in 2012, he is joined by restaurant manager Tara Sullivan and award-winning sommelier Annette Lacey. The new menu includes;

•Wood fired tiger prawns with slow cooked pineapple and sorrel

•Bar Cod, old fashioned celery, currants and verjuice

•Kurobuta pork cutlet with fermented blueberries

•Anchovy parmesan shortbread

•Surf clams with smoked butter and fermented corn

Seating up to 190 people, Pei Modern is the perfect backdrop for all casual and corporate dining experiences.

For further information, restaurant enquiries and bookings, please visit

Pei Modern

Opening Hours


Monday-Friday: 12-2:30pm


Monday-Saturday: 5:30pm until late

World Chef Showcase Crave Sydney International Food Festival

The Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre staged the World Chef Showcase during Crave Sydney International Food Festival.  The two day weekend event attracted hundreds of food lovers, and was opened with a gala cocktail party attended by the dozen plus famous chefs participating, international and national media guests and industry ambassadors.

Chefs who wowed their adoring fans included Italy’s famous Massimo Bottura, Spain’s Jordi Roca and Italy’s star pizza chef Gabriele Bonci, Antonio Carluccio and our own Maggie Beer. Each was assisted in cooking for adoring fans by a team of 12 chefs from the Centre and 16 volunteer chefs.

With two showcase sessions running concurrently in the Centre throughout the weekend, no less than14 cooking stations were created in the Exhibition Centre hall to allow the visiting chefs and their teams to prepare food for their sessions, as well as two lunches for 150 people.

In all, more than 2500 dishes were served over the weekend to an appreciative audience.

The Centre’s Director of Food and Beverage Simon Lomas said the showcase was a significant logistical exercise with every chef requiring specific food items for their dishes.

“From our purchasing department down to our chefs and waitstaff, we all had to think outside the square and be spontaneous, flexible and accommodating.”

“The Centre had many ingredients to hand, others had to be sourced including local chef Alessandro Pavoni’s  Parmesan Vacche Rosse – a cheese made from the milk of red cows – and hay, used by English chef Jason Atherton for his full English Breakfast ”

Crave Festival Director Joanna Savill confirmed the event was an amazing feat.

“Everyone from the chefs to the attendees was really impressed with the Centre’s attention to detail and the care that was taken in ensuring that the World Chef Showcase was the premium experience it was designed to be. We were thrilled with the results,” Ms Savill said.


Decking you out on the Ferris Wheel of Love

This Valentine’s Day, lovebirds will be treated to a double delight right on the harbour, thanks to The Deck Sydney and Luna Park.
Offering the most unique Valentine’s Day package in Sydney, The Deck will ‘wow’ guests with its sunset Ferris Wheel ride with sky-top city view.
Cupid will strike every romantic chord as couples arrive through The Face, and are welcomed with a glass of French sparkling. They’ll then board their private Ferris Wheel car, complete with tasty canapés prepared by Executive Chef, Michael Roper, who has cooked for Princesses and movie stars around the world.

Once the ‘Ferris Wheel of Love’ has completed its circuit and the mood is set, guests will be shown to their table where they will enjoy the rest of St. Valentine’s evening, front row on the harbour. The menu, developed with love in mind, includes three entrees, mains and desserts to choose from, so even the fussiest date’s tastes will be satisfied. Highlights include Seared Atlantic Scallops with a tomato and ginger butter, mollica crumbs and fine herbs to start; Char-grilled Spatchcock with harissa spiced potato and fennel salad; and a sweet ending of Chocolate Terrine with clotted cream, raspberry compote and Grand Marnier Oranges.
For those who prefer to share, the menu includes a Seafood Tasting Plate; signature dish, Paella; and Dessert Tasting Plate, all made for two.

Sure to tick all the boxes for couples young and old looking to celebrate their love with a touch of quirky fun, The Deck Sydney provides the ultimate Valentine’s Day – guys may even feel the need to pop a certain question (and we can tell you it has a very healthy acceptance rate). The best part? It won’t break the budget, meaning romance in Sydney just got a whole lot easier, and affordable.
So, how much, you ask, for three courses, French sparkling and canapés on arrival, and a romantic Ferris Wheel ride on the most beautiful harbour in the world?
Just $150 per couple*.
Bookings are limited and essential so don’t miss your chance to don Cupid’s arrow and spoil the one you love…. Or like a lot this Valentine’s Day, Tuesday 14 February (write that down gents…)
Visit or call 02 9033 7670.
*The Valentine’s Day package includes a three-course meal, glass of French sparkling, canapés and Ferris Wheel ride for two. Other drinks are not included.

Location: 1 Olympic Drive, Milson’s Point 2061 (just inside the Luna Park Sydney Face)
Bookings: 02 9033 7670


After the sell out success of its first seasonal event for Winter, Baroque is excited to announce the dates of its Spring Les Quatre Saisons de Baroque seasonal menu preview dinner.

Taking place on Tuesday August 30 and Wednesday August 31, the event will showcase four brand new dishes and the best of Spring’s seasonal produce. Created by Baroque’s Chef de Cuisine Peter Robertson in conjunction with multi-award winning Patisserie Chef Jean-Michel Raynaud, each of these courses will provide guests with the first sneak peek into Baroque’s menu for the season.

In line with the Vivaldi ‘Four Season’s’ event inspiration, each course will be accompanied by musical performances from the famed Baroque composers thrilling concerto. To complete the evening, guests will also be the first to sample Baroque’s brand new range of three spring seasonal macaron flavours:
Dark Chocolate & Rosemary
Praline Orange Blossom
Blood Orange & Saffron

Tickets are offered at just $120 each, which includes matching wines, and go on sale
early July to newsletter subscribers, and are part of the Baroque Facebook and Twitter community. Normal release will go on sale late July.


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