Now that Sydney’s most trusted restaurants are starting to open up to fully vaccinated customers, we’re starting to see some of the city’s best restaurants offer new seasonal menus. One of the best we’ve seen so far has been the new spring menu on Matt Moran’s long-running Aria. chef Thomas Gorringe continues the restaurant’s solid legacy of supporting Australian producers and suppliers.
Given that we’re big fans of what Gorringe brings to the table in Pier One’s The Gantry, we’re excited to see how its first new menu on Aria works in the legendary realm.
“I am honored to join the Aria team and introduce our new spring menu,” says Thomas. “We have the privilege of working with some of Australia’s largest manufacturers and suppliers, and this menu is a celebration of that. Matt and I share a passion for the land and our endemic ingredients, and I think that’s definitely something you can taste on the plate – from beautiful Australian mango and mulberry to coral trout, Murray cod and kangaroo, it’s the taste of this land. ”
While not a single restaurant should be congratulated for celebrating local produce (it should have now become industry standard), Gorringe has prepared something very exciting for Aria to return to business. New highlights include Jersey milk, sorrel and buckwheat and white asparagus; glazed maremma duck, salsify, nectarine and chicory; steamed Murray cod, charred eggplant, baby corn and anchovies; torch acorn with tasmanian wasabi, green berries and kombu; Moreton bay beetle with tamarind xo, macadamia and sugar nut cabbage; light cured paroo kangaroo, beet, mulberry and juniper; and mango, elderflower, white chocolate and coconut for dessert.
Of course, one of the best things about the new menu is that Aria’s has all that food plus an award-winning wine list. One of the most acclaimed in the country, the list showcases smaller Australian winemakers and focuses on drops that convey a sense of place and are well linked to the unique terroirs found throughout the country.
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