Renascence Gippsland for MFWF with Alejandro Saravia
Pastuso Executive Chef Alejandro Saravia and Gippsland Natural beef producer Paul Crock teamed up to host an outdoor communal feast with matched wines from Bass Phillip. Renascence Gippsland was one of the highlight events of the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival and resonated with the spirit of the Festival in regional Victoria (some 2 hours from Melbourne). On a perfect autumn day The World Loves Melbourne (David and Mark) was invited to enjoy first class produce from the Gippsland, magical views, excellent company, and the extraordinary talent of Chef Alejandro Saravia.
Drinks on arrival along the track to the event; local beer, cider as well as sparkling.
David and Kirsten Jones from fab garlic producers Mirboo Farm, along with Mark La Borcetta financial guru and foodie.
Alejandro looking fresh after cooking for hours; a Renaissance man at Gippsland Renascence.
A delicate Ceviche started the culinary feast!
Alejandro Saravia is a top notch Melbourne chef who is a regular in the Gippsland and a loud fan of Gippsland produce. The Gippsland is a fabulous area of Victoria and Australia, and is on the rise. The range of produce here is incredible, along with new exciting places opening and spectacular scenery all around.
How amazing is this? Meat hanging on racks after having been pit roasted! We loved the char and flavours and textures of the meat.