Did you ever watch Kitchen Nightmares and secretly want to get told to ‘f*** off’ by an angry celebrity chef?
Well you’ll soon be able to do exactly this at a fine dining restaurant in Sydney (well, not really).
Restaurant Gordon Ramsay comes to Aria, a three-night, never been done before residency, will take place on 8, 9 and 10 May at Aria Restaurant in Circular Quay.
The residency, brought to diners from the quarter-century long friendship of Gordon Ramsay and Matt Moran, will showcase the proud relationship that both Moran and Ramsay share with Aussie chef Matt Abé, who is now chef patron at London’s three Michelin-starred Restaurant Gordon Ramsay.
The exclusive three-night only dining experience has been curated by Gordon Ramsay and Matt Moran. Threading together these deeply authentic relationships, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay comes to Aria will deliver a menu that showcases Aussie seasonal produce with the cookery of Abé alongside the award-winning Aria team.
“What an absolute honour to have Restaurant Gordon Ramsay do their first residency outside London at Aria,” Moran said.
“Gordon is one of my closest mates, and Abé spent five years cooking with me in the Aria kitchen before moving to London where he has cemented his place as one of the world’s finest chefs. These three nights will be a real highlight in the 23 years of Aria; I can’t wait.”
Of the collaboration, Ramsay added: “Collaborating with my dear friend Matt Moran, and talented chef patron, MattAbé at Aria, with its magnificent views across Sydney harbour, and creating a menu that utilizes Australia’s incredible local produce whilst delivering the finesse of our 3-star Michelin menu, is a dream come true.”
The 7-course menu will feature signature Restaurant Gordon Ramsay dishes that will replace British produce with ingredients from some of Australia’s leading producers. Signature Restaurant Gordon Ramsay dishes on the menu are likely to include: shellfish raviolo; and a pecan praline dessert.
Aria’s award-winning wine program will be available across the three nights, as well as a premium wine pairing.
“I’m so excited to be heading back to the restaurant where my love for fine dining began,” Abe added.
“It means so much to be coming home as the first and only 3-star Australian chef, to showcase what I have learnt over the years of working for Gordon.
“It really is an honour to be stepping back into the kitchen at Aria, a place where I first met Gordon, and to show my earliest mentor and friend, Matt Moran, the chef I am today. I am most looking forward to working with some of Australia’s finest ingredients and meeting the growers and providers. It is going to be a fantastic 3 nights.”
Tickets for Restaurant Gordon Ramsay comes to Aria are $495 per person and go on sale at 10am Thursday 13 April.