07.21.2017

Australia in a Plate

From the Mornington Peninsula to your table: how East Dining restaurant creates the freshest dishes totally inspired by its surrounding Ocean and lands

  • Australia in a Plate
  • Australia in a Plate
  • Australia in a Plate
  • Australia in a Plate
  • Australia in a Plate
  • Australia in a Plate
  • Australia in a Plate

A farm-to-table philosophy, a passion for innovative cooking techniques and a sustainable ethos: with these excellent ingredients, East Dining has definitely brought a breath of fresh air to the Australian restaurant scene.
Located in Mount Martha, Melbourne, and surrounded by the stunning Mornington Peninsula, East Dining revolves around the idea of creating unique dishes where the ingredients such as seafood have been harvested fresh from the Peninsula waters and where the herbs used to garnish the dishes are foraged directly from the surrounding coastline.
While allowing East Dining to create and enhance original and distinct flavors, using fresh locally sourced seasonal ingredients also reduces the restaurant’s overall impact on the environment, an aspect which is deemed very important as well as their ability to condone sustainable practices and minimize as much waste in the process.
 
Beyond its sustainable ethos, East Dining uses innovative cooking techniques to create inspired dishes that reflect a sophisticated yet playful delight. The house favorites include their nitro caramel popcorn, which is drizzled with maple bacon, saltbush and chili, and their oysters, which are served with shaved scallop and beach herbs.
 

The restaurant also offers foraging tours where staff members share their knowledge and expertise about hidden treasures from the ocean and land and what the surrounding area has to offer. These tours provide a great opportunity to gain insight about how natural ingredients of the peninsula can change cooking practices at home, unveiling the distinct potential for the use of fresh seasonal ingredients in your everyday life. 
 
 

Author : The Slowear Journal

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