Rockpool Bar & Grill celebrates 10th anniversary with month-long menu of prestigious West Australian produce
Tuesday, 2 March 2021: Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a Best of Rockpool tasting menu, showcasing the best of West Australian produce, available from Thursday, 1 April to Friday, 30 April, for lunch and dinner.
The menu celebrates the decade-long relationship that Rockpool Bar & Grill has with many of its farmers, fishers, and suppliers who are the backbone of the locally sourced, produce-driven menu at the prestigious Crown Perth located restaurant.
Local heroes such as White Rocks Veal, Arkady Lamb, Blue Ridge Marron, native West Australian Dhufish and plump Pink Snapper from Ben Pethick’s fishing trips around Geraldton and the Abrolhos Islands, calamari from local fishing legends Kailis Bros and grass-fed Blackwood Valley beef are menu highlights, alongside an abundance of local fresh fruit and vegetables from Morley Growers Market, and premium products from providore Simon Johnson. Legendary Australian farmer and long-term Rockpool partner David Blackmore’s Wagyu also features on the month-long menu.
Fruits from the labour of some of Western Australia’s most iconic winemakers are also showcased, including Leeuwin Estate, Vasse Felix, Glenmore and Galafrey Wines.
Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth Head Chef Ludovic Mulot said: “For this special menu we have hand-picked produce from suppliers with whom we have a deep-rooted partnership, those who are the custodians of sustainable farming and fishing practices, have ethical supply chains in place and are the torchbearers for West Australian produce, which is amongst the world’s finest and most unique.”
“Morley Growers Market, for example, has been our fruit and vegetable supplier since day one, always delivering the best produce 363 days a year.”
White Rocks Veal has been on the Rockpool Bar & Grill menu since it opened, supplied by acclaimed Perth butcher Mondo Di Carne. Raised to the highest Australian standards, by the Partridge and Garreffa families, it has won 11 Delicious Produce Awards since 1990 and is one of the only two meat producers in the Delicious Produce Awards Hall of Fame (alongside David Blackmore’s Wagyu). This renowned veal is currently served in only a handful of high-end West Australian restaurants.
Chef Ludovic describes this unique West Australian produce as the “Dom Perignon of veal”, which he treats accordingly and serves modestly: wood-fire grilled using native West Australian Jarrah wood.
Mondo Di Carne Director Robert Garreffa says Rockpool Bar & Grill’s focus on provenance is legendary.
“The lengths that Rockpool chefs go to establish trust in supply chains, source from sustainable farms, and to develop direct relationships with growers is second to none,” Mr Garreffa says.
Sweet, delicate, freshwater marron, endemic to south-west Western Australia and supplied by Blue Ridge Marron in Manjimup has been a centrepiece of the Rockpool menu since the restaurant opened.
“What sets Rockpool Bar & Grill apart from our other 260-odd customers is that they buy smaller amounts, more frequently,” says Blue Ridge Marron Executive Director Peter McGinty. “There is much to be said for fresh produce, that is very simply prepared, which is how Rockpool handles our hand-raised marron: split, marinated and charcoal roasted.”
A mainstay on the Rockpool Bar & Grill wine list are premium wines from Margaret River family winery, Leeuwin Estate. The group’s Managing Director Simone Furlong said: “Celebrating fine food paired with excellent wine and service, we’ve been delighted to have Leeuwin Estate wines featured throughout the Rockpool journey. A big congratulations on the commitment to excellence and all that has been achieved at Rockpool over the past decade.
Media enquiries: Rockpool Dining Group Director of PR Rachel Lebihan | 0438 701 573 | [email protected].