Spice Temple pops up at Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth in August
Monday, 15 July 2019: One of Australia’s most awarded Chinese restaurants, Spice Temple, is popping up at Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth in August, with a first-of-its-kind, three-day, lunch takeover of the premium dining destination.
Rockpool Dining Group Culinary Director Neil Perry and Spice Temple Head Chefs and Dumpling Masters will jet in from Sydney and Melbourne to work alongside Rockpool Bar & Grill Perth Head Chef Dan Masters and his team from Friday, 16 August to Sunday, 18 August.
A Spice Temple menu spanning 35 dishes and divided into four sections – dumplings & things, small plates, large plates and desserts – will be the sole option available from 11:30am to 3pm on each of these days. There will be two sittings daily: 11.30am to 1pm and 1.30pm to 3pm.
The menu, which is designed to be shared banquet-style, charts an exciting spice trail through provinces such as Hunan, Yunnan, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Nanjing, Jiangxi and Guangxi and draws on the rich, food traditions and heritage of each region.
Aromatic and fragrant, dishes are a melting pot of robust flavours, including heady spices and dried, fresh, salted, pickled, brined and fermented chillies.
Menu highlights include pork and prawn siu mai, prawn wonton with black vinegar and chilli, wagyu brisket pot sticker and crystal dumplings with warrigal greens and mushrooms; small plates of spinach and sesame salad, fried squid with typhoon sprinkles, and spice-fried chicken wings with heaven-facing chillies; and larger plates of firewater beef, fish drowned in chilli and Sichuan pepper, spicy vegetable hotpot, pipis with XO and fried noodles, and steamed broccoli with oyster sauce.
Desserts include three milk cake with dried raspberries, pistachio and almond, and duck-egg custard spring roll.
Spice Temple’s signature zodiac cocktails, and a list of around 100 Australian and international wines, will further elevate the Spice experience.
Neil said excitement levels were already high across the Rockpool Bar & Grill and Spice Temple teams.
“We’re super-excited to be bringing a taste of Spice Temple to the west,” he said. “Our Perth customers are repeat visitors of Spice Temple in Sydney and Melbourne when travelling interstate and soon they will be able to enjoy a Spice Temple fix without leaving the state.”
Bookings are essential and the bar will be available for walk-ins.