Chefs set to showcase local flavours

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The West Australian Good Food Guide Best Chef award. Millbrook head chef Guy Jeffreys.
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Acclaimed WA chef Guy Jeffreys will let Albany’s ingredients do the talking when he joins forces with Paul “Yoda” Iskov for Taste Great Southern.

Fervor dinners are renowned for showcasing native ingredients, and the Two Waters Dinner by Fervor will see the chefs create something special for the festival near the water at Emu Point.

Fogarty Wine Group executive chef Jeffreys, pictured, runs the Millbrook Winery restaurant, which has a big vegetable garden on site.

He has not bought any fruit or vegetables for the restaurant in the past four years.

Jeffreys said the homegrown produce gave their food a flavour like no other.

He wants to show how people can replicate that approach in Albany with fresh produce he will buy that morning from the Albany Farmers Markets and Bathgate Farms.

“There is such good produce down there and local produce is what I am all about,” he said.

“When I took the job at Millbrook, my goal was to grow vegetables for the restaurant. Through a lot of hard work, we finally got it to where it is, where we don’t buy anything.”

At the Fervor dinner, Jeffreys and Iskov will work together to create a six-course degustation matched with Larry Cherubino wines.

The menu will feature a canape from each of them, a fish main from Jeffreys and a meat dish from Iskov.

It will finish with duelling desserts from the two chefs.

The Two Waters Dinner by Fervor will start at 5pm on Sunday, March 29.

The event is sold out.

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