Leeuwin Coast launches campaign in Broome to get akoya oysters on WA menus
Forrest family-backed Leeuwin Coast has begun a charm offensive to get WA-grown akoya oysters on the plates of more regional venues.
Leeuwin Coast on Monday evening launched its campaign at Matso’s Brewery, where chefs from Broome’s restaurants and pubs were invited to taste the delicacy in a selection of styles cooked up by ex-Noma head chef Ben Ing.
Guests were treated to natural, cooked and emulsified akoyas with a selection of added extras, finger lime being a particular crowd-pleaser.
The Adventure to Akoya tour will next head to Perth, then on to Margaret River and back home to Albany.
The akoya is grown and harvested in Albany and has made it onto the menu at several well-known WA restaurants such as Bib & Tucker, Cooee, Liberte, Nobu and Young George.
Leeuwin Coast marketing director Justine Conley said the company wanted WA chefs to be the first in Australia to use the akoya.
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