Kicking off in June, once a month Barrio Eatery & Bar will invite a local chef to collaborate on the BBQ grills in the kitchen to create affordable dishes at fixed price points for the local community to enjoy.
The first event is Wednesday 15 June with award-winning Scottish-born chef Alastair Waddell from Frida’s Field in Nashua. Alastair is known for his classical training and deft skills in creating delicious, produce-driven cuisine using seasonal crops grown by the farm at Frida’s Field and other local producers.
‘I am very excited to be representing Fridas Field at Barrio while cooking over fire with Santiago and the restaurant’s team. Our menu will focus on local beef and pork with some delicious surprises from Frida’s garden too. After working closely with Santiago for many years I am thrilled to be collaborating with him again.’ – says Frida’s Field Chef Alastair Waddell
Fire is a central theme to Barrio Eatery & Bar, and the monthly BBQ makes cooking even more intimate, and dining more exciting than ever. After years of running forward, chefs are now taking a giant step back, swapping their gas ranges for a wood-fired oven or hearth and igniting fires instead of pilot lights. Every dining experience that is shaped by fire at Barrio Eatery & Bar is very different, forging a fundamental connection between the chef and the ingredient.
“Our monthly guest chef BBQ is a great opportunity to share my favourite style of cooking with friends and colleagues, because that’s what Asado (cooking over fire) is about. I am looking forward to firing up the grill with my friend and mentor chef Alastair Waddell once again, for a one-off BBQ at Barrio” – says Barrio’s Executive Chef Santiago Socrate.
And if that’s not enough to lure you out of the house on a Wednesday night, perhaps the prices will: $15 / $25 plates (meat & vegan friendly options). Could Wednesday be the new Friday?
There will be two seatings at 5/5.30pm or 7/7.30pm. Booking is essential.
Date: Wednesday 15 June
Time: 5/5.30pm or 7/7.30pm seatings
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