Yelp's Locally-sourced Elite Event
On a day when bushfires lit up Sydney, some terrific local businesses made a little heat of their own at an Elite Event showcasing an approach based around fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and sensational taste.
Fresh from a 14.5 rating in the latest SMH Good Food Guide – that’s almost a hat, people! – Bishop Sessa is a Crown St bistro and wine bar with a nose-to-tail philosophy, sourcing their animals from Swallow Rock Reach, Milly Hill and Gundooee Organics.
Restaurant manager and Yorkshire charmer Daniel Wootten paved the way for chef Paul Cooper, who showed guests how to debone a quail in 15 seconds (or was it 13?!), before flooding the room with his delicious signature quail buns.
Big bad Ben G from Riverside Brewing Company kept Yelpers happy with their smashing range of natural, hand-crafted beers bursting with flavour and aroma and free of additives or preservatives. Proceedings kicked off with the 69 Summer Ale, progressed to the 33 Golden Ale, the 44 American Amber and came home strong with the 88 Robust Porter.
Lizzie K (who just started her own catering company, big ups!) scooped the prize pool and took home a bottle of aged tawny port and a set of craft beer glasses, and guests left with a gift bag including a frangipane tart with poached pear for the trip home and a voucher for a free bottle of wine with their next meal at Bishop Sessa.
Until next time, SYOY (See You On Yelp!)
Ben B Sydney Community Manager
Photos courtesy Sam Macdonald Photography.