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Food Legends Open Day at Haven Newstead

14 December 2019

Chef icons get Brisbane mastering the most creative Christmas dishes at

Haven Newstead’s first food legends open day

Forget the turkey this year – it’s butterflied organic chicken; whole-baked, salt-crust salmon; and handmade gnocchi with seasonal seafood we’ll be serving up this Christmas – thanks to signature recipes spilled from Australia’s most-lauded chefs.

Brisbane foodies have the chance to learn from Australia’s top-hatted and up-and-coming chefs to create the ultimate Christmas feast with a difference this year, at Haven Newstead’s first-ever Food Legends Open Day on Saturday 14 December 2019.

For the first time, e’cco bistro’s multi-award winning, hatted head chef and founder Philip Johnson; former Jamie-Oliver trained, now head chef at Jocelyn Provision’s Short Order, Callum Rogers; Salt Meats Cheese chef Silvio Bazzanella; and Miele culinary experts Isobel Dreisenstock and Kym Pitt, will come together to teach Brisbane how to master their Christmas festivities – and cook outside the square this year.

Held at the Miele Experience Centre at Haven Newstead, each food expert will lead hour-long, free masterclasses, open to anyone in the community – with up to 30 people able to attend each class.

Haven Newstead General Manager Derek Morell said it’s the first time all food legends behind Brisbane’s most beautiful, culinary precinct have collaborated to share their unique skills and specialties with the community.

“We’re honoured to have some of Brisbane’s most renowned chefs and food experts at Haven – and we’re proud to bring these leaders together so Brisbane can experience an incredible, intimate learning experience and master a stress-free Christmas this year,” Derek said.

“They’ll share their secrets to crafting the perfect dishes – including sourcing the best produce locally and ethically.”

Legendary chef Philip Johnson, will share his secrets to mastering his signature whole-baked salmon in salt crust, with fennel, red onion, a la grecque and salsa verde; and rising chef star, Callum Rogers, will share why cooking butterflied organic chickens will be your surprise, but most coveted Christmas dish.

Australia’s iconic Salt Meats Cheese chef Silvio Bazzanella will have us creating handmade gnocchi with seasonal seafood.

And Miele’s Isobel Dreisenstock and Kym Pitt will teach us how to master the iconic Christmas dessert – the Australian pavlova.

The event coincides with the launch of Miele’s new Generation 7000 product range – setting a new benchmark in technology, obsessive craftsmanship and refined design.

Each chef will use the landmark product range – and share tips for modifications at home.

Limited spaces apply. To register for each event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2495000320822169/

Details for each event:

  • Complimentary glass of sparkling on arrival
  • 10.30 – 11.30 – Salt Meats Cheese’s Silvio Bazzanella fresh gnocchi class​
  • 12.00 – 1.00 – Miele culinary experts Isobel Dreisenstock and Kym Pitt Pavlova class​
  • 1.30 – 2.30 – Short Order’s Callum Rogers organic butterfly chicken class​
  • 3.00 – 4.00 – Philip Johnson – e’cco bistro whole Salmon class​

What: Food legends open day at Haven Newstead

When: Saturday 14 December 2019 – 9am – 5pm

Where: Haven Newstead, Miele Experience Centre, 63 Skyring Terrace, Newstead QLD 4006

About Haven Newstead

Haven Newstead is Brisbane’s most beautiful, intimate dining and retail destination, bringing together icons of Brisbane’s food, lifestyle and wellness scene.

Haven’s retailers offer exceptional experiences where quality, pride, passion and provenance pervade.

Dining experiences include Betty’s Burgers, Salts Meats Cheese, e’cco Bistro, Cheeky Poke and Short Order, while lifestyle retailers include Studio Pilates, Top Lashes and Miele.

Haven’s sister precincts include stylish James Street and Albion Fine Trades.

About Miele

We believe that there is no limit as to how far you can push excellence. Since Miele was founded in 1899, we have proved this time and again with our pioneering, technology, obsessive craftsmanship and refined design. Now with Generation 7000, we have set another new benchmark.


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