Metro Top 50 Restaurants 2017: Pasture

by Metro / 30 June, 2017
WINNER- Best New Restaurant

For the latest review, see the 2018 review of Pasture.

Photo/ Josh Griggs.

Photo/ Josh Griggs.

Pasture

Fine Dining

A 24-seat restaurant hidden down an alleyway, Ed and Laura Verner’s Pasture is small but perfectly formed, with lots of blond wood and tiles the colour of slate. The couple’s extensive travels in Scandinavia, South Africa and Japan, including experience at Michelin-starred restaurants, combine with an appreciation for local wild and heritage ingredients, which are often presented as fermented memories. To sit at the pass is to be mesmerised by the rhythmic bustle around its star feature: a brick, open-fire hearth. It’s easy to miss the adjacent high-tech induction hob, but a combination of the two provides the chefs with ultimate versatility. Savour the bread course — rye-wheat sourdough is served warm from the oven with tangy cultured butter — and be wooed by handmade juice and natural wine-matching, presented earnestly and poetically.

A favourite dish
Woodfired crayfish, fermented white asparagus and marigold leaves.

What it offers
Dégustation dining only / Good for vegetarians and vegans / Free-range chicken and/or pork / Craft beer selection / Natural wine selection / Homemade juice matching 

Hours—D Wed-Sun
Bookings—Yes
Price—$$$
Seats—24
Chef—Ed Verner

  

PARNELL
235 Parnell Rd
Ph 300-5077
pastureakl.com

 


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