Our First Harvest
We have been waiting in anticipation as we watched our kitchen garden evolve over the last month. We have an abundance of Corn, Tomatoes, Broccoli, Kale, Beetroot, Chilli and herbs. The Chef's in the kitchen will be creating special dishes from the fresh produce we have harvested in the back of our restaurant. This week we will be paying special attention to Broccoli, Beetroot and Kale. We love the idea that we are able to grow and produce really fresh ingredients. We are so excited to be able to transform the idea of Farm to Plate in our own backyard.
The Chef's have created a vegetarian dish: Bilpin Honey Glazed Beets, Fried Broccoli, Roasted Garlic Aioli, Almonds, Baby Kale Leaves & Flowers.
We will be continuing to harvest the rest of the produce in the coming weeks and will ensure we create dishes reflecting the fresh produce we gather.
We are so fortunate to be able to have a kitchen garden in the back of our restaurant in the beautiful Kurrajong Heights.
When you come and visit us here at Lochiel House, we would love you to walk around our backyard and have a look for yourselves as to what we are growing. You will also notice a beautiful big framed chalk board as a feature on our restaurant wall. This chalk board was built by our local supporter Neil. Tayla & Nathan have spent an afternoon creating a Garden plot for the guests who dine with us to discover what produce we have used from our garden in their meal. This is a fun way of learning where your food comes from and the way it is handled within a restaurant environment.
We ensure our Chef's in the kitchen have the opportunity to not only cooked the produce but grow them also. We enjoy getting our hands dirty weeding, picking, trussing and watering. Its a great way for the team to get some sunlight and fun with our produce.