In his debut cookbook, celebrated chef Guillaume Brahimi creates exceptional food for friends in some of Australia's most beautiful houses. Join Guillaume as he opens the doors of seven private homes and his two internationally acclaimed restaurants, Guillaume at Bennelong at the Sydney Opera House and Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne. There are menus and recipes to suit every style of entertaining, from a formal dinner in Leo Schofield's heritage manor in Tasmania to a laidback lunch in the Pittwater home of Heidi Middleton of sass and bide. Witness the high theatre of the professional kitchen as Guillaume shows us how to master his signature restaurant dishes, such as steak frites, basil-infused tuna and his legendary Paris mash. Then discover Guillaume's favourite recipes to cook at home, from beef daube and gnocchi with beetroot, pumpkin and prawns to dark chocolate mousse and vanilla bean creme brulee. Stunning photography by Anson Smart captures the individual style and essence of each occasion. Proceeds of the book will support the late Professor Chris O'Brien's Lifehouse at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney.
French-born Guillaume Brahimi is one of Australia's most respected chefs. He trained under Michelin-starred chef Joel Robuchon in Paris before moving to Sydney in 1990. His celebrated restaurant Guillaume at Bennelong, situated in the southern shell of the iconic Sydney Opera House, won almost every major accolade in Australian food, as well as international recognition. The restaurant held its last service on New Year's Eve 2013. Bistro Guillaume, his award-winning take on the classic French bistro, opened in Melbourne in 2009; a second venue followed in Perth in 2012. Guillaume launched his eponymous new restaurant in Sydney's Paddington in August 2014. Guillaume lives in Sydney with his family. guillaumes.com.au
Penguin Books Australia
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