We are proud and excited to welcome Guest Chef Lien Yeomans, author of the best selling cookbook Green Papaya, and her “Memories of Taste” to Lutèce on Wednesday, February 26.
Lien Yeomans started her apprenticeship when she was nine in pre 1950s Hanoi and grew through her devouring of Vietnamese cookery books upon her arrival in Sydney in the early 1960s. Lien is the founding owner of Green Papaya, a Brisbane staple in introducing diners to the fresh, exciting flavours of Vietnamese cuisine.
The seven-course dinner will be matched with seven wines from Hentley Farm Wines from the Barossa Valley in South Australia. Hentley Farm specializes in producing premium quality single-estate and single-block wines solely from the vines grown on their Seppeltsfield property on the banks of Greenock Creek. Since the first vintage in 2002, Hentley Farm has cemented itself as one of Australia’s leading boutique wineries, being awarded a rare 5 red-stars and placed in the top 3.8% of all Australian wineries by acclaimed wine writer James Halliday, with the comment “It hardly needs to be said the emphasis is on quality”.
Dishes on the evening will include prawn and crab crispy rice paper rolls with glass noodle, shiitake mushroom and black fungus with a dipping sauce, fresh herbs and pickles, matched with a 2013 Hentley Farm Pinot Grigio and Lien’s Emperor pork: thrice red cooked pork with spices, granny smith, cucumber and ruby grapefruit salad with sticky rice balls alongside a 2010 Hentley Farm “The Clos Otto” Shiraz.
The dinner costs $135 per person and is on Wednesday 26th February 2014, 6.30 for 7pm. See the menu here. Bookings can be made on (07) 3161 1858 or by emailing email@example.com