Peter Gilmore has been the Executive Chef of Quay Restaurant since August 2001. Peter is a 42 year old Australian, born and bred in Sydney. Since starting at Quay Peter’s creative and original style has seen Quay receive nine consecutive 3 Chefs Hat awards from the Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide. In addition, Quay has been named Restaurant of the Year in 2003 and 2005. Peter describes his cuisine as “food inspired by nature” and his philosophy is steeped in the exploration of the texture of food and harmony of flavours. A passionate gardener himself, Peter works closely with farmers and food producers to source exceptional ingredients and create food that is a celebration of nature’s beauty and diversity. He has developed, in recent years, a ground-breaking collaboration with a Blue Mountains providore, with whom he cultivates rare, archival seedlings and designs menus “from the soil up”.
Archive for May, 2011
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