Kingfish Sashimi with Yuzu Truffle Dressing with Raku Dining

Hao Chen prepares tastings in bamboo boats, next to the boats is a kingfish frame, expertly sashimi

A master with the sushi blade Hao Chen, a Shanghai native, abandoned a future in computer science to chase his dream to become a sushi chef. He is now a master with the sushi blade and his Canberra restaurant Raku Dining has earned, and kept, several chefs hats. He says his journey is ongoing. We […]

Fish Curry with Lemongrass & Coconut by Courtney Roulston

A plate of curry, with rice, yellow sauce, fish, lemongrass, coconut and vegetables

A heartwarming, versatile dish – just add your favourite seafood In 2024 the impossibly talented Chef, Courtney Roulston took to our cooking demonstration stage for the third time – and her first time cooking! This is a versatile seafood curry that can adapt to the catch of the day, whether that be snapper, barramundi or […]

Seared Tuna with Eggplant Relish by Serif Kaya, The Ottoman

An inventive, refined approach to classic Turkish fare Ahead of reopening Canberra’s beloved The Ottoman, founder Serif Kaya visited Narooma to present a seared Yellow Fin Tuna, accompanied by a vibrant eggplant relish. He also treated us with a second dish, Eggplant & Prawn Dumplings, transforming simple ingredients into gourmet fare. Seared Tuna with Eggplant […]