Join Leigh for a special food journey to discover delicious dishes from Spain’s Basque region. Using speciality produce and seasonal, local ingredients, Leigh will show you how to create: two different pintxos (the Basque version of tapas) – smoked sardine on toast with almond cream and pimento, and coca de tomate, tomato tart with Shaw River buffalo curd; charcoal grilled seasonal brassicas – broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts – with cauliflower cream and manchego, a hard sheep’s milk cheese from the La Mancha region; thinly sliced ruby snapper and scallop ceviche garnished with radish and tomato; Flinders Island lamb neck, slow cooked in mojo, a spicy, hot and sweet red pepper, garlic, cumin, coriander, wine vinegar and olive oil sauce, with local native saltbush, white beans, jamon and pimento piquillo, a variety of chilli pepper; and for an irresistible, the famous Basque style baked cheesecake.
Spanish Cuisine: The Basque Region
Specialty produce and seasonal, local ingredients.
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About the Chef
Head Chef, Sebastian Beach Grill and Bar
Leigh credits his cooking style to thorough training and the influence of his grandmother’s nostalgic, home-style recipes. His career as a Chef has included work at the Kooyong Tennis Club, Le-Deck at Cap-Breton in Spain’s Basque French region and, as Executive Chef of the Radisson at Flagstaff Gardens. In 2016 the hotel won the Hospitality Magazine’s Best Restaurant Award. Leigh has also been the runner up in the Magazine’s Chef of the Year South Pacific, Australia and New Zealand competition. With more than 15 years’ experience behind him, Leigh was the perfect choice to become Head Chef of the Sebastian Beach Bar and Grill in Williamstown. Adopting a coast-to-coast philosophy, Leigh brings the best of Basque country cuisine to this beach front venue. More