Bellbird Dining and Bar
1 Powerhouse Road, Casula
Casula Powerhouse is already a hub of culture and arts, throwing the spotlight on a range of music, painting, poetry and creative arts from across the globe. Now, culinary culture is added to the mix, with the launch of Bellbird Dining and Bar.
Bellbird’s doors open on Saturday 4 November, with an official launch party kicking off at 12pm. Canapes and craft beers will be flowing to celebrate the opening, as well as tours of the kitchen garden and of course the chance to fit in any of the five exhibitions currently showing at the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The event is free and RSVPs are essential via this link.
Bellbird Dining is all about the farm to table philosophy, with 65 percent of all produce served from the kitchen grown and harvested just 50 metres away in the Casula Powerhouse garden. Twenty varieties of vegetables and ten herbs are cared for by hand before being spun into innovative dishes that will appear on Bellbird’s regularly changing menu. Everything else is supplied by local farmers and producers to ensure the freshest ingredients and the highest quality.
“Great food starts with using the absolute best ingredients available,” says Head Chef Federico Rekowski. “We’re both proud and excited to be able to work with such respected farmers, growers and suppliers, whose honest, sustainable practices are the cornerstone of what Bellbird is all about.”
Federico’s esteemed background and wealth of knowledge has equipped him with the ideas, inspiration and skills to bring his flair of French haute cuisine to the Bellbird table, complete with flourishes of Asian and South American flavours. Expect to see flavours such as Shark Bay cuttlefish matched with sweet corn, cherry tomatoes and drizzled with lime dressing, or prosciutto-wrapped asparagus served with poached eggs and fresh veggies from the garden. While there’s no substitute for quality, the same goes for affordability, with everything on the menu under $18.
Before the doors have even opened, Bellbird Dining and Bar already has plans to expand. Big things are in the works from food workshops to chook pens, beehives and an outdoor seating area for visitors to enjoy. Art has never been so delicious.