The magical Kimberley setting will star alongside native Kimberley food at the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster.
Fervor Chef Paul Iskov joins the star-studded line up along with food critic and trained chef Rob Broadfield.
Iskov will prepare the delicious. Breakfast By Fervor on Friday 20 May, and thedelicious. Degustation Dinner by Fervor on Sunday 22 May – both at a secret location set amongst the spectacular East Kimberley landscape.
The 33-year-old chef has a CV that reads like the who’s-who of the culinary world. He has worked under renowned WA chef Hadleigh Troy at Restaurant Amuse in East Perth and has done stints at Tetsuya’s, Quay, Becasse and Marque.
Further afield, Iskov has spent time in revered overseas kitchens at Coi in San Francisco, Eleven Madison Park in New York, Test Kitchen in Cape town, Pujol in Mexico City, with Alex Atala at D.O.M in San Paulo and under René Redzepi at Noma in Copenhagen, the latter ranked the Best Restaurant in the World in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014.
Iskov, a pioneer in the native food movement, is no stranger to the Kimberley having worked on the True North, but has only been to Kununurra once. He said he was eager to discover nature’s food bowl in Western Australia’s North West.
“I am looking forward to connecting with local Aboriginals to learn about native food and ingredients in the Kimberley and go on a wild harvest with them,” Iskov said.
“It’s so exciting that people are becoming more interested in native food – it makes perfect sense for our diet to consist of food that grows around us.
“The other thing that not many people know about is how healthy native ingredients are – wild rosella, which is a native hibiscus, is really good for your heart and blood pressure. It has an amazing flavour, an intense tangy, quite acidic taste.”
Iskov said that dinner guests could expect green tree ants, boab fruit, and wild rosella to appear on the plate.
“I’m not going to say if we’ll have witchetty grubs or not – you’ll just have to wait and see,” the chef said.
Fervor is a roaming restaurant that visits small rural towns holding unique dinners in the bush, beach, salt lakes and other beautiful locations.
Iskov and Broadfield join a list of talent at the Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster including award-winning chef George Calombaris, musicians Bernard Fanning, San Cisco and Troy Cassar-Daley, and comedians from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow.
Broadfield is a well known Western Australian food identity and the event's ambassador. He will host the Kimberly Kitchen presented by the Kununurra Country Club Resort and the Durack Homestead Dinner, both featuring George Calombaris.
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