|DINING: 17 APRIL 2017
Butchers Bench offers rustic paddock-to-plate menu
The Butchers Bench at Novotel Glen Waverley, in Melbourne, unveils a fresh, exciting new menu featuring a wide selection of the region’s finest quality meats and seasonal Victorian produce.
Taking on the food philosophy ‘less is more’, the restaurant’s Executive Chef Ross Chapman believes in maintaining the integrity of produce at all costs. “It’s all about taste, ensuring each dish delivers a punch of flavour, texture and colour to satisfy our customers,” says Chapman.
The restaurant’s rustic Australian paddock-to-plate menu features signature grill dishes including a 400gm flank steak with chimichurri, a 300gm MSA rib-eye on the bone and a surf-and-turf New York steak with grilled garlic prawns and crispy soft shell crab.
All are served with a variety of homemade sauces and sides including heirloom baby carrots and steak chips.
Diners can also enjoy a selection of lighter mains such as miso-marinated salmon with pea puree and zucchini threads or green-tea-smoked duck breast with roasted baby beets, hazelnut crumb and a raspberry glaze.
Herb-roasted field mushrooms stuffed with truffled polenta, parsnip puree, pickled cauliflower, Persian feta and shaved beets are also a menu favourite.
When it comes to dessert, the black sesame meringue, lemon curd, puffed wild rice and ginger crumb with raspberry dust is well worth the indulgence.
Originally from the UK, Executive Chef Ross Chapman has worked at a number of Michelin Star restaurants led by high-profile chefs such as Gary Rhodes, Phil Vickery and Robert Clayton.
After moving to Perth in 1999 he worked for the Duxton Hotel and Ascot Racecourse where he was appointed to his first Head Chef role at the age of 25.
Ross spent three years in the Maldives running a five-star resort with multiple restaurants before returning to Australia as Executive Chef of Novotel Glen Waverley.
He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and a passion for the Melbourne food scene that drives and excites the entire team.
Based on media release issued by Accor Hotels.