Renowned chef Matt Moran shares his favourite dinner-party menus for any occasion
Start with oysters two ways, a classic mushroom consomme or a stunning beetroot-cured ocean trout, then work your way through to mains that will satisfy any appetite: sweetly spiced roast duck breast, an impressive Beef Wellington or an elegantly light lobster salad. Top it all off with one of Matt’s show-stopping desserts, like his luscious chocolate and Earl Grey tea tart, a sublimely delicate pistachio souffle or a contemporary version of that old favourite, strawberry shortcake.
Learn the secrets of cooking at home with restaurant flair from one of the best in the business, and make your next dinner party the talk of the town with Dinner at Matt’s.
Matt Moran is the executive chef and co-owner of the award-winning ARIA restaurant, which enjoys one of the most enviable reputations and locations in Sydney, overlooking the Sydney Opera House and the harbour. In 2009 he opened a second ARIA restaurant, in Brisbane, in another stunning waterfront location on Eagle Street Pier. In 2012 Matt opened the doors to Riverbar & Kitchen in Brisbane and also CHISWICK, in Sydney's leafy Woollahra. At the heart of CHISWICK is the kitchen garden, where much of the restaurant's produce is grown. More recently he has opened North Bondi Fish and also, been awarded the tender for the Art Gallery of NSW restaurant and café. While Matt's main focus remains his restaurants, he displays his passion for cooking in TV shows such as MasterChef, Junior MasterChef, The Chopping Block, My Restaurant Rules and his award-winning TV show, Paddock to Plate. He is the author of three bestselling cookbooks, Matt Moran, When I Get Home and Dinner At Matt's.