Winner is Trevor Perkins, Catering Manager, Maryvale Private Hospital, Morwell
Brandy Creek quail served with Jerusalem artichoke soubise, potato hazelnut crumble, asparagus, baby beets and spiced beetroot cherry air
Wine Match: Bass Phillip Crown Prince Pinot Noir 2009
Details of the other two finalist chefs and their dishes were:
• Lewis Prince, Owner & Executive Chef, Neilsons Restaurant, Traralgon
Gippsland Lakes: Taste of The Sea (Squid and Prawn Gnocchi with Chilli Squid Ink Vinaigrette, Tartare of Coral Perch with Beetroot Water Bubble, Salt and Pepper Bug Lolly Pop with Spiced Yoghurt, Butter Poached Lobster & Scallop Cappuccino
Wine Match: Chestnut Hill’s Sauvignon Blanc 2009.
• Kate Neilson Head Chef, The Butchers Shop Hotel, Bunyip
Bunyip ‘Kodiak’ bison tartare served with Tarago cheese icecream, Warragul beetroot puree and South Gippsland sugar snap peas
Wine Match: Bass Phillip 2009 Gamay
The 2011 Gippsland Signature Dish Competition is proudly supported by Destination Gippsland, Lardner Park Events, Tourism Victoria, Southern Cross Television, Star FM, KitchenAid, Cardinia, Baw Baw, South Gippsland and Latrobe Councils, GippsTAFE and Milk Magazine.