Update: after the runaway success of its first, one-off, vegan dinner, Sydney restaurant Silvereye is making it a bimonthly event, kicking off Tuesday April 26. Each dinner will offer a 12-course vegan menu that makes vegetables the star, with five snacks, five savoury courses and two desserts. Wine and non-alcoholic pairings by Silvereye's sommelier James Audas will also be available. Read more about Silvereye's vegan tendencies below.
Pencil February 23 in your diary, because it's when all your gastronomic dreams can finally be fulfilled: Silvereye's Sam Miller (you know, the ex-Noma executive sous chef who opened his own Sydney digs this year) and hatted Brisbane restaurant Urbane's vegan chef Alejandro Cancino are teaming up for a one-off vegan feast.
To be held at Silvereye, the 15-course degustation will feature the vegan favourites already on the hot new restaurant's menu - including Tommy's Turnip Tempura and Beetroot and Blackcurrant - along with new dishes that the two chefs will collaborate on. The menu will be divided into six snacks, six savoury dishes and three desserts, for $150 per person. There's also the option to match dishes with vegan wines ($90) or vegan juices ($65). Didn't know vegan wines were a thing? Neither did we.
Silvereye opened in September last year with a food philosophy that focuses on foraged Australian produce (think prickly pear, yabbies and obscure herbs). Bookings for the vegan dinner are essential; visit silvereye-restaurant.com.au.
Silvereye, 20 Broadway, Chippendale, NSW (enter via The Old Clare Hotel, 1 Kensington Street).