Chef Royalty Visits Hawkesbury

Renowned French chef, Damien Pignolet will prepare the menu at The Royal Richmond Hotel to celebrate Bastille Day on Thursday, July 14.

With its reputation as the place to eat in the Hawkesbury rapidly growing, The Royal Richmond Hotel is about to serve up something truly spectacular in its newly-renovated atrium-style bistro for Bastille Day.

That’s right, they are bringing celebrated French chef and restaurateur, Damien Pignolet to deliver a delicious four-course meal from locally grown and produced ingredients on Thursday, July 14.

Mr Pignolet will be the first of a string of visits from some of Australia’s best chefs to The Royal Richmond Hotel for their new ‘Culinary Icons’ Dining Series.

The Royal’s General Manager, Todd Garratt said Pignolet would be collaborating with him and Head chef, Jo Ward, to source the best Hawkesbury produce for his menu.

“We’re excited to be launching this Culinary Icons series at The Royal, showcasing the best local produce the Hawkesbury has to offer at the hands of some of the country’s finest culinary veterans,” Garratt said.

The four-course meal will include matching wines, plus a glass of French sparkling wine and snacks on arrival for just $130 per person, or $90 per person for food only. Bookings are essential and places are strictly limited.

Pignolet’s menu - Comté Gougère includes:

  • Chicken and almond terrine, crouton, cornichons;
  • Salade Niçoise;
  • Llandilo Coq au Vin, Potato Purée;
  • Happy Farm Leaf Salad;
  • Raspberry and Kirsch Soufflé; and
  • Cornwallis Pecan and Bilpin Quince Sablé

The menu will be created using organic vegetables from Happy Farm in North Richmond, cockerels from Ryan and Rebecca of R&R Roosters in Llandilo, pecans from Cornwallis and quince from Mountain Lagoon Orchard in Bilpin.

Next in the ‘Culinary Icons’ Dining Series will be Janni Kyritsis (ex Berowra Waters Inn, Bennelong, MG Garage).

He will create a Greek picnic lunch on Sunday, August 14 featuring his famous Wild Weed Pie and lamb baked in paper among other signature dishes.

Phone 02 4578 1011 or email to reserve your seat at the table.

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