Mizz B’z Food & Wine launched on Wednesday 7 December 2016 at the St James Centre at 111 Elizabeth Street Sydney with French-trained Japanese IronChef Masahiko Yomoda as executive chef.
Masahiko Yomoda has 22 years experience in the industry having worked at Three Michelin Star venue Joel Rubuchon and Restaurant l”Osier before joining Restaurant Arbace where he helped it acquire a one Michelin Star in its first year. He then moved to Australia in 2008, where he has worked at a number of fine dining restaurants including Galileo, Bathers Pavilion, Est, and Sake Restaurant.
The venue is owned by husband and wife team Stuart and Bupta Page. Stuart Page has thirty years experience in the industry and owns hospitality college, Evolution Hospitality Institute. The restaurant is named after his wife, whose idea it was to open a restaurant to provide students training in the hospitality industry.
The canape menu of the launch party was smaller portions of some of the dishes on the ordinary menu and included: Karaage chicken; Mizz B’z mini burgers; oysters with pickled ginger, salmon cavier and herb dressing; snapper and kingfish cerviche; smoked eggplant cavier with asian mushrooms and shaved parmesan; Hokkaido scallop and cucumber cerviche; beef tartare with charred onion and nastartiam; prawn wraps in kataifi pastry with yuzu mayo; avocado crab tart with tapioca crisps; massaman curry lamb cutlet negi; peking duck croquettes; panko clamsed tofu, mango sesame and jalapeno sauce; and hickory smoked tuna with rice paper crisps and edible flowers.
For dessert guests were treated to: matcha puddings; pineapple pina collada puddings; mini fruit tarts; and chocolate mousse cones with italian meringue.
For drinks guests were served: Red Panda cocktail (made from Tanqueray10, aperol, raspberry syrup, lemon juice, rosewater, ginger beer, pineapple and orange slices and edible flowers); Tanqueray gin and tonic with grapefruit; Kirin beer; Champagne Dalamonte; Circuit Pinot Gris (New Zealand); Gris Blanc 2014 Rose (South of France); and Domaine de Beauvernay Julienas Recolte 2013 (France).
For more information about Mizz B’z Food and Wine, go to: http://www.mizzbz.com.au/