Rockpool Bar & Grill rare breed steak tasting dinner

Experience Rare Beef Breeds Exclusive to Rockpool at Intimate Dinners

Monday, 22nd May 2023: Rockpool Bar & Grill is showcasing a series of rare beef breeds that rival Wagyu at exclusive dinners in June and July, following sell-out events last year.

Guests experience a range of rare breeds that are available in limited quantities and supplied exclusively to Rockpool Bar & Grill in Australia at the dinners in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth.

The dinners will be held in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth on Thursday 29th June and Thursday 27th July.

Rockpool chefs will showcase various cuts, wood-fire grilled to perfection, of these unique breeds that are grown by Victorian farmer David Blackmore and his son Ben and are only available at Rockpool restaurants in Australia. Subject to availability guests will experience:

  • Rhone: a breed of secret genetic make-up. This beef has a marble score of 9+, the same as Wagyu, but with less buttery intensity and a cleaner flavour. It boasts the same tenderness as Wagyu.
  • Mishima: the original native Japanese cattle, which pre-dates Wagyu. Mishima is a tiny island off Japan’s South coast. There is only one Mishima herd in Australia. The meat has more texture and superb flavour.
  • Rubia Gallega: originates from the Galician region of north-western Spain. There is only one herd in Australia. Marbled like Wagyu it has earthy, nutty, big flavours.

When these breeds are available, Rockpool Sydney, Melbourne, and Perth each receive a whole carcass, which is broken down into various cuts by Rockpool butchers and aged in-house.

At the steak-tasting dinners, Rockpool chefs talk guests through the exceptional showcase, explaining unique cuts, flavours, and textures. A tasting plate of five cuts of steak is the centrepiece of a three-course meal, which is served with matched wines and includes a cocktail on arrival.

Rare Breed Steak Tasting Menu
Steak Tartare en Croute (canape)
Baby Cos Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
Five Different Cuts of Steak
Potato Gratin
Rockpool Salad
Catherine’s Passionfruit Pavlova

Culinary Director Corey Costelloe said it is a privilege to have exclusive access in Australia to such remarkable breeds that are born of world-class farming innovation within Australia.

“We are incredibly pleased to continue to work so closely with David and Ben, who are the pinnacle of good animal husbandry, and arguably Australia’s most innovative beef farming family.”

“These dinners are one-of-a-kind experiences in Australia. In fact, they are probably the only event in the World where guests can compare such a fine selection of rare beef breeds.”

Reservations for the dinners can be made at Rockpool Bar & Grill Rare Beef Breed Dinners.

Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney currently ranks 8th in the Worlds’s 101 Best Steak Restaurants, and is ranked as the best steak restaurant in the Asia Pacific.

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