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Issue 11 - June July 1999

Red Ochre Grill - Cairnsred ochre

Opened in April, 1994, the Red Ochre Grill is a 100 seat restaurant and bar situated on the corner of Shields and Sheridan Streets in Cairns, tropical North Queensland.

The innovative technique of crafting native foods into stylish and exciting modern dishes has seen the Red Ochre Grill enjoy unparalleled success in Australia. Our team aims to achieve the highest standard of food utilising the abundant, and until recently untapped, wonderful tasting native foods and also to showcase a wide range of premium Australian wines, beers and tropical cocktails.

The most outstanding feature is the unique menus which feature over 60 different native foods offering visitors and locals the opportunity to experience creative, native Australian cuisine. Diners find plenty of fresh local seafood, meats, fruits and nuts.

Red Ochre Grill chefs blend an eclectic collection of wild fruits, such as quandong, Lilli Pilli and bunya nuts, with native meats, vegetables and spices. The style of the menu allows guests to order many dishes in either entre or main course portions, enabling them to explore a number of exciting and unique flavour options. This successful assimilation of native product into modern cuisine, coupled with outstanding presentation and plate appeal, has become a trademark of our restaurant.

Red Ochre Grill undertakes continuous research and development of recipe concepts suitable for the restaurant. Once they are finalised after a testing process, they are adopted and incorporated into the regular menus which are revised four times a year. In this way a new menu is launched at the beginning of each new season.

With its unique philosophy of Creative Native Australian Cuisine, Red Ochre Grill Cairns offers locals and the tourist visitor an experience that is unparalleled in other Australian restaurants. Australia is fortunate to be one of few Western countries with raw native produce available to

Red Ochre Grill undertakes continuous research and development of recipe concepts suitable for the restaurant. Once they are finalised after a testing process, they are adopted and incorporated into the regular menus which are revised four times a year. In this way a new menu is launched at the beginning of each new season.

With its unique philosophy of Creative Native Australian Cuisine, Red Ochre Grill Cairns offers locals and the tourist visitor an experience that is unparalleled in other Australian restaurants. Australia is fortunate to be one of few Western countries with raw native produce available to transform into modern cuisine.

While `bush' foods are as ancient as Aboriginal culture itself, the Red Ochre Grill blends the traditional with the contemporary to cater for all tastes - "the aim of the restaurant is to provide the visitor with the previously `missing link' in the Australian experience..." FOOD.

The aim of the Red Ochre Grill menu is to provide diners with a well balanced choice, blending tradition and innovation. The restaurant's philosophy is not only to develop an identifiable Australian cuisine (Creative Native Australian Cuisine), but to successfully transfer many raw and sometimes harsh bush foods into a palatable menu format. Incorporating traditional Western foods with a taste of Australia achieves this objective.

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43 Shields Street, Cairns Qld 4870 

Phone: 07 40 510 100

Fax: 07 40 510025

Email:

gabi@redochregrill.com.au

Web Site:

www.redochregrill.com.au

 

 

Index 11
From the Editor
Letters
News
Queensland Bushfood Association
A word on Buying Seed
Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corp
What's fruiting?
Native Herb Forum 1.
Ethnoecological Research.
Illawarra plum.
Methods of Growing Bushtucker
Bushfoods and Farm Forestry
Bushfood Artist.
Backhousia citriodora.
FEATURE: Davidson Plum.
Principles of Oil Extraction. J
Queensland Conference.
Solanum centrale association.
Somewhat Useful Pages.
The Value Adders: Greg Trevena and Fudge A'fare
Book Review.
Red Ochre Grill
Famous Palates
 

On  the Net...

Acacia:

www.anbg.gov.au/bibliography/acacia-wattle.html

ACTROS (Australian Crop Tree): www.aoi.com.au/

Aus Gardens On Line:

www.dejanews.com/~ozgardens/~ozgardens/

Aus Native Plants Forum:

www.au.gardenweb.com/forums/oznative/

Aus Plants Online:

farrer.riv.csu.edu.au/ASGAP/APOL13/ac99-01.html

Australia & NZ Food Authority:

www.anzfa.gov.au/

Australian Biodiversity:

www.csu.edu.au/biodiversity.html

Australian ethnoecology:

www.users.bigpond.com/Bushguide/

Australian Native Bees:

www.zeta.org.au/~anbrc/

Brisbane Rainforest Information Network: www.infinitearts.com.au/brain/stages.html

Bush chocolates:

www.sofcom.com.au/mall/bushchoc/

Bush heritage:

www.ausgeo.com.au/

Canberra Organic Growers:

www.netspeed.com.au/cogs/cogs.htm

Danekas Kangaroo and Bushfood discussion group: www.netfx.com.au/ozfood_toc.htm

Gardenweb forum:

www.au.gardenweb.com/forums/

Goozeff seeds:

www.goozeffseeds.com/

Gourmet fare:

www.gourmetfaremagazine.com/

Herb quarterly:

www.herbquarterly.com/

Hibiscus:

enterprise.powerup.com.au/~keena/hib/

Aust natives nursery

www.ozemail.com.au/~artgib/

Links from Australian Native site:

www.evolve.net.au/natives/nativelinks.html

Do you want to learn more about our beautiful

Australian flora?

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enquiries:

Mrs Cherree Densley

9390 Princes Highway

Killarney

VIC 3282

Ph: 03 5568 7226

 

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