"Outback Pride is the number one supplier of native greens to top chefs all around Australia. Mike and Gayle Quarmby are true innovators in their field. Outback Pride's native greens are of exceptional quality and freshness and Outback Pride Fresh is my supplier of choice." - Peter Gilmore
"I have been determined to explore which native plants are available and to see if I can source them in their fresh form. Through this exploration I found Mike and Gayle Quarmby, who have done extensive work in this field.
Mike and Gayle now supply a number of chefs in Sydney and Melbourne with fresh, seasonal native Australian produce; such as lemon aspen, which is much more subtle and delicious in its fresh form than when it was previously available dried or frozen. Fresh muntries, which taste and look like miniature apples the size of a marble, are now picked and distributed seasonally between January and March. Native coastal greens are grown by Mike and Gayle at their farm in the Coorong area of South Australia and feature on a dish with Murray cod." - Organum, by Peter Gilmore
Peter Gilmore is the Executive Chef of Quay, and its sister restaurant Bennelong, both situated at the edge of Sydney Harbour. Peter’s creative and original cuisine has seen Quay receive an unprecedented number of Australian and international awards, and he is a leading figure in Australia’s vibrant food scene.
In his new book Organum, Peter invites the reader to share in his private obsession with nature - when not in the kitchen at Sydney's Quay restaurant, he is working in his experimental garden where he grows a huge array of edible plant species. Peter also introduces us to the many influences on his cooking, and to the people who grow, catch and source key ingredients. Images include intensely beautiful food and ingredient shots, as well as producers and produce photographed on location, including Mike and Gayle Quarmby of Outback Pride Fresh.
Not content with steering one of the World’s best restaurants, Quay Executive Chef, Peter Gilmore has just released a world first digital food experience for iPad. The eponymous app is a carefully crafted, behind the scenes journey through Gilmore’s philosophy and unique style – a rich digital extension to his new book, Organum.
Following in Peter’s footsteps, you’ll explore the stories behind 8 handpicked dishes through Gilmore's network of producers and unique ingredients, from concept to finished plate. Told through stunning layers of interactive visuals and audio.
At Quay our aim is to match the breathtaking harbour setting with quintessential modern Australian cuisine. Warm, knowledgeable, professional staff will extend genuine hospitality as they guide you through your dining experience.
“What we try to do is to produce original, beautifully crafted food with a big emphasis on layers of texture and flavours to create an overall sense of balance. Food that tastes beautiful, that takes you on a journey of different sensations, that makes you think about where it came from.” - Peter Gilmore
Bennelong serves to celebrate The Sydney Opera House and its extraordinary architecture by offering a culturally significant and inspiring menu showcasing a most magnificent production of Australian food and wine.