Thursday, April 12, 2012

Shiraz Restaurant + Wine Bar Makes RM Williams Outback Magazine Top 25

The secret is out! For the past four years, Granite Belt locals have known about the delectable fare served at Shiraz Restaurant + Wine Bar in Ballandean. This knowledge has now gone national with the restaurant selected as one of RM Williams Outback Magazine's Top 25 Great Australian Outback Food Adventures.

Outback is probably pushing the description, but there is no doubt that owners John and Jen Rogers operator one of the region's leading restaurants.

Journalist Cathy Finch notes, "Four years down the track, John and Jen's hard work is reaping rewards in their 40-set restaurant Shiraz. Surrounded by rolling hills and heavily laden vineyards, Shiraz is loved by locals (Ed note: yes we agree!) and tourists alike. John is known for embracing a simple, modern Australian style and utilising an abundance of local produce."

In the four page article, John sings the praise of our local produce; its consistency and taste described as phenomenal.

Readers will also enjoy one of his signature recipes - Organic Rack Lamb (Mallow Organic Lamb, of course!), with Fresh Figs and Potato Rosti (using Lirah Caramelised Balsamic Vinegar). And John suggests you serve it with a Pyramids Road Shiraz.