(HONG KONG, 6 OCT 2022) – Festival of Australia is back in Hong Kong, introducing Australia’s delicious delicacies, famously natural and fresh, nutritious and sustainable. This year world-renowned chefs are premiering extraordinary Australian dishes with a wide range of events across retail and hospitality venues. Experience the very best of Australian food and beverage right here in Hong Kong from now until November.
For this year’s Festival of Australia, Michelin-starred Australian chef, Shane Osborn will present his take on the art of cooking Australian food. Shane has been newly appointed as an advocate of the “Friends of Australia” program by Tourism Australia.
Shane is Australia's first chef to be awarded with both one and two Michelin stars. He is one of the most recognisable figures in the hospitality industry, a status that was bolstered during his participation in the Netflix global culinary competition, The Final Table, in 2018. His restaurants include one-starred Michelin restaurant Arcane, Cornerstone and Moxie in Hong Kong.
Mr Osborn said “I am honoured to join many iconic Australians to be Friends of Australia".
To celebrate the Festival of Australia, Shane has designed a signature dish – fresh Australian Fremantle octopus cooked to perfection and paired with lemon myrtle, a citrusy herb with tangy flavours indigenous to Australia. Make a reservation at Moxie from 1 to 30 November to taste this special dish.
“The Australian octopus is sustainably sourced from the pristine ocean surrounding Western Australia, the same area where I grew up fishing with my father. The freshness and retained flavours of the octopus speaks to the premium quality of Australian sustainable seafood.”
“Ingredients indigenous to Australia are catching my attention as I look to develop new menus,” he added.