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Bush River Kitchen

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Join us for an ‘off the grid’ Australian Winter feast, with acclaimed chef John Ralley

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About our chef: John Ralley

John has trained and worked with some of the very best in the hospitality industry. His Pâtissier knowledge was born from his time working in Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe which he brought back to Australia and perfected in established Sydney restaurants. John featured in “The New Patissiers by Olivier Dupon” and was part of “The Australian Pastry Team”. As a pastry chef John draws his inspiration from doing what he loves; adventure, the great outdoors, hunting, fishing and exploring the world of the culinary arts.

Whisky Uncovered regulars may remember John from our awesome partnership in 2021 on the sugar-rushed, wild ride that was 'WHISKUITS', at the amazing Textbook Patisserie.

Following the transformative period that was the COVID-19 pandemic, John and his partner made the big decision to close Textbook and relocate to the Hawkesbury River to begin an exciting new project: the Bush River KitchenWith a philosophy of sourcing ingredients solely from the local area, and in a location that is truly serene, John partners with guest chefs to deliver truly unique lunch and dinner experiences.

What can I expect from the experience?

We're glad you asked, because we value every dollar of your hard-earned that you invest in our experiences. 

Guests will be treated to beautifully relaxed, analogue whisky and food-pairing 'long lunch' at the Bush River Kitchen site. Following an optional minibus transfer to the BRK location, John will treat guests to some very special, locally sourced ingredients for the occasion and we'll be selecting some moreish whiskies from The Whisky List's large catalogue, for the perfect pairing. 

Given the setup on site, this experience will be super intimate, and limited to just sixteen guests.

The Whisky Uncovered crew will be throwing a few surprises in the mix, all wrapped up in our signature afternoon experience, with the opportunity to win some fantastic take-home prizes. 

NOTE, unfortunately we won't be able to cater for some of the more specific dietary requirements for this event, including Gluten Free or Vegan, due to the nature of the special ingredients being sourced for the menu. If you have any questions, please reach out to us and we'll be happy to assist, prior to your ticket purchase.

About The Whisky List

The Whisky List is Australia’s largest online whisky retailer, made by whisky lovers for whisky lovers. Established in 2018 as an online whisky search engine, they are now an influential force in the Australian whisky industry. They’ve worked with a host of Australian distillers through their virtual and in-person tastings, have released over 20 exclusive bottlings, and in their on-going partnership with The Whisky Show, travel Australia year-round showcasing some of the finest local and international whiskies.

They are particularly passionate about advocating for the budding local whisky industry here, and work closely with Australia’s finest distillers and independent bottlers to promote our country’s great produce.

Chris and Oliver from The Whisky List

Photos courtesy Damian Bennett photography, The Whisky List, Whisky Uncovered.

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Due to the bespoke nature of our experiences, no refunds are issued under any circumstances less than 60 days from an event; please select your tickets carefully. On exception and at the sole discretion of Whisky Uncovered and their event partners, cancellations less than 60 days from an event will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.