Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
199 George Street, Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
The Food Is Much Better Than It Was Then
Visitors to Four Seasons Hotel Sydney might ask why its signature restaurant is called Kable’s, but regular guests know the story. One of the more colourful figures in Australian history, Kable arrived from England on the First Fleet in 1788 with fellow convict Susannah Holmes, who would become his wife in the colony’s first wedding ceremony (both were apparently thieves).
The new land brought opportunity to Kable, and he became a landowner, merchant and, for a time, police constable, presiding over the jail on the site in the historic Rocks district where Four Seasons now stands.
The Kables continued to thrive, having 11 children whose descendants’ names now grace the Hotel’s meeting rooms: Teale, Winten, Buchanan, Tanner and Holmes. In 1984, when Kable’s opened, Zillah Kable unveiled a commemorative plaque honouring his famous ancestor.
Classic Chateaubriand for Two at Four Seasons
Chef Carl Middleton thought long and hard before he put Chateaubriand on the menu at Kable’s at Four Seasons Hotel Sydney. With its prestigious history, expectations are high, and “it’s important that it be served without error,” he explains.
Beginning with the thick tenderloin cut from grain-fed Black Angus beef from Australia’s own Rangers Valley Cattle Station, Middleton closely follows the traditional recipe said to have been created by Montmireil, who was personal chef to Vicomte François-René de Chateaubriand in Napoleon’s time. The carefully prepared meat is presented on a silver platter to the two people who’ve chosen to share it, then returned to the kitchen for carving.
Chateau potatoes (peeled and shaped into large ovals before they are sautéed in butter), mushrooms and baby carrots are served with the meat, along with the classic accompaniment to complete the experience: tarragon-flavoured Béarnaise and red wine sauce.
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Sydney, NSW, Australia 2000
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