Neil Perry is one of Australia’s leading and most influential chefs and is founder of the successful “Rockpool” Empire.
Neil’s career in hospitality began at Sails restaurant at McMahons Point and in Rose Bay, starting at front house – Neil’s love of great food saw him quickly move backstage. By the time he was 24, he found himself gravitating towards the kitchen and realised his passion for cooking by working with, and learning from over the ensuing years, chefs such as Damien Pignolet, Gay Bilson, Stephanie Alexander, Steve Manfredi and David Thompson
In October 1986, he opened the Blue Water Grill at Bondi Beach and took the site from a 20 year failure to an overnight success.
Neil opened Rockpool in February 1989 with his partner Trish Richards, which has developed into a world class restaurant, winning many awards both here and overseas. In October 2006, Neil made his first foray interstate, opening Rockpool Bar and Grill in the Crown Complex in Melbourne.
In early 2009, Neil opened Spice Temple in Sydney, followed shortly after by Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney. Neil’s passion and the importance he places on quality produce is evident in all his dishes and the business projects he undertakes. Rockpool is a past recipient of The Sydney Morning Herald’s Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year award, Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year and was voted in the top 50 restaurants in the world by ‘UK magazine ‘Restaurant’ seven years running. Additionally, Rockpool Bar & Grill Melbourne won The Age Good Food Guide’s Restaurant of the Year award in 2008.
Neil is also the host of five series of The LifeStyle Channel’s multi-award-winning food program, Food Source – Neil Perry (which the BBC acquired for broadcast on BBC2); the 14-part series Neil Perry Fresh & Fast where he makes sensational meals in minutes; and Neil Perry Rockpool Sessions, a seven-part series that goes behind the scenes to discover what it takes to run one of the world’s best restaurants.
In February 2009, Rockpool Restaurant celebrated its 20th anniversary in The Rocks, Sydney. Over the years, it has consistently been highly recommended by food critics throughout Australia and the world. Rockpool's reputation is due to Neil’s passion for perfection, which has enabled it to train the very best staff and source the very best suppliers, who also strive for the utmost of quality in the products they supply.
Neil Perry’s commitment to freshness and quality of Australian produce, has been at the forefront in creating a distinguished style recognised worldwide. He has prepared food for Whoopi Goldberg at the Oscar Awards in Los Angeles, for the annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Japan, for Collette Dinnigan at the Paris fashion awards and for the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Hampshire, to name but a few overseas highlights.
Neil has two daughters and lives with his wife Samantha in Sydney. He is passionate about food and wine, travel and recipe books, and continually strives for excellence of quality in everything he does.
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Darwin ---the capital city of the Northern Territory Darwin has a pace that might - almost - be described as brisk, at least by Northern Territory standards. The city's populace now reflects its proximity to Asia: the mix of some 50 cultures including Aborigines, Vietnamese, Filipinos, Malays, New Guineans, Pacific Islanders, Japanese, Indonesians and European Australians, provides a strong cosmopolitan flavour. The Northern Territory’s capital, Darwin was founded in 1869, after more than 40 years of failed settlements in the north – abandoned one after another because of malaria outbreaks, cyclones, Aboriginal attacks and supply failure due to the sheer distance from the other white settlements. It was named after Charles Darwin, one of whose shipmates on the Beagle discovered the bay in 1839. The best way to appreciate Darwin's multiethnic mix is to visit this market, held every Thursday and Sunday evening from April to October, with stalls selling foods from around the world and handmade craft including crocodile products, indigenous art and jewellery. If you have come to Darwin city, you will understand the local culture and history of Darwin, taste some delicious food and enjoy the amazing scenery here ,also take some photo is a pretty good experience . do you think so. If you can ,take the photo to the profession canvas prints shop to made a canvas painting, it is can as a gift to your friends or hangs in your home to add more beauty to your home. My Canvas Prints-Canvas Prints http://www.mycanvasprints.com.au/home/
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Blue Lake –South Australia Attraction Blue Lake is located in the South Australia area. It is one of the famous natural landscape in southern Australian, it is located in the southeastern of South Australia’s mountain. During summer, (Australian summer: from November to March) the color of the lake will change the original color from gray to blue, so we called the lake "Blue Lake". Blue Lake is one of the three lake in South Australia, it overlooks the whole Town, and offer drinking water to all people in the town. There is a large pump station near the Blue Lake , it is mainly used to ensure the water level in the lake is always below the horizontal line city street. There built a large view platform which can revolve near the edge of Blue Lake, visitors can stand in the view platform to enjoy the beauty panorama scenery of the town, the vast lake, the surrounding rich farmland and the winding coastline that farm from southern area are all amazing. This platform was also called "Wo Wu Long" viewing platform by the local tribe, it is said that have the same meaning of "Blue Lake", it is also open to visitors every day. The water of Blue Lake is mainly from rain and groundwater, it is clear and transparent, and it is the main drinking water source of local town. When the visitor appreciated the unique natural landscape of Blue Lake, he can also have a stroll around the town, walking in the streets of the town, taste the flavor snacks, experience the local people's enthusiasm and simple, it is really a wonderful experience. My Canvas Prints-Canvas Prints http://www.mycanvasprints.com.au/blog/
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