Neil Perry Rockpool Sessions

Episode Guide

Series 1 Episode Guide

Made in Australia

Series 1 · Episode 1

This episode shows what makes Neil Perry and Rockpool so distinctively Australian, from the characteristic menu to the restaurant’s prime location in The Rocks.

What is Taste?

Series 1 · Episode 2

What is taste? When is the last time you actually tasted something rather than simply ate it? To a chef the palate is an essential tool of the trade.

What is A Meal?

Series 1 · Episode 3

“What is a meal?” explores the essential elements of a complete meal and the fundamental nature of a world-class restaurant experience. It looks at the distinctive qualities of the entrée, main and dessert and describes the function of each course.

Who is Neil Perry?

Series 1 · Episode 4

Who is Neil Perry? Where is he when he’s not at Rockpool? In this episode we meet Neil Perry the man, not Neil Perry the chef. We see Neil at his home with his family and friends. We get an insight in to the daily life of this world renowned chef and after seeing what he cooks at Rockpool this is an opportunity to see what Neil Perry cooks and eats at home.


Series 1 · Episode 5

Critical to Neil Perry’s success is the quality and freshness of the Rockpool produce. That food should always be as fresh as possible is a mantra that Neil inherited from his father, who was a butcher, a fisherman and cultivator of his own vegetables.

The Menu

Series 1 · Episode 6

If the kitchen is the heart of Rockpool and Neil Perry is the soul, then the menu must be the ‘wow’ factor. In this episode we explore what drives and influences the menu, from seasonal factors and climate to the whims of suppliers. What are the stories behind some of the classic dishes? When does the menu change and how often?

A Day in the Life of Rockpool

Series 1 · Episode 7

This episode is an insider’s guide to Rockpool, one of the world’s finest restaurants. During one full day, we experience a ‘slice of life’ - an exploration of the living, breathing entity that is fed by Neil’s passion and commitment.