We invited Sydney food power couple Naomi Hart and Gregory Llewellyn to The Mitchen table to look back at their massive 2015, in which they opened The Gretz Bar in Enmore, put out their first cookbook Fried Chicken and Friends and continued killing it at their American restaurant Hartsyard in Newtown. Over the course of 45 minutes we swap Christmas lunch recipes, discuss the changing face of Newtown's late night dining scene and find out that Gregory is a closet magic fan.
We head to Sydney's Automata for a chat with head chef Clayton Wells, who was last heard on our first episode! Also joining us is Jillionaire from Major Lazer, who is best known for DJing, yelling on the microphone at festivals and running a record label, but before all that he used to run a restaurant in Trinidad and is currently involved in opening a Trinidadian restaurant in Brooklyn.
Jillionaire lets us know about all of the amazing Trini food that we can't get in Sydney, Clayton lets us know what the first few months of Automata have been like and all five of us have a big old sook about the current state of late night dining in Sydney.
Rootstock is an annual sustainable food and wine event in Sydney. Mike, Mitch and Levins were there and drank a few too many wines before hitting record but managed to stumble their way through a handful of interviews with some of the biggest stars of natural wine. Hear us speak with Hartsyard's Gregory LLewellyn, Tim Watkins from Automata, Ned Brooks and Joel Amos from DRNKS, Pub Life's Jovan Curic, Grab Your Fork's Helen Yee, Pat Nourse, Charles Leong, Lauren Eldridge, Annaliese Gregory, Cam Fairbairn, Ed Loveday, Patrick Sullivan, Luke Powell, Roger McShane, Sue Dyson and stacks more interviews with people from all over the world! It's a big rambling adventure. Un-cork a few bottles and get on our level!