Geelong’s Culinary Gem La Cachette is hosting Fruits de Mer, a one-off seafood collaboration

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Geelong’s Culinary Gem La Cachette is hosting Fruits de Mer, a one-off seafood collaboration

La Cachette Bistrot, supplied.

The Fruits de Mer seafood collaboration event is set to be a highlight of Geelong's culinary calendar.

Get ready to embark on a seafood journey like no other! La Cachette, the gem of Geelong’s dining scene, is teaming up with Charley Snadden-Wilson from Clover in Richmond to bring you a tantalising seafood banquet experience this month with Fruits de Mer.

Taking place on October 17, for just $165, lucky guests will be treated to a four-course seafood feast, lovingly crafted by the culinary talents of Matt Podbury and Charley Snadden-Wilson. This collaboration promises an unforgettable evening celebrating the ocean’s bounty.

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La Cachette burst onto the Geelong dining scene in June 2021, swiftly establishing itself as a must-visit destination for food enthusiasts. Founded by Matt Podbury, who drew inspiration from his experiences in Lyon, La Cachette is all about offering quality French-inspired cuisine at affordable prices.

This locally-owned gem prides itself on supporting local producers and continually changing its menu every three weeks to showcase the best of seasonal ingredients. With a fixed-price menu, an exceptional wine list, and a relaxed ambiance, La Cachette has quickly earned acclaim. In their first full year, they snagged a Good Food Guide Hat, secured a spot in the Herald-Sun Delicious 100 in 2022, and recently ranked 4th in the Addy’s GT Top 100. Talk about making an impression!

La Cachette is the intimate 25-seat French bistro on Geelong’s waterfront

The Fruits de Mer seafood collaboration event is set to be a highlight of Geelong’s culinary calendar. Matt Podbury and Charley Snadden-Wilson are not only passionate about their craft but also about cooking together, and it shows in the spectacular menu they’ve created.

As for the menu, lucky guests will be in for a treat with starters like Sydney Rock Oyster with Jamon Iberico, Confit Potato and Smoked Salmon Roe, Smoked Eel with Glazed Aubergine and Cantabrian Anchovy ‘Caesar’.

Second course only elevates with Raw Bluefin Tuna with Aged Beef Fat dressing and Tartar condiment, Grilled Octopus with Broad Beans and Peas and Tortelli of King Prawn and Pipi with smoked Clam ‘Chowder’, while the main course is where the collaboration really shines. We’re talking Corner Inlet Flounder ‘Grenobloise’ with Capers, Lemon, and Leek and Line-caught Calamari ‘Farci’ with Berkshire Pork, Parsley, and Ink sauce; alongside Asparagus with Sauce ‘Ravigote’ and Wild Rice baked ‘en Cocotte’. These flavours are *Chef’s Kiss*.

For dessert, there will be Poached Meringue with Lemon Verbena Custard and Rhubarb Ice Cream, and, Clover’s Honey Bread with Butter Pudding and Clotted Cream.


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Don’t miss out on this exclusive seafood banquet experience. Book your seat for the Fruits de Mer Collaboration Event on October 17, 2023, and prepare to be dazzled by the culinary genius of Matt Podbury and Charley Snadden-Wilson.

La Cachette is nestled in Steampacket Place, Geelong, and promises an evening of exquisite dining that’s not to be missed.

For more information and reservations, visit La Cachette Bistrot and embark on a seafood adventure that will leave your taste buds dancing.