September 30, 2020 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Aussie Chef Michael Moore Cooks At International Food Blogger Conference In Santa Monica:

At the International Food Blogger Conference held in Santa Monica earlier this month, Australian chef Michael Moore paired food and wine while speaking to about 150 food bloggers.

The three-day conference, held Nov. 11-13 at DoubleTree Suites Santa Monica, featured guest speakers, networking opportunities, and plenty of food tastings.

Moore said he was excited for the tweets and reviews being posted instantly online as bloggers ate each of his three courses.

“I’ve cooked for so many people all over the world my whole life,” Moore told The Mirror. “I know that I was going to cook something that tasted nice. The challenge was to get it out of the kitchen on time looking nice.”

Moore is one of Australia’s most experienced and respected chefs.

From humble beginnings in the UK, Moore started out in some of London’s best restaurants.

Now 26 years into a career spanning two continents, Moore has owned and managed numerous top restaurants in both London and Sydney including The Ritz Hotel London, Kables, Craigend, The Sydney Opera House, The Bluebird London by Sir Terrence Conran, Pruniers, Bonne Femme, and Wildfire.

He is the chef/owner of Sydney’s most iconic restaurant, the Summit and has recently brought a taste of New York to Sydney with the opening of Reuben & Moore (sandwich bar & grill) in the new Westfield Sydney.

He said he had spent quite a bit of time in the United States this year and was impressed by what Santa Monica has to offer.

“I’ve been to the Santa Monica markets in June for the first time and I was just blown away,” he said. “Since it was summer it was full of fruit, it was just wow.”

For the past eight years Moore has been entertaining Australian audiences with his cooking skills — appearing on TV shows such as Mornings with Kerri-Anne on Channel Nine, The Today Show, Domestic Blitz, Sunrise, The Morning Show, Sydney Weekender, and The Boss Is Coming To Dinner.

He has also had a long standing relationship as guest co-host for one of Australia’s most popular cooking show Fresh on Channel Nine.

“I’ve traveled a lot with TV crews and visited different other markets, this one in Santa Monica is the only one that really feels like a farmers market and it’s great the truck opens up its side and stuff is there for sale,” he said.

“The greatest thing about a farmers market is the season, it reflects the season. That was my challenge with the meal tonight. It was to look like a collection of ingredients from the market, it wasn’t supposed to be puree this, puree that, and everything I’ve done to it, it was a reflection of what’s here at the markets.”

Course one for the food bloggers was a salad with cheese. The main course was a chili beef and tomato while the final course was ripe fruits with vanilla.

Moore said cooking simple food was the hardest thing to do.

“There’s nowhere to hide,” he said. “For this appetizer, there were 12 moves on that plate. When the plates went out of the kitchen, I wanted it to look like a room full of fresh food.”

For more information about next year’s International Food Blogger Conference, to be held in Portland, Oregon, visit http://www.foodista.com/ifbc2012.

in News
Related Posts

BREAKING: Santa Monica City Council Approves Miramar Expansion

September 30, 2020

September 30, 2020

Project moves forward by 4-2 vote By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica City Council has approved plans that have been in...

Santa Monica Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 29, 2020

September 29, 2020

Alzheimer’s Association encouraging residents to walk in small groups amid COVID-19 The Alzheimer’s Association is inviting Santa Monica residents to...

Lawsuit Filed Against Plaza Development

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Slow-growth group says City is violating Surplus Land Act By Sam Catanzaro A slow-growth group has filed a lawsuit to...

City Of Santa Monica Being Sued Over Proposed Plaza Project: Santa Monica Beat – September, 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Santa Monica Being Sued Over Proposed Plaza Project. * LA Street...

Santa Monica Police Make Additional Arrests in Looting of REI

September 28, 2020

September 28, 2020

Marques Miles and Misty Jones arrested by Santa Monica Police Department Santa Monica police recently made additional arrests of two...

OpEd: The Miramar Project Will Be a New Architectural Jewel

September 27, 2020

September 27, 2020

The Miramar Hotel has been a central part of Santa Monica’s history and an integral part of the community for...

Edify TV: Trident Center Redevelopment

September 25, 2020

September 25, 2020

The Westside’s Trident Center is getting a major overhaul and new name as part of a flurry of development in...

Miramar Project to go Before City Council Tuesday

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Councilmember Gleam Davis asks City Attorney whether she should rescue self from vote  By Sam Catanzaro  Santa Monica lawmakers will...

SMa.r.t. Column: Needed, A Heart Transplant

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

We have written about adaptive reuse in previous columns and have postulated that with proper incentives, the existing one, two...

Edify TV: Boulders Blocking Westside Encampment

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

City officials recently removed boulders placed on sidewalks by some Westside residents to prevent the formation of a homeless encampment....

Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? Santa Monica Beat – September, 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes. * Should Council Member Davis Recuse Herself From Voting? * Increases In...

SMC to Be Online for Winter and Spring 2021

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

College cites lack of available vaccine  By Sam Catanzaro Santa Monica College (SMC) has announced it will be delivering classes...

Edify TV: Al Fresco Program Ending?

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

During a COVID-19 pandemic many restaurants have found aid through the City of Los Angeles’ Al Fresco dining program, but...

Local Breweries Say They Have Been Unfairly Shuttered as County Passes Grant Program

September 24, 2020

September 24, 2020

$10 million grant program approved by Board of Supervisors  By Sam Catanzaro Will a $10 million grant program be enough...

Santa Monica Loses Vegan Restaurant

September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020

Space housing Santa Monica vegan restaurant Viva Vegan up for lease By Sam Catanzaro A vegan restaurant in Santa Monica...