December 2018. John Evans, South On Albany, Berry, NSW.

Our final Petite Bouche Chef of The Month for 2018 is John Evans from “South on Albany” located in the idyllic town of Berry, NSW. John made his name running the kitchens of Bistro CBD, 3 Weeds and Northbridge Bistro.

John's wife Sonia brings it all together at the front-of-house in this 50 seater neighbourhood style restaurant.

The menu at South on Albany represents all things local and includes produce from the local farmers, gardeners and wines from regional NSW.

Sonia and Johns humble and knowledgeable approach to running their venue brings a spark to Berry and the Shoalhaven area.

The relationship between John and the Petite Bouche crew began back in the day when owner Tony Mann was running Verona's in Paddington.

 CHEF JOHN EVANS

CHEF JOHN EVANS

 SOUTH ON ALBANY, BERRY, NSW.

SOUTH ON ALBANY, BERRY, NSW.

John says, "I remember when Tony said he was leaving the kitchens to grow his own range of herbs and leaves. We all thought he was mad". Now Chef Evans is a big supporter of the Petite Bouche range and sees it as a crucial element when plating his dishes.

 PICKLED PETITE BOUCHE BABY VEGETABLES, RED ELK, AMARANTH, SALAD CREAM.

PICKLED PETITE BOUCHE BABY VEGETABLES, RED ELK, AMARANTH, SALAD CREAM.

 ROASTED BEETROOT SALAD, SEASONAL MIX, GRILLED LEEK, LABNA, BLACK LENTILS, BLOOD ORANGE, PINE NUTS, VINCOTTA.

ROASTED BEETROOT SALAD, SEASONAL MIX, GRILLED LEEK, LABNA, BLACK LENTILS, BLOOD ORANGE, PINE NUTS, VINCOTTA.

 CITRUS CURED SALMON, PICKLED CUCUMBER, RADISH, RED ORACH, SOY, CHILLI, MIRIN DRESSING.

CITRUS CURED SALMON, PICKLED CUCUMBER, RADISH, RED ORACH, SOY, CHILLI, MIRIN DRESSING.

 ROASTED BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN, CAULIFLOWER PUREE, BROAD BEANS, RED VEIN SORREL.

ROASTED BREAST OF FREE RANGE CHICKEN, CAULIFLOWER PUREE, BROAD BEANS, RED VEIN SORREL.

 LEMON & ALMOND CAKE, CITRUS SYRUP, CANDIED CUMQUATS, PECAN PRALINE, YOGHURT SORBET, WOODLAND SORREL.

LEMON & ALMOND CAKE, CITRUS SYRUP, CANDIED CUMQUATS, PECAN PRALINE, YOGHURT SORBET, WOODLAND SORREL.

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