By Matthew Henry
SYDNEY: BeefEater’s upcoming National Barbecue Day will see Australia pitted against five other nations in the inaugural Barbecue World Cup, where chefs will present their finest in international barbecue cuisine.
As part of BeefEater’s annual National Barbecue Day celebrations, which will be held in Sydney at Cargo Bar on 12 November, the company has invited six chefs representing different barbecuing nationalities to participate in a ‘World Cup’ cook-off.
Dishes will range from traditional Korean Kalbi BBQ to Italian roasted figs and prosciutto. Local chef Peter Evans, owner of Hugo’s restaurant at Bondi and presenter of Channel 9’s new lifestyle program Fresh TV, will represent Australia in the battle and is expected to dish up Aussie-style prawns, while Argentinian gourmet Adan Abrahanowicz will serve parrillada of chorizo, morcilla and sweetbreads.
Kicking off at 6am for breakfast, the day will be broadcast live by Channel 9’s Today show, and those who attend will be treated to some international barbecue cuisine – or a bacon and egg roll.
BeefEater will promote its barbecue products at the event and will give away a $2,000 four-burner stainless steel BeefEater Discovery barbecue and a number of BeefMate accessory packs.
“National Barbecue Day was first established by BeefEater Barbecue in 2001 as a way of bringing the family together over a meal in Australia’s big backyard,” said Woodland Home Products managing director, Peter Woodland.
“In 2007, National barbecue Day celebrated the cultural diversity in our country, and thanks to six fantastic chefs we are able to appreciate the myriad of ways in which the world’s cultures and cuisines enrich Australia’s identity.”
The judging panel will be comprised of food industry representatives including Peter Woodland, Gourmet Traveler magazine editor, Andy Harris, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide co-editor, Joanna Savill, and Restaurant & Catering Association NSW president, Robert Goldman.