In defiance of the snobs who turn their noses up at The Colonel, and routinely look down upon the sacred dirty bird, the world’s first KFC Degustation Restaurant is now set to open in Sydney next month, unleashing what promises to be the most in-demand dining experience of 2022. Did somebody say date night?
Developed in partnership with Chef Patron and Australia’s uncrowned degustation king, Nelly Robinson – who you may be most familiar with as the owner of nel. – this 11-course menu features a decadent selection of dishes specifically designed to showcase the authentic KFC menu items + ingredients. Here are just some of the gourmet achievements you can expect (like their herbs and spices, some things are being kept a secret):
- Supercharged Wings
Cooked over a bed of charcoal, these are not only supercharged but beautifully charred wings.
- Potato & Gravy
Blink and you’ll miss it! This dish is a marvel to behold as the gravy candle melts, dip your potato bun into the “wax” and enjoy.
- Tongue Twister
Don’t be shy, there are no rules here! Pick up your plate and lick off the Colonel’s face to relish the flavours of Kentucky Fried Chicken, tomato, lettuce, and Pepper Mayo.
- Twister Sister
A fresh take on our Twister, this one comes with pearl barley risotto, sundried tomato, pumpkin, and last but not least, our Chicken Tenders.
- Popcorn Chicken
It’s the Popcorn Chicken our fans know and love paired with celeriac soup, mushroom gnocchi, and basil topped off with an edible floral garnish.
- La Di Da Drumstick (AKA Fried Gold)
Our iconic Original Recipe drumstick dusted with quinoa and gold ‘cos we don’t call it Fried Gold for nothing.
- Our Chocolate Mousse
Dipped in nitrogen, these mouthfuls of scrummy chocolate mousse are oh-so-good and will literally melt in your mouth.
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“We’re thrilled to be reinventing the idea of fine dining by bringing a fun and – most importantly – delicious KFC Degustation to Sydney,” says Kristi Woolrych, Chief Marketing Officer at KFC Australia.
“We can’t wait to unveil the full 11-course menu we’ve created in partnership with degustation expert, Nelly Robinson, to show that our Kentucky Fried Chicken is worthy of a fine dining experience.”
“Our fans will experience KFC in ways they could never have imagined as they are taken on a world-first culinary journey that looks and tastes uniquely KFC. We’ve pulled out all the stops to make it a magical moment and one that our guests will never forget.”
“As a lifelong fan of KFC, creating an 11-course degustation with their most-loved menu items and elevating them to new heights has been a dream come true,” adds Nelly Robinson.
“For the menu, I’ve taken 11 KFC dishes and reimagined how the flavours and textures come to life using my expertise in degustation menus to truly blow fans away.”
“From Wicked Wings cooked on charcoal fires to edible stencil art of the Colonel’s face, we have crafted a high-end dining adventure, just like guests would find at my degustation restaurant. So we can’t wait to see their reactions to each of the devilishly good dishes.”
The KFC Degustation Restaurant is scheduled to open its doors in Sydney from April 1st of 2022, concluding the following Sunday on April 3rd of 2022. Sittings will be held each evening from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM at a secret venue tucked away in Alexandria. The price? $75 per head with wine pairings included – all proceeds going towards KFC Australia’s charity partners (The Black Dog Institute, ReachOut Australia, Whitlion).
But there’s just a small catch. Eager beavers will be required to sign up to the waitlist here as opposed to making a conventional booking. Those of you lucky to secure a spot at the table will be contacted from March 23rd of 2022 – register your interest below ASAP.