One of this year’s best openings as far as luxury accommodation in regional NSW has been Osborn House in Bundanoon. The homely, well-designed 22-room guesthouse has already been positioned as one of the state’s most ideal weekend getaways and now it seems the team behind it is ready to get a bit playful with their offerings for both guests and visitors. Each Sunday, between now and the end of spring, Osborn House will be curating an ambitious Fire Feast lunch, shaped as a theatrical four-hour culinary experience marrying Southern Highlands produce and South Coast seafood with South American open fire cooking.
From 12 PM to 4 PM each Sunday, the Osborn House Fire Feast will be led by Argentinian-born Executive Chef Segundo Farrell, who spent five years studying the pure art of open-fire Asado cooking while working under legendary Latin American chef Francis Mallman.
Seeing as South American food and Asado cooking is still grossly underrepresented in Australia, it’ll be a good option for a quick day trip (Osborn House is just under a two-hour drive from Sydney) if the boys are looking for something a bit different. Especially if you’ve already burned through the best new restaurants in Sydney.
Each Sunday, Segundo will fire up the coals from 4 am and string up various cuts of beef, whole chickens, vegetables and fruits before roasting them for up to seven hours. Also on the menu will be Argentinian chorizo, octopus, whole ocean trout in salted crust, tomahawk rib eyes, as well as a selection of starts like empanadas with llajua sauce and a chorizo sandwich on charred bread with chimichurri. It’s not a dining experience you’d find in the city, especially with it being capped off by smoked pineapple ice cream and dulce de Leche pancakes cooked on the plancha.
The feast will all be laid out right next to the fire on the lower outdoor terrace of Osborn House, which looks over Morton National Park. Although dining will take place upstairs at George’s Bar until Fire Feast wraps up at 4 PM.
You’re only looking at $150 per person if you want to dip into some Asado cooking with Osborn House. Obviously, if you want to actually spend the night at the luxury guesthouse you’d need to book separately. Tickets to Osborn House Fire Feast include a glass of Ramaeau d’Or Rose on arrival and the full Asado feasting menu.
Address: 96 Osborn Ave, Bundanoon NSW 2578
Contact: (02) 4883 6027