The premise of modern Australian cuisine, is centered around what makes Australian great – the multicultural melting pot with cultural and social influences from all corners of the world. Using fresh local produce with ingredients and cooking styles sourced from around the globe is what makes modern Australian cuisine the delicious fusion of flavours we experience today.
The term “Modern Australian” was first coined in 1994, in the last edition of the Good Food Guide, edited by Leo Schofield. This style of cooking has variously been known as international, fusion or contemporary, and denotes a culinary culture that is the result of a collision of cuisines from around the world.
Modern Australian cuisine has been embraced by our country as we search for a unique food culture to call our own, yet unashamedly takes its inspiration from countries all over the world. For years Australian food was heavily influenced by European flavours – Greek, Italian, Spanish to name a few. The coffee culture throughout Australia, which became popular throughout the 90’s and 00’s, was also very heavily influenced by the European migrant population. After this trend, we saw a move towards Asian flavours in our cuisine and influences from Thailand, Korea, Japan and China have found their way into Australian menus. More recently, middle-Eastern flavours and south American cuisine have become popular and all these tastes and flavours have shaped what we know as modern Australian cuisine.
Many of the dishes on the Hemingway’s menu are modern Australia, featuring locally sourced meat, fish, seafood and vegetables, teamed with herbs, spices and techniques from different countries to add flavor and depth. Hemingway himself was a world traveler spending time in Italy, Cuba, South Africa and China to name a few. These adventures shaped his writing style and the characters in his stories. In a similar manner, the eclectic mix of nationalities we have in the Hemingway’s kitchen, their life experience and travel adventures have all contributed to the dishes which you will find on the menu for lunch and dinner at Hemingway’s.
We look forward to sharing with you the modern Australian cuisine we have on our menu and taking you on a culinary experience.