Restaurant Revolution ADL – 14 July 2015

It’s a little different from Masterchef. It’s a little different from My Kitchen Rules. It’s more like The Block. It’s a real pop up restaurant that you get to eat at!

I went on the first day it was open to the public, however have written this both before and after watching the first episode – so I now know that the Adelaide team are a set of chefs, so I feel my initial impression of the place matched the expected calibre of the contestants.

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Greenhouse by Joost! – 13 March 2011


Greenhouse by Joost was a special pop-up in Sydney, at the picturesque Circular Quay, with a view of the Harbour Bridge, Opera House, as well as tall ships as they sailed past. It featured in MasterChef in a challenge of minimising waste, but I had first heard about it after Matt Stone featured on an episode of Iron Chef Australia. Being a zero waste program, I was very interested to see the philosophies transformed into a viable dining venture – this was the closest I was going to get, short of travelling to Perth and visiting the actual Greenhouse.

It was just a green rectangular pop up by the water’s edge, accompanied with a shed that was covered in a mural of orange butterflies. Close up, the green walls were made of countless strawberry plants in pots, some of them flowering happily in the sunshine. There were no lights on the inside, relying on natural light, and beeswax tealights after sunset.
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