Presenter: Stuart Laws
Air Date: 29th December 2019
Perth is blessed with a multicultural society, bringing a vast array of cuisines from around the world, with hotel restaurants such as Uma are leading the charge.
- West Australian tourism is surging, with many fantastic hotels opening up in recent years. This is bringing the sensational hotel restaurants to the forefront of the local dining scene.
- Uma specialises in Peruvian cuisine – a melting pot of Incan, Spanish and Japanese flavours, this is one of the hottest trends in dining at the moment.
- Peruvian born Executive Chef, Alejandro Saravia, is leading the charge. He loves the diversity of ingredients from the different regions of Peru, as well as the different influences from different countries.
- WA’s small producers love seeing their products shine on the plate, and the Peruvian style of cooking really helps it to. Alejandro and his team have forged strong relationships with farmers and fishermen around the state.
- All ingredients used here are fresh in season. There are just 3 ingredients on the menu not sourced in WA.
- WA is a diverse region, with a huge range of fish and seafood, and a great farming industry. Alejandro wanted to learn more, going to the source. Despite serving international cuisine, they really want to showcase WA food products.
- Hotels are a great environment for restaurants to thrive in, with a revolving demographic. They have a lot more resources to support farmers, such as Gin Gin beef. They are able to give the farmers the opportunity to move their product.
- There are a lot of resources in the apprentice program. They cater to Tafe students, as well as school children interested in the hospitality industry.