Ex-Shobosho chef Joel Baylon is about to return to Melbourne from Adelaide, and his first move is to team up with his friend Dan Sawansak of intimate basement wine bar
Ex-Shobosho chef Joel Baylon is about to return to Melbourne from Adelaide, and his first move is to team up with his friend Dan Sawansak of intimate basement wine bar Dessous for a night of Asian-leaning dishes delivered with original spin.
One of the pocket rockets of Adelaide’s dining scene, Shobosho is known for its fire-fuelled cooking and food influenced by Japan and Korea and beyond. After cooking at Northern Light Yakitori Bar in Melbourne, Joel Baylon was the perfect fit for head chef.
At Dessous, chef Dan Sawansak remixes wine bar staples like sandwiches, fritters, toasts and pasta by incorporating influences from China, Japan and more. Joel and Dan have long been admirers of each other’s food and struck up a friendship while they were both living in North Melbourne, one that has endured with Joel’s move to Adelaide.
To welcome Joel home as he gets ready to open One Trick Pony in Fitzroy North, Dan will be sharing the kitchen at Dessous with his old friend as they play around with XO sauce, kimchi, fermented chilli and rice dishes, alongside bearnaise, anchovy, cured fish and more.
Catch them as they serve up some of their favourite snacks as well as collaborating on a dish together, showcasing some of their favourite Asian cuisines and ingredients in a whole new way.
$110 per person Snacks plus five courses. Optional drinks pairing for an additional $80 per person.
Milk bun prawn toast, fermented chilli, katsuobushi
Fried prawn heads, burnt spring onion, daikon
Corn, adobo flavours, pork crackling
Spiced tuna tartare, sticky rice cake, tom yum consommé
Kingfish, kombu, bacon broth
Flat-iron steak, anchovy cream, pine mushrooms
Buttered cabbage, miso sour cream, nori
Milk tea parfait, tapioca pearl, milk crumbs
Please note this is a sample menu only. Menu is subject to change before the event.