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MasterChef Australia’s Andy Allen and Award-Winning Chef Hussain Shahzad Collaborate on an Australia-Inspired Menu at O Pedro

Andy Allen and Award-Winning Chef Hussain Shahzad

Andy Allen, MasterChef, Australia and Award-Winning Chef Hussain Shahzad

A unique showcase of Australian flavours and ingredients feature on the limited-edition menu

This May, get set for a delicious dining-experience as Mumbai’s food scene gets hotter with a taste of Australia., MasterChef Australia’s Chef Andy Allen teams up with Hunger Inc. Hospitality’s Executive Chef Hussain Shahzad to cook-up a limited-edition Australia inspired menu at O Pedro to influence holidays Down Under amongst the restaurants discerning diners and travel enthusiasts. Throughout May, indulge in a selection of dishes that brings the best of Australian ingredients and flavours to your plate, from native ingredients like Davidson plum, Macadamia nuts, paperbark, finger lime, seafood, and Australian wines, all against the lively backdrop of O Pedro’s Goan charm. This partnership celebrates Australia’s spectacular coast and thriving food and drink scene, perfectly blended with Goa’s energy, creating an atmosphere that feels like Australia meets Goa, right here in Mumbai. Enjoy the limited-edition menu created for sharing, featuring a selection of delightful small and big plates including Chicken Sausages, Buffalo Tataki, Macadamia Tabbouleh, BBQ Prawns, Wood-Roasted Spatchcock, and more, all served family-style. For the sweet finale, enjoy the irresistible Burnt Honey and Paperbark Crème Brûlée. and elevate your culinary adventure with a selection of Australian wines!

The limited-edition menu celebrates Australia’s world class food and drink landscape renowned for its fresh produce and innovative flavours championed by distinctive native ingredients at Mumbai’s beloved happy place – O Pedro. For the first time in Mumbai, Chef Andy Allen and Chef Hussain Shahzad combine their culinary expertise to present you with an unforgettable dining experience. Dive into juicy Chicken Sausages in rich brown sauce paired with pillowy-soft white bread, or try a unique combination of flavours with the Buffalo Tataki with succulent lobster, creamy crème fraiche, and zesty green tomatoes. For something light and refreshing order the Macadamia Tabbouleh accompanied with smoky burnt eggplant yogurt, nutty green barley, and tangy grape vinegar. Craving something hearty? Feast on the Big Plates like BBQ Prawns coated in indulgent XO butter, served with perfectly charred greens, or savour the tender Wood-Roasted Spatchcock infused with fiery fermented chilli and roasted corn, baked to perfection in O Pedro’s stone oven. Indulge your sweet cravings with the decadent Burnt Honey and Paperbark Crème Brulee, a delightful finale to an unforgettable meal.

Embark on an Aussie wine adventure with our carefully curated selection of wines from Berton Vineyards, Yenda New South Wales, Australia. Start with the Metal Label, The Black Shiraz – with luxurious aromas of blackberry and plum over vanillin and toasty oak. Or the Outback Jack Cabernet Merlot, with its soft, full-bodied goodness of plum, blackcurrant, and hints of oak, with a lingering finish. For a fruity-floral twist, sip on Metal Label Rose, bursting with watermelon, rose petals, cranberry, and strawberry cream. And don’t miss Outback Jack Chardonnay, a light yet creamy delight with peach, pineapple, banana, and citrus notes. Cheers to the joy of discovering the finest Australian wine in every sip!

Enjoy a glimpse of Australia in the heart of Mumbai all through May 2024 only at O Pedro as you savour this unique limited-edition menu that is sure to inspire your next holiday to explore the culinary adventures of Australia!

Dates: Available until May 31, 2024
Timing: 12 noon to 1 am (Monday to Friday) and 11 am to 1 am (Saturday and Sunday)
Price: A la carte menu, with dishes starting at ₹ 500/- | For Reservations, Call: +91 7506525554
Address: O Pedro, Unit #2, Ground Floor, Jet Airways-Godrej BKC Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra-East, Mumbai 400051

Andy Allen, winner of MasterChef Australia season four started as a sparky, but what really lit him up was getting creative in the kitchen and feeding whoever was home and hungry. Crowned champion in 2012, Andy used his success on the show as a springboard into incredible new challenges, including authoring his first cookbook, The Next Element, and commencing work as a cook at Sydney café, Three Blue Ducks. Andy threw everything he had at his new head chef role, going on to become a co-owner of the entire restaurant group. Not one to rest of his laurels, Andy got back into television, presenting Andy And Ben Eat Australia, Andy And Ben Eat The World, Farm To Fork and Three Blue Ducks. In 2020, Andy returned to the MasterChef Australia kitchen – this time as a judge. In 2022, he paired up with internationally renowned actor (and close mate), Travis Fimmel, to create the low-carb and mid-strength beer, Travla. Following the loss of fellow judge and close mate Jock Zonfrillo in 2023, Andy carries on his friend’s legacy in season 16 this year. Alongside new judges Sofia Levin, Poh Ling Yeow and Jean-Christophe Novelli, Andy leads the next chapter of MasterChef Australia with heart, authenticity, and open arms.

Hussain Shahzad is the dynamic Executive Chef at Hunger Inc. Hospitality (the team behind The Bombay Canteen, O Pedro, Veronica’s & Papa’s). With a global culinary journey and a stint at New York’s Eleven Madison Park under his belt, he brings a blend of curiosity, energy, and expertise to the kitchen. His food philosophy is simple: to showcase local produce using contemporary culinary techniques that inspire future generations of chefs to cook smarter. From the bustling streets of New York to the vibrant markets of Portugal, Turkey, Australia, and Spain, Hussain’s culinary adventures fuel his passion for seasonal ingredients and innovative flavours. Recognized as Chef of The Year at various prestigious awards, including Condé Nast Traveller India’s Top Restaurant Awards 2023 and NDTV Food Awards in 2024, he has also been featured among GQ India’s Most Influential Young Indians List in 2024. His dishes promise a delightful combination of creativity and mischief on a plate.

Tourism Australia is the Australian Government agency responsible for promoting Australia to the world as a destination for business and leisure travel. Tourism Australia’s purpose is to increase the economic benefits of tourism to Australia, and in particular seeking opportunities to grow the overnight annual expenditure generated by tourism. The organisation is active in around 15 key markets, where it aims to grow demand for the destination’s tourism experiences by promoting the unique attributes which will entice people to visit. Tourism Australia’s activities include social and digital media, traditional advertising, public relations and media programs, trade shows and programs for the tourism industry, consumer promotions, online communications, and consumer research.

O Pedro, an all-day, Goa-inspired bar and restaurant is brought to you by Hunger Inc. Hospitality (the team behind The Bombay Canteen, Bombay Sweet Shop, enthucutlet.com, Veronica’s and Papa’s). Nestled behind the frangipani trees of the Jet Airways-Godrej Building in Bandra-Kurla Complex, O Pedro is made in Goa for the city of Mumbai. Expect drinks that bring back the fun of tropical living; simple, sophisticated food that reflects Goa’s stunning culinary diversity, going back to its Portuguese influences and further beyond; and a vibe influenced by the stories and rhythms of our palm-fringed neighbour state. O Pedro pulses with the energy of Goa’s lazy days and joyous, buzzing evenings, transitioning from one to another just as Goa does. It’s a happy place that everyone loves!

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