Ever evolving local eatery and watering hole Mojo’s Restaurant Bunbury have expanded on the success of their in situ vegie garden that has been providing fresh produce for their kitchen for over two years to include a brand new bush tucker Plot featuring Australian varieties of bush tucker.
In an effort to elevate the South West dining experience new Chef Chris Mitchell, previously of award winning Voyager Estate and Morries in Margaret River, has brought to the venue an innovative take on food and dining reinforcing the establishment’s commitment to quality local, seasonal produce. As a result the team have established a dedicated “vegie patch” at their Bunbury venue consisting of a brand new Pint Sized Plot featuring a range of indigenous bush tucker as well as their existing Plot featuring traditional edible plants. Pint Sized Plots, a local SW social enterprise aiming to enable anyone to grow food anywhere, has been very happy to build on the initial collaboration with Mojo’s Restaurant Bunbury to provide and install another Pint Sized Plot for the purpose of growing more local produce to service the Restaurant- this time in the form of bush tucker.
Mojo’s Restaurant Manager and dynamic young restauranteur Jake Atkinson explains the reasons behind this new approach for the restaurant and menu “…we’ve always been passionate about local produce and now we are keen to explore the use of indigenous plants. Having our own stock of these plants means that our customers get the freshest most seasonal ingredients without the food miles of trucking things across the country…”
Chef Chris Mitchell enthuses about the use of bush tucker in contemporary Australian cuisine “…we have some of the best products in the world growing here in the South West. The use of bush tucker in restaurants should no longer be a novelty, it should be incorporated into all aspects of our menu and I’m excited to see the plants grow and pick them directly from the Pint Sized Plot for use in my dishes…”
- Pint Sized Plots Owner and operator Deanna Furze talks about the partnership with Mojo’s Restaurant Bunbury “…we were ecstatic to partner with Mojo’s two years ago and resulting in a Pint Sized Plot installed here in Victoria Street as we believe it is a brilliant way to show people how they can grow their own food anywhere. When Mojo’s spoke to us about a second Pint Sized Plot dedicated to bush tucker we thought it was a great idea. We are stoked to see the Restaurant’s continued commitment to local, quality produce as well as supporting us, a small SW social enterprise…”
For further information or to let us know you can attend please contact Deanna Furze, Owner and Operator of Pint Sized Plots firstname.lastname@example.org 0499 184 204 or www.facebook.com/PintSizedPlots