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Midden by Mark Olive: A Culinary Journey into Indigenous-inspired Dining

Renowned chef and proud Bundjalung man, Mark Olive, known as The Black Olive, has brought his passion for Indigenous-inspired cuisine to life with the opening of Midden by Mark Olive. Nestled within the iconic Sydney Opera House on Tubowgule, Gadigal country, this restaurant offers a unique blend of culture, craft, and culinary creativity.

Since its opening on July 4, 2023, Midden has welcomed a diverse array of patrons, including food enthusiasts, socialites, and celebrities. This harborside gem has garnered attention not only from critics but has also made a brief appearance on Channel Seven’s popular travel program, Sydney Weekender.

Midden’s menu is a testament to Mark Olive’s dedication to both his Indigenous heritage and contemporary culinary trends. It features an array of tantalizing dishes such as Eucalyptus whipped butter, Quandong paste, smoked Kangaroo, and Bush Honey. Olive’s highly curated menu reflects the adventurous spirit of Australian cuisine, incorporating native herbs and proteins like Crocodile, Kangaroo, Emu, and Wallaby Shanks.

Mark Olive, also known for his work on Masterchef Australia and the SBS hit series, The Outback Chef, has long been an advocate for Australian natural ingredients. His passion for cooking, instilled by watching his family cook traditional meals, led him to this culinary journey.

Midden by Mark Olive is not just about exquisite food; it’s about celebrating Indigenous culture and heritage through a delectable culinary experience. The restaurant’s commitment to showcasing Indigenous produce and fostering a connection between culture and cuisine makes it a must-visit destination in the heart of Sydney.

Assisting Olive in bringing this vision to life is Executive Chef Damien Worthington, who brings a wealth of experience from his culinary journey, including roles at QT hotels and renowned Sydney restaurants like Botanic House & Farm Cove Eatery and ‘Crafted by Matt Moran.’ Together, they have crafted a menu that bridges tradition and innovation, making Midden by Mark Olive a restaurant to watch in 2023.

Midden by Mark Olive promises not only a feast for the taste buds but also an opportunity to immerse oneself in the rich Indigenous heritage of Australia. It’s a culinary adventure that combines culture, creativity, and cuisine in a stunning setting, right within the Sydney Opera House.

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Source: https://nit.com.au/01-08-2023/7009/indigenous-chef-mark-olive-opens-new-restaurant-at-sydney-opera-house

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