Josh Niland's New Pop-Up Pairs Whiskey With Fish

Chef owner of the critically acclaimed Sydney fish restaurant Saint Peter, Josh Niland was making waves once again with his latest pop-up Talisker's Boathouse overlooking the rocky coastal cliffs of North Head in Manly last month

Niland initially garnered much international attention when developing a unique and groundbreaking approach to dry ageing fish, a pioneering idea to utilise the entire fish; inside and out. With an ability to craft the most delicious dishes from rarely used or often discarded parts of fish, as well as his broader innovative approach towards traditional fish butchery, Josh soon established himself as a trend setter.

His latest venture saw him pair fresh, sustainable seafood with a range of delicious single malt whiskies, including a salt and vinegar garfish with Talisker 10YO to calamari cooked over the coals washed down with Talisker Storm. Visitors were able to feast on a three-course dinner or alternatively they can get comfortable at the bar for a two-hour guided whisky tasting, paired with bar snacks crafted by Niland. The pop-up ran on select days at the end of October, held at Q Station Manly.

Josh Niland was a speaker at our Trend Summit back in 2019, speaking about his multi-award winning Australian fish eatery Saint Peter, in Paddington, Sydney. Our Trend Summit returns this month bringing together an inspiring collective of inspirational and thought-provoking key notes & presentations. You can join us for free, together with thousands of other industry influencers from around the world. Find out all the event details and register here.