Three Michelin-Starred Restaurant Maaemo Is Opening Sydney Pop-Up

Blink and you'll miss it! Executive chef of Norway's three Michelin-starred Maaemo is heading to Sydney's iconic, two hatted Berowra Waters Inn for a two-day only pop-up.

Chef Jay Boyle is set to cook alongside Berowra Waters Inn's owner and executive chef, Brian Geraghty across 15th and 16th July, developing an Australian produce-focused 10 course menu of Maaemo signatures. The pair joining forces is no random encounter with Boyle and Geraghty having worked together previously in Sydney at Bilson before Boyle moved to Norway to join the Maaemo team.

Maaemo rose to stardom in 2016 when it was awarded three Michelin stars, the first Nordic restaurant to achieve this accolade. In Sydney, Berowra Waters Inn is a modern Australian waterfront restaurant, on a tributary of the Hawkesbury River, offering a menu based on organic and local produce.

Dishes will include heroes of the Maaemo menu, such as Oyster 'Tradition 2010; celebrating a raw oyster in its most natural essence with an emulsion of mussels, cream and dill; Caviar, potato and elderflower; and firm favourute Brown Butter Ice Cream Hazelnut and Coffee Molasses.

Aligning with Maaemo's focus on wild and organic ingredients, the Berowra Waters Inn team is sourcing local produce to stand in for some Scandinavian staples. Langoustines will be swapped for Marron, truffles will come from Tassie, and wild mushrooms will be foraged locally, while Sydney chef and hunter John Ralley will deliver deer's heart for Jay's 'Congee' with Smoked Reindeer Heart and Black Vinegar - a Maaemo dish which also now features on the menu of just-opened EHB in Shanghai, the fifth restaurant from Maaemo owner Esben Holmboe Bang.

Boyle isn't the only three-michelin star chef to be dropping into Sydney this July as Simon Rogan and his team from L'Enclume, in the Lake District, are also setting up shop for five weeks at Bathers' Pavillion - as covered on the blog back in February when the news was originally announced.

Lead image - credit Berowra Waters Inn.