The Grand Richmond’s new head chef

06 February, 2020 by
Annabelle Cloros

Maro Kobayashi has been appointed head chef of eleven-time hatted restaurant The Grand Dining Room in Richmond.

The chef joins the team after two years in New York at Michelin star Italian restaurant Marea.

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“We are delighted to have such a skillful and focused artisan lead our team and [are] very blessed to secure a chef of his talent and passion,” says general manager Barnie Bouchaud. “2020 is going to be a very exciting year for The Grand Dining Room.”

Kobayashi began his career Hiroshima, Japan, as a line cook before he made the move to Los Angeles to work at fine diner Asanebo before heading to New York.

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The chef discovered a passion for Italian cuisine under Marea chef Michael White and honed his skills during a number of trips to Italy, where he perfected techniques including rolling agnolotti and making polenta.

Diners can look forward to a menu that continues to celebrate Australian produce with dishes including king fish crudo with pine nuts and fingerlime along with hand-rolled strozzapreti with prawns, mussels, saffron and lemon.

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The Grand Dining room is open for dinner from Wednesday to Sunday and for lunch Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

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