Grant masterchef w hosts

Announcing this season's on-board menu,
by Sydney's award-winning MasterChef Grant King

 

With a harbour like ours, every lunch in Sydney is an occasion - whether it's corporate, family or a romantic occasion. But when you're feasting on creations catered by one of Sydney's best-known chefs, lunch afloat on the Alila is almost irresistible! And that's why our Sydney Harbour Lunch Cruise by catamaran is so popular.

 

We are very proud to team up with our great friend Grant King (below left), and can't rave enough about his work at Smile Catering. Otherwise known as the talented head chef behind Gastro Park, awarded two chef's hats under his tutelage, he also took top restaurant Pier from two hats to three hats, and a spot in the top 100 restaurants in the world.

In fact, both Grant and our skipper Tim are used to running high-end restaurants such as MPW, Gordon Ramsay, China Doll, Otto, Hakkasan, and more, so the sky is the limit onboard Alila. Grant is even available to hire for the day, and it’s an unbeatable way for corporate clients to experience something new on the water, for example: to get the quality you expect when entertaining for a very reasonable expense. Think Alaskan king crab to liquid pumpkin gnocchi, or Grant's famous exploding chocolate spheres...

In case he looks familiar - yes, he has also been a guest judge on Australian MasterChef for two seasons. And all this expertise is easily seen in his beautifully crafted cuisine, served up with love on the Alila for you. From a simple grazing board to Sydney's spectacular seafood, we think Grant's cuisine is a perfect match with the fresh air, sparkling blue water and gold-star views that a day on Sydney Harbour serves up, too.

 

 

If you're thinking of something simpler, Alila's captain and owner Tim Lackey (above right) loves to get the 'barbie' fired up for an authentic Aussie BBQ. Get in touch with your thoughts and we're happy to put together a catering package that's perfect for you – vegetarian, gluten-free options and more are available.

 

This season's menu

Lunch Boxes/Picnic Hampers
Minimum order 10 people

Basic Box - 1 snack box + choice of 1 option from any category $39
Half Day Hamper - 1 snack box + choice of 2 options from any category $59
Whole Day Hamper - 1 snack box + choice of 3 options from any category. $79

 

Snack Boxes

Hummus, seeds, nuts, gluten-free rice crackers, apple (v)(gf)(vegan)

Goat curd, tomato fondue, crostini, mixed olives, apple (v)

Salami, cheddar, chutney, onion lavosh, apple

Chocolate chip cookie, salted nuts, muesli bar, apple (v)

 

Salads

Leafy garden - mixed lettuce, herbs, radish, raw peas, chardonnay vinaigrette (v)(gf)(vegan)

Pesto roast vegetables - zucchini, vine tomato, Spanish onion, goat curd, prosciutto (gf)

Smoked chicken - quinoa, pomegranate, flaxseed, sumac, mint, parsley (gf)

The Caesar - cos lettuce, bacon, egg, crouton, parmesan, anchovy dressing

Fruit salad - selection of seasonal fruits (v)(gf)(vegan)

 

Pasta - Rice - Noodle

Wild rice, green beans, broccolini, shiitake, cashew, lemon, ginger (v)(gf)(vegan)

Orecchiette pasta, pea, zucchini, feta, preserved lemon, soft herbs, extra virgin olive oil (v)

Soba noodle, tuna tataki, sesame, bok choi, soy, mirin, pickled ginger (gf)

Smoked ham macaroni, parmesan, button mushroom, sour cream, chives

 

Sandwiches

BLAT - bacon, tomato, avocado, lettuce, on toasted ciabatta

Toasted smoked salmon bagel, cucumber, cream cheese, baby spinach, dill

Leg ham, piccalilli, Jarlsburg, on toasted baguette

“The Classic Reuben” - beef pastrami, pickles, kraut, swiss cheese, mustard mayo, on toasted rye

Hommus, tabouli, roast tomato, labneh, mint and coriander, on toasted ciabatta (v)

 

Diet/lifestyle bowls

Vegan - roast pumpkin, cashew cheese, hemp seed, palm sugar, lime (v)(gf)

Paleo - hot smoked salmon, boiled egg, beets, green bean, wild sorrel, avocado dressing (gf)

Green detox - kale, spinach, broccoli, fennel, pea, flaxseed, apple, lemon & almond milk dressing (v)(gf)

Protein - poached chicken breast, glazed silken tofu, cashew, scallions

 

Cheese boards

$30 per person / $25 per person over 20 people

Our cheese boards are a selection of four local and international cheese varieties. All boards include seasonal fruits, lavosh, quince paste

 

Cold banquet
Minimum 10 people ($95 per person)

Bread basket

Sydney rock oysters, dipping sauces

Hams, salamis, pastrami, pickles, chutneys

Babaganoush, hummus, chive cream cheese

Smoked salmon

Cooked king prawns, with Marie-Rose sauce

Smoked chicken and mixed bean salad

Potato, seed mustard, spring onion salad

Fruit bowl

Mango & lime crepes

 

On-board BBQ

Grant can simply prepare and drop off, or we can service with a chef on board for the duration of your event.

Priced per serve:

Clarence River king prawns……….……………………….….….$8

Moreton Bay bugs………………………………………….……$22

Fremantle octopus…………………………………………..…..$12

Yellowfin tuna……..………….…………………………….....$14

Atlantic salmon……………………………………………..…..$14

Sea scallop………………….…………………………………….$5

Tasmanian abalone……………………………………………...$40

Local rock lobster…………………………………………….…mp

Gourmet mushrooms………………………………………….….$8

Seasonal asparagus………………………………………………..$5

Broccolini…………………………………………………………..6

Riverina lamb cutlets………………………………………..…$6.5

Gourmet sausages, pork, beef, lamb……..…………………...…..$6

Organic chicken skewers………………..……………………..…$9

Game farm duck breast………………………………………...$16

Slow-cooked Berkshire pork-belly skewer…………………...…..$14

Slow-smoked wagyu beef brisket …………………………..…..$25

MB10 wagyu sirloin……………………………………………$65

If you require a chef on board, the rate is $500 for 4 hours, then $100 for every hour after the initial 4 hours

 

Sauce options

Choose any of the following sauces to be cooked or marinated with your choice of ingredient above:
Peri peri; teriyaki; coconut, green chilli, kaffir; Salsa verde; Chermoula; Smoked tomato & garlic aioli;
Pineapple, black bean, jalapeño salsa; Ginger, shallot, soy; Kingo’s bbq sauce.

 

Salad options

$9 per person choice of 1

$14 per person choice of 2

$18 per person choice of 3

Potato, spring onion, seed mustard

Quinoa, pomegranate, pine nut, mint

Couscous, cumin, lemon, tomato, Spanish onion, coriander

Tomato, mozzarella, basil

Cos lettuce, herb, radish, Chardonnay dressing

Green bean, tuna, egg, parsley, beetroot, sour cream

Chinese broccoli, shiitake and sesame

Bread rolls $2 each

 


 

Tim's Aussie BBQ package
($47 per person)

Entree: Selection of Australian cheeses and crackers with pickles, sundried tomatoes, olives and truffle salami. Kettle Sea Salt chips/crisps.

Main: Lamb cutlets and gourmet beef sausages with barbecued beer onion rings, served with soft white bread and rolls with Aussie bush tomato sauce.
Accompanied with Garden salad and smashed avo.

Dessert: TimTams

All catering will be onboard and safely packed away awaiting your arrival – all you need to remember is ice for the Esky!
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