This year the prestigious Gault&Millau Yellow Rose Award goes to Mathew Chan, recognising 50 years of extraordinary commitment, resilience and excellence as restaurateur of Peacock Gardens!
Gault&Millau Australia’s Yellow Rose Award each year goes to the chef, restauratuer or restaurant that has most successfully overcome the many obstacles thrown in their path by the tumultuous hospitality industry.
It’s no mean feat that Mathew’s beloved Peacock Gardens Restaurant has remained a favourite with Crows Nest locals since it opened in 1975. This enduring success is due in large part to Mathew’s extraordinary commitment to old-style management of the business. He prides himself on warmly greeting and getting to know every diner who walks through the door, and making each person feel welcome.
Of course as many of us know, it hasn’t all been plain sailing. In 1993, Mathew suffered a debilitating stroke, but instead of retiring gracefully to a life of leisure, Mathew showed enormous courage and perseverance in returning to work just nine months later. To this day, Mathew remains one of the hardest-working restaurateurs in Australia, and is held in high esteem by peers, employees and customers alike.
Over the years we have Mathew to thank for introducing Australia to many Chinese culinary gems we now take for granted – such as San choi bao and fortune cookies, and he has transformed the nature of Chinese fine dining in Australia.
Gault&Millau Australia applaud Mathew for his 50+ years in the Australian hospitality industry, and for inspiring the next generation of restaurateurs with remarkable longevity, unwavering tenacity and unsurpassed commitment.
Our heartfelt congratulations go to Mathew, for this well deserved recognition within the industry.
We would like to thank you for your support this year, and look forward to hosting you again in 2018.
Please note that the restaurant will be closed for Christmas from Sunday 24th December and will re-open on Thursday 11th January 2018.
To make a booking at any other time please call us on 02 9439 8786.
Get ready for a very special night of celebration to see in the new Chinese Year – the year of the Rooster!
Why not join us to watch the captivating Lion Dance performance right before your table to the beat of the drums, whilst enjoying a banquet, only $65pp.
Our special banquet menu for this year is;
Baked Fresh Scallop in Portuguese Style
Phoenix Roll/Sesame Prawn Toast
Boneless Crisp Duck with Pancake
Diced Mustard Fillet Steak w/Mermaid’s Tresses
Special Fried Rice wrapped with Lotus Leaves
Sizzling Satay Chicken Skewers
Mixed Fresh Crisp Vegetable with Broccoli and Snow Peas
Pork Ribs w/ Honey & Black Bean Sauce Flambe
Traditional Water Chestnut Pudding
Call us now 02 9439 8786 to book your table for this once a year event!
1. Chinese food is healing
The essence of traditional Chinese cuisine has always been cooking food with the intention of increasing health, healing and longevity. Many of the ingredients are not only nutritious but have healing properties, such as fresh ginger and black mushrooms, and spices like star anise and cinnamon.
2. Chinese food is healthy for us and the environment
Meat and poultry are used in moderation and are in balance with vegetables and carbohydrates from noodles or rice, with no heavy dairy products such as cream, cheese or butter.
3. Chinese food is so varied in cooking styles, there’s something for everyone’s taste!
Chinese food can be boiled, braised, poached, steamed, stir-fried, deep-fried, roasted, sautéed or smoked. With soups, entrees, main courses and even desserts, you are sure to have a varied and filling meal when you eat with us.
Happy New Year from all of us at Peacock Gardens.
We are now open and taking bookings on 02 9439 8786 – we look forward to seeing you and kick starting a happy, healthy, prosperous 2017!
Spoil mum this Mother’s Day at Peacock Gardens. Order from our a la carte menu and finish off the meal with a lychee affogato or dessert that will tantalise mum’s tastebuds! All mothers will receive a complimentary carnation.
Book now on 9439 8786 to guarantee your table!