Fleet

The Next Big Thing | Chef Jo Barrett featuring Pascale Gomes-McNabb

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Rising star Jo Barrett is a name you’re going to be hearing a lot more. As co-head chef alongside her partner Matt Stone at Oakridge in the Yarra Valley, she’s turning out some of the most talked about food in the country, particularly her talent for pastry and baking bread. She shares her inspiring sustainability ethos and the price of striving for perfection, the home of Australia’s best croissant, and reveals the incredible inner city food hub you never knew existed. Then we put interior designer extraordinaire, the woman behind some of the most impactful restaurant fit outs in the country, Pascale Gomes-McNabb, under The Pass Grill. 


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Fleet’s Side Orders featuring Rob Constanzo

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Unless you’re from Byron Bay, you may not have heard of Rob but his humble stall- The Nomadic Kitchen- at the Byron farmer’s markets is an institution, and the go-to breakfast for every visiting chef and food-loving locals in the know, including Fleet’s Josh and Astrid. We caught up with the River Cafe trained chef to find out what inspires his rustic Sicilian menu, why he makes everything from scratch, his hot tips for where to eat in Byron…and the secret recipe to the family passata.

The Dream Team | Fleet’s Josh Lewis and Astrid McCormack ft Lisa Goldberg

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Fleet is one of the most exciting restaurants to open in regional Australia- or infact anywhere- in years and is responsible for putting the sleepy coastal town of Brunswicks Heads on the map. Chef Josh Lewis and Sommelier/Front of house superstar Astrid McCormack have gained high praise from critics, diners, and industry heavy weights for essentially mastering every detail of their tiny 14-seater. They share what it’s like to be partners in business and life and take us to the incredible Byron Bay producer that inspires them. We also put the Monday Morning Cooking Club’s Lisa Goldberg under The Pass Grill to get her insider guide on where to go for Jewish food from the softest challah to tastiest felafel- this is one list you don’t want want to miss.


The Journey