Fig Tree chef stars on the small screen
A LOCAL Byron Bay chef is the star of an Origin LPG TV campaign that showcases inspirational winter recipes using fresh, regional produce and highlights the benefits of cooking with gas during the colder months.
Che Devlin, executive chef and owner of The Fig Tree, is one of five chefs from regionally renowned restaurants across New South Wales and Queensland featuring in the campaign.
Airing throughout winter, the TV commercial starring Che also heroes fresh produce picked straight from The Fig Tree's garden and a simple but flavoursome beef ragu, which he creates using these home-grown ingredients.
By slow-cooking the ragu on the stove and grilling the vegetables separately to capture the flavours, Che's recipe showcases one of many ways gas can be used to create a delicious meal this winter.
For Mr Devlin, fronting this Origin LPG TV campaign has been a great experience.
"It's been a great opportunity to showcase different ways to make the most of all the great local produce we have here in Byron Bay," Mr Devlin said.
"Here at The Fig Tree we start the morning off in the garden picking fresh produce for the menu that day.
"It is such a pleasure to be able to grow something from your own lands and then be able to serve it to guests, and that sense of locality and enjoying food from the place it's grown really adds to the flavour and experience. "
Four other regional restaurants feature in the campaign - with Australians being invited to vote for their favourite recipe for the chance to win a holiday for two to the region where the winning restaurant is based.
The promotion closes on August 21.
To enter visit www.originlpgwinterwarmer.com.au