COVERAGE – The Sun UK (Nelly Robinson)

Jun 19, 2019

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Chef creates controversial Disney-inspired ‘Bambi’s Mum’ venison dish – which comes served with two ‘rifle casings’

The head chef of Nel. restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney, created the dish for his restaurant’s theatrical new ‘Once Upon A Time’ menu – it’s served with two ‘rifle casings’ filled with seeds

A BRITISH chef has created a Disney-themed ‘Bambi’s Mum’ venison dish for his restaurant – and it comes served with two sure to be controversial ‘rifle casings’.

Nelly Robinson, head chef of Nel. restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney, created the dish for his restaurant’s theatrical new ‘Once Upon A Time’ menu.

 British chef Nelly Robinson has created a dish at his Australian fine-dining restaurant called 'Bambi's Mum'

British chef Nelly Robinson has created a dish at his Australian fine-dining restaurant called ‘Bambi’s Mum’Credit: Nel Restaurant

In a move that’s sure to create controversy, the dish, which includes a cut of venison, is served with two fake ‘rifle casings’ filled with a mix of seeds and spices.

The dish is an ode to the iconic scene in the children’s film Bambi when the deer’s mother is tragically shot by a hunter.

Robinson’s menu includes 11 courses and is priced at just under £65 a head (AU$118).

It is filled with references to other children’s films like Pinocchio and Beauty and the Beast

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Robinson said: “I love these things from my childhood and know so many people who feel the same way, so I decided to create a one of a kind experience for my diners.

“For the ‘Bambi’s Mum’ course, we cook the venison slowly, roll it in peppers and serve it with beetroot and parsnip.

Robinson is known for his theatrical twists on iconic ingredients, movies and themes.

During other courses, guests will be served mandarin tea from a porcelain cup modelled on Chip from Beauty and the Beast.

There will also be a pumpkin dish called ‘Bippity Boppity Boo’, named after a famous scene in Cinderella.

A spaghetti course served with basil pesto, pork, meatballs and mozzarella foam is inspired by an iconic scene in Lady and the Tramp.

The Bambi dish will be available at Nel. restaurant between April 9 and June 29 this year.

 The theatrical dish is served with rifle casings, so diners can tip seeds and spices onto their venison

The theatrical dish is served with rifle casings, so diners can tip seeds and spices onto their venisonCredit: Nel Restaurant

 Robinson's 'Once Upon A Time' menu includes references to other children's films , like this mandarin tea served in a cup from Beauty and the Beast

Robinson’s ‘Once Upon A Time’ menu includes references to other children’s films , like this mandarin tea served in a cup from Beauty and the BeastCredit: Nel Restaurant

 Robinson is the British head chef of Nel. restaurant in Surry Hills, Sydney

Robinson is the British head chef of Nel. restaurant in Surry Hills, SydneyCredit: Nel Restaurant

 The menu, including courses modelled on movies like Pinocchio, will be served from April 9 until June 29 this year

The menu, including courses modelled on movies like Pinocchio, will be served from April 9 until June 29 this yearCredit: Nel Restaurant

 Nel. restaurant is in Surry Hills, an area in Sydney which is a popular spot for eating out

Nel. restaurant is in Surry Hills, an area in Sydney which is a popular spot for eating outCredit: Nel Restaurant

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