COVERAGE – The Sun UK (Nelly Robinson)
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.
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.