Located in the coastal town of Pottsville in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales Pipit opened its doors back last Autumn and has been quietly flooring both locals and visitors ever since. The realization of a dream for award-winning chef Ben Devlin and partner Yen Trinh, the food here is simply sensational, often deceptively straightforward but ALWAYS mesmerizingly seasonal – the perfect showcase for the area’s exceptional produce.
In this intriguing little book, Pipit’s tale is told over 8 seasons (no, not 4, read it and you’ll understand!) with menus, diary entries and recipes combining to weave a wondrous web of produce, people and place. This is somewhere time is caught, pickled, preserved and plated, where sustainable seafood is served simply, straight from the sea and where – clichéd though it may sound – life really does just taste, and feel, that little bit better. Who wouldn’t want a piece of that?