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Supernormal Welcomes Chef Perry to the Kitchen

This month, Supernormal welcomed a new Head Chef to the kitchen,  Perry Schagen, bringing with him years of culinary experience. Formerly Executive Chef at the Graham in Port Melbourne, Schagen has a long-standing friendship with Andrew McConnell, having worked together at Circa the Prince. Perry has introduced some delicious new additions to the winter menu, which we can’t wait to try! We took a few minutes to chat with Perry about his background, inspiration and favourite winter foods. Can you tell us a bit about your background and your journey to becoming the new head chef at Supernormal? Originally from Perth, I moved to Melbourne in 2000 and since have worked at Circa, Taxi Dining Room and a stint at The Graham before taking a few months off to wait for the right job to come along.  Throughout the years has your inspiration and influences changed with your approach to food? Yes, 15 years ago fine dining consisted of overworked food and luxury ingredients. Now I prefer to work with simple, super fresh, seasonal, local produce as …

Matcha Pop Up Bar

Supernormal are bringing a pop-up matcha bar to Melbourne this July for two weeks only. Throughout the two weeks Melbourne bar entrepreneur, Matt Bax will be hosting intimate tea ceremonies (groups up to 5) that will “break the rules”, in an idea he has been brewing for over fifteen years. With almost two decades of tea drinking and Japanese tea studies, Bax will educate the public on ceremonial grade matcha through Samu, a contemporary tea meditation. Experience real matcha like you’ve never before! Cost: $9 per tea, with accompanying wagashi sweet When: Lunch sessions 12 – 3pm, dinner service 6 – 10pm, July 18 – 29 Where: Supernormal, Flinders Lane Visit the Supernormal website.