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Queenscliffe Herald 360Q – September 2016 Carmel Murphy

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360Q – Hooked on Fish and local produce

Celebrity chef Barry Iddles, owner of Sorrento Catering, is launching two venues at the harbour on Saturday 8 October .

Restaurant 360Q on the first floor will be used for functions and weddings. Downstairs the more casual Hooked on Fish Cafe Bar will be open daily for breakfast and lunch, and dinner on Friday and Saturday nights until Christmas then nightly till the end of January.

“The local produce from Queenscliff and the Bellarine region is phenomenal,” said Barry. “Under the watchful gaze of head chef Mathew Hallam, 360Q will showcase the regions wonderful produce offering Portarlington mussels, yum cha lunches, farmer’s markets, weekly community events on the promenade in front of the restaurant and regular winemaker dinners.”

“The harbour area is incredibly beautiful but under utilised,” said Barry. “We will strive to work with the community to invigorate the whole precinct and transform it into a place where locals and tourists can meet and eat wonderful food in a scenic location.”

Barry caters for the Sorrento Yacht Club, 333 in Melbourne, the Tarnuk Room at Australian Gardens in Cranbourne and the Elk Restaurant in Falls Creek where he supported fundraising for children’s ski groups and the vital ski patrol on the mountain.

He has cheffed and managed events over the past 40 years for highflyers including Michael Jackson, Peter Allen and Tina Arena. In 2014 he orchestrated the Skinny Duck fundraiser at St Kilda Town Hall raising $131,000 for Melbourne food charity FareShare thanks to its cheeky spin of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck restaurant. “The highlight of the night was a visit from the famed chef himself,” said Barry.

Barry says it’s his mission to make 360Q the best casual dining and function space in the region – a mission that should bring thousands into the harbour precinct to enjoy the best of the best.

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