I had the pleasure of attending the launch of Groupon’s Secret Menu with Master Chef Winner Adam Liaw, to taste the just one of the amazing Menu’s on offer at MANTA and hear the inspiration behind it.
Groupon Australia has teamed up with Adam Liaw, one of the country’s most beloved television chefs and MasterChef Australia 2010 winner, to unveil Taste of Groupon’s ‘Secret Menu’.
‘Secret Menu’ is an exclusive dining experience featuring specially curated ‘surprise’ dishes co-created by Adam Liaw in partnership with head chefs of three leading Australian restaurants – Artichoke (Gold Coast), Manta (Sydney) and Mister Walker (Perth).
Launching today, Taste of Groupon Secret Menus feature dishes offering the freshest seafood, seasonal produce, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients, and mouth- watering desserts. Limited numbers of these special four-course menus are only available for purchase via the Taste of Groupon website until the 30th of September.
Adam Liaw said: “I’m thrilled to unveil the three exclusive menus I’ve developed with the outstanding chefs from Artichoke, Manta and Mister Walker. Secret menus push both chefs and diners alike out of their comfort zone and the results never fail to surprise. I can’t give too much away, but each restaurant collaboration has been a process of combining a bit of my style with the styles of the other chefs to give Taste of Groupon diners something truly unique. I can’t wait for everyone to try them out!”
Groupon Australia CEO, Steve Traplin, commented: “Taste of Groupon is our biannual celebration of Australia’s best dining experiences at awesome prices. This year, we’re hugely excited to be partnering with someone of Adam Liaw’s culinary calibre and a trio of brilliant chefs from Australia’s best restaurants to create some of the greatest new eats in the country. We love surprising and delighting our customers, plus offering great value and new experiences they won’t find anywhere else.”
Artichoke Executive Chef, Grant Madgwick, said: “As a chef, I’m driven by the opportunity to surprise diners in imaginative and delicious ways. The Artichoke x Adam Liaw Taste of Groupon secret menu is exquisitely prepared, capturing a range of different flavours through every course to surprise and delight even the most experienced of palates. The third course is our personal highlight, combining strong flavours and a bit of spice for good measure to create a memorable dish.”
Manta Head Chef, Steve Hetherington, said: “The collaboration between Adam and I celebrates both our food styles as chefs and stays true to our food philosophies. For our Taste of Groupon Secret Menu dishes, we built on the style of food we love to serve at Manta – fresh, sustainable ingredients prepared simply, featuring the most delicious seafood and produce – but with an injection of Adam’s signature Asian cooking influence to create something truly special for our Manta diners.”
Mister Walker Head Chef, Alem Requesto, said: “It’s been a fantastic experience curating Mister Walker’s Secret Menu with Adam, for all our Perth foodies. Our Secret Menu brings unique flavours to the table; it’s perfect for those who like a mix of surf and turf but also can’t help indulge their sweet tooth. The final menu is very much a seamless collaboration of mine and Adam’s favourite flavours and ingredients.”
To purchase Manta’s ‘Secret Menu’ deal here
Artichoke’s deal here
Mister Walker’s deal here
To check out hundreds of other exciting food offerings during Taste of Groupon, head to
Enjoy, we know you’ll love it as much as we have…
by Arrnott Olssen
Editor Rogue Homme