The Pot Food & Wine is set to mark the start of a new chapter with acclaimed chef, Emma McCaskill, taking over the reins of the King William Road institution.
McCaskill’s impressive resume includes the likes of Narisawa (Tokyo), Sat Bains (Nottingham, England), Tetsuya’s (Sydney), Ezard (Melbourne) and most recently, Adelaide’s Penfolds Magill Estate Restaurant.
The Pot is Simon Kardachi’s original venue, established in 1999 as the Melting Pot, and evolving over time to feature an all-day SE Asian/French menu with a focused wine list.
Continuing with the philosophy of all-day dining, McCaskill will introduce her signature cooking technique, inspired by nature and with a focus on clean, fresh ingredients.
McCaskill will work with local suppliers and showcase South Australian produce through the seasons.
The complementary union of McCaskill’s culinary vision at Kardachi’s longest operating venue signals the beginning of some key changes to The Pot over the coming months.
The menu evolution will reflect the heritage of The Pot, with a showcase of locally sourced ingredients (eg Ashley Park lamb, Mayura Station wagyu), but long time loyal diners should be prepared for a shift in direction as McCaskill brings her international experience and inspiration to the table.
Kardachi has also engaged Studio -Gram to give the venue a facelift. Studio -Gram worked on Kardachi’s most recently opened CBD venue, Shobosho, and recently picked up the World Interiors News award for Best Restaurant Interior for Kardachi’s Osteria Oggi.
For years, The Pot has featured an artist’s wall, paying homage to renowned Australian artist and local resident Tom Gleghorn.
Gleghorn’s work will remain a feature, and the intimate space will be transformed to a more contemporary space, reflective of McCaskill’s food style.
Emma will begin to introduce her menu at The Pot from later this week, with a full relaunch to celebrate the restaurant’s new era in late June. Stay tuned.
The Pot Food & Wine 1/160 King William Road Hyde Park SA 5061