The Homestead Restaurant and Parilla Grill

Story: The Homestead Restaurant and Parilla Grill
Episode: 3
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane
Air Date: 19 June 2021

Trevor visits ‘The Homestead’, a locally renowned restaurant on Norfolk Island, dedicated to serving fresh and local dishes enriched in flavour.

  • The Homestead is located opposite the stunning 100 Acre Reserve and alongside the famous 200+ year-old Moreton Bay fig trees.
  • The Homestead is a 1930’s home that has been transformed into a restaurant by the Menghetti family.
  • Food is cooked over a wood-fuelled Argentinian Perilla grill engineered by the father of owner Kurt Menghetti, to enhance the depth of the flavour in every meal.
  • Kurt Menghetti believes that cooking over embers enriches their menu and adds an element of traditional preparation to the food.
  • The Homestead embraces the ‘paddock to plate’ philosophy that characterises local Norfolk Island cooking, with their menu designed around seasonal produce.
  • Most of the vegetables and meat used at the restaurant is farm-grown at the 100 Acre Farm and all fish is also local and line-caught.
  • A staple item on The Homestead menu is the naturally fermented, woodfired sourdough made by Kurt Menghetti; a fresh and quality addition to the menu.
  • The Homestead offers a full bar service and food can be enjoyed inside or on the fantastic deck, overlooking the property’s gorgeous gardens.

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