Inspired by his love for fire and smoke, and the flavours that they bring to meat, fish and even vegetables, Chef Lennox Hastie opened Firedoor in 2015. Firedoor is a unique dining experience and one any foodie will appreciate.
The restaurant is unassuming, and hard industrial finishes make it a perfect setting to peer through the open kitchen to the various fires burning woods such as apple, peach, cherry, grapevine and ironbark, filling the dining room with a divine fragrance – a great way to build an appetite.
One would expect such a theme to be ‘meat heavy’, but it’s not. Fish, seafood and even vegetables lend themselves to beautiful flavour combinations with the various woods used. Pipis are a favourite, and Firedoor’s version is served with garlic and the salty punch of karkalla. For something more substantial, try the smoky Spanish mackerel, served with broad beans and confit lemon. Even brussels sprouts get the fire treatment, turning these green pearls into something special.
PSST! Look out for Finding Fire: Cooking at its most elemental by Lennox Hastie. Signed copies are available for just $60.