I love traveling to LA for inspiration and to change the menu at our Bondi Harvest café in Santa Monica. I’m always blown away with the quality of produce and the wide range of seasonal produce the farmers markets have to offer. They really are world class, each store manned by the farmers themselves. These markets really are the heartbeat and source of inspiration for the majority of chefs and local restaurants.
I’ve created my radicchio salad recipe inspired by these markets for the café menu. My radicchio salad recipe is the perfect balance of sweet, sour, savoury and bitterness utilising these winter ingredients.
Crispy bacon, bitter radicchio leaf, sweet seasonal pear and pomegranate all topped off with a zingy balsamic glaze. If you can’t make it down to the café to try it out- just download the recipe and make it at home.