Mark your calendars now for the official Yak Ales Perth Barbecue Festival dinner at The Merrywell, featuring international guest pitmaster Mike Johnson of Sugarfire Smoke House, St Louis Missouri.
Hailing from a background in fine dining, Chef Mike Johnson launched his culinary career under young Emeril Lagasse. Today, Johnson’s the chef and owner of St Louis’ Sugarfire Smoke House, an award-winning restaurant known for its succulent brisket, pulled pork and ribs.
Held at Crown Perth’s hero pub, The Merrywell on Thursday 6 April 2017, Johnson will collaborate with The Merrywell’s Head Chef, Ryan Ebbs on this one-off barbecue feast featuring some of Sugarfire’s award-winning food including brisket, pulled pork, sausage links and Southern sides, with drinks by Yak Ales and Pepperjack Wines.
Renowned for its American-inspired dishes including Mac & Cheese Balls, Fish Tacos and Lollipop Buffalo Wings as well as substantial meals like its famed burgers and award winning steak sandwich – The Merrywell is the perfect venue to kick off festivities with the Official Dinner.
The dinner will also feature interviews with some of the international guests in town for the inaugural Yak Ales Perth Barbecue Festival, including John David Wheeler and Jim Johnson.