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June 13, 2024
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arkhé and friends

11 July and 15 August 2024

  • This article was produced in collaboration with arkhé
  • Main picture: Jake Kellie x Laphroaig captured by Duy Huynh

Located in a heritage sandstone nook on The Parade lies Adelaide’s elemental force of fire, arkhé restaurant & bar. Co-owner and head chef, Jake Kellie has cleared the bench each month since April to make way for world-class chefs to feed Adelaideans.


Arkhé and Friends
127 The Parade, Norwood SA 5067
July 11 and August 15


In collaboration with Laphroaig Whiskey, arkhé and friends invites twelve chefs over twelve months to cook up a storm, and next in line to grace the arkhé kitchen are acclaimed chefs Jordy Navarra and Rosheen Kaul.

“It’s going to be really cool to see what they pull off in the arkhé kitchen; both are known for the incredible way they represent their culture and heritage through their cooking, and I have no doubt that these events are going to be ones for the books,” Jake says.

Philippines-based chef Jordy Navarra is set to take over the arkhé kitchen on July 11, marking the first international collaboration in the arkhé and friends series. Wrapped up in the orbit of Asia’s best restaurants, his own Toyo Eatery won best restaurant in the Philippines for the fifth time in 2024.

Harnessing a rich culinary history, Jordy is known to honour Filipino ingredients and flavours. Tickets for his eight-course set menu experience are available for $450 per person. Guests can expect a Laphroaig cocktail to land in their hands upon arrival.

To follow on August 15, Melbourne’s Rosheen Kaul, former head chef at the award-winning restaurant Etta, will be arkhé and friends’ fifth guest. Rosheen’s tug of war with her Kashmiri, Peranakan Chinese, Filipino and Australian identity made its way to the plate to create a uniquely layered approach to cooking, making her one of the most talked about young chefs in Australia today.

Guests at Rosheen’s arkhé and friends event will be some of the first to see what’s in store for the chef’s ‘post-Etta’ work. Tickets to Rosheen’s table will be $300, which includes a five-course menu with paired wines and a Laphroaig tasting.

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