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Tasty questions with Ben Barton, Scarecrow

Scarecrow is an artisan foodstore, kitchen and florist on Victoria Street. They have a temporary pop up at 42 High Street, “Scarecrow on High” while their Victoria Street premises is being refitted. With a menu that changes daily, Scarecrow serves only seasonal and sustainable food. A beautiful ethos.       Ben Barton is the head chef at Scarecrow and below are his answers to the tasty questions I cooked up for your enjoyment. Describe your restaurant’s food: Local, seasonal, nourishment. What is your restaurant’s signature dish? Chopped liver on rye with crispy chicken skin, egg and parsley salad, mustard vinaigrette. Name your favourite comfort food: Hot smoked Kahawai. What did you have for breakfast? Croissant, butter and jam. What is the most delicious thing you’ve eaten this week? An Indian version of quesadillas with paneer and chutney. What is an underrated ingredient? Cabbage. What are 3 sources of inspiration to you? The seasons, fishing and foraging. Favourite restaurant? Orphans kitchen. There’s a potluck dinner tomorrow night (and you’re not working) what are you bringing? Sumac roast buttercup, sauteed brussel sprouts, citrus, date and tahinni dressing. …