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Spice Magazine

Spice Magazine

July 12, 2016

Spice caught up with event consultant Tom Rutherford about how venues can bring their A-game to catering. Rutherford shares some of his secrets with us here.

ASIA PACIFIC BANKING & FINANCE

ASIA PACIFIC BANKING & FINANCE

September 01, 2015

His aim is to ensure your event is special, has unparalleled quality in food and beverages, and with appropriate return on investment.

SPICE

SPICE

February 01, 2015

From chocolate fountains to live cooking stations, oyster bars and everything in between, these industry gurus have seen it all when it comes to event catering.

HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE

HOSPITALITY MAGAZINE

November 23, 2013

Sydney catering and events company, Bayleaf Catering, has appointed Tom Rutherford as its CEO and will next year be working with chef Warren Turnbull, of Chur Burger and Assiette fame.

MANLY DAILY

MANLY DAILY

April 28, 2013

Sipping an Aperitif on a balmy afternoon, it’s easy to slip into holiday mode. It’s the done thing in a Parisian Bistro, or at a cafe on the Côte d'Azur. Sadly we're not although Palmie's not a bad substitute. Were doing Sunday lunch at Bistro Rivage. The bistro is head chef and owner Tom Rutherford's latest passion.

AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER

AUSTRALIAN TRAVELLER

April 01, 2013

Paris in Palm Beach Authentic French food by the sea? Don’t mind if I do! Sydney haven Palm Beach is now home to Bistro Rivage headed by Tom Rutherford who spent six years at three-Michelin-starred Le Gavroche restaurant in London. It also promises Parisian-style drinks and live music. See you there. bistrorivage.com.au

YUM

YUM

March 28, 2013

I’m greeted with champagne, sinking back in my comfy chair. The chanson francaise puts me at ease, and for a moment, I forget where I am. The dogs, too, are in another world: sprawled out beneath the shade of the white-clothed tables at their owner’s feet, lapping up the autumn breeze. No, I am not in the south of France. I am at Bistro Rivage, in the heart of balmy Palm Beach, an hour north of Sydney.....

MISS DISSENT EATS

MISS DISSENT EATS

March 01, 2013

“I make the best tart tartin,” says Tom Rutherford. With a culinary pedigree as long as your arm, and a correspondingly excellent Tart Tartin ($14), Tom can rightfully command a willing audience, even in the far flung reaches of Palm Beach. I’d drive back, swimming costume firmly in hand, just for another crack at his Steak Tartare ($18.50) – easily one of Sydney’s best. Tom is an Albert Roux protégé - in fact, for three weeks last year, he and Albert “worked, slept and lived together.”

GOOD FOOD

GOOD FOOD

February 11, 2013

Celebrity chef Albert Roux is hopping on the Sydney bandwagon with plans to open a restaurant in the city.

INSIDE CUISINE

INSIDE CUISINE

February 01, 2013

Rivage is as classic as they come: a classic French bistro that would make you think you were in Paris. With all the classic French menu choices I found it difficult to make up my mind. Truly, I am usually decisive – aren’t I? Yet I just don’t see these classic French dishes often enough on Sydney menues – what a pity – they never date. Timeless And knowing that Chef Tom Rutherford was in the kitchen made my selections even more difficult. For any of you who don’t yet know him, Tom Rutherford cooked under Albert Roux at the famous and fabulous Le Gavroche;.....

EAT, TRAVEL, BLISS

EAT, TRAVEL, BLISS

February 01, 2013

By now I’m sure you know that I love French food. Recently at the OpenAir Cinema while waiting in the queue we got chatting to the people next to us in the queue. It turns out that that day they had gone to Palm Beach to Bistro Rivage for breakfast (a specially catered event), and I had gone to Palm Beach, to The Boat House. It’s funny that I have driven right past Bistro Rivage many times, on the bend just before the Palm Beach Golf Club / the park leading up to Barrenjoey. And so I just had to get to Bistro Rivage to see what it was like. How close was it to a French bistro? If you know Palm Beach, I’m sure you recognize this. About 5 months ago Bistro Rivage took over the premises from another restaurant.......

THE FRENCH GLAM AND CHICK BY LAURA

THE FRENCH GLAM AND CHICK BY LAURA

September 01, 2012

Today I would like to talk about a place that I really love. I went to Palm Beach (the northern beaches of Sydney, Australia) last Saturday for a surf lesson and to be honest I usually always have lunch at the Boathouse because I love the place and the atmosphere. And then after a while I wandered over to be in Palm Beach I fell by chance on a new French restaurant "Bistro Rivage" very recognizable thanks to the French flags. This Bistro is facing the golf course in Palm Beach.... I was with my man, so we sat at a table and we ordered a glass of French Rose for the aperitif. The menu was really appetizing and the prices (for once) were affordable (including wine) . The menu had the same authentic design as a menu bistro in France.......