Napkins at the ready, because in December chef-in-residency Niki Astley is turning the chicken game up to eleven.

As part of a refreshed menu, Salt & Earth are delivering a masterclass in fried chicken as an antidote to the torrent of turkey-centric plates that mark the festive month.

All made Japanese-style, Niki and co will be covering bases such as Korean red pepper sauce, hibiscus salted, and the Salt & Earth staple honeyed soy and lemon curd. Throw the sensational gau bao Chinese steamed bun into the mix and consider your chicken fix satisfied. We’ll take one of everything.

Also being showcased will be a baja battered tofu with peanut salsa, a winter-warming broth and sexy sides like kimchi, pickled mooli and baby gem with miso mayonnaise and brazil nut crumble, amongst others.

Salt & Earth is at 1000 Trades serving lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. View the full winter menu here.