Last year, I had the great pleasure of attending Anglicare Victoria’s Gatronomique event - which is an absolutely fabulous evening raising money for the great work they do in looking after the futures of children, young people, families and adults. Anglicare Victoria is the largest foster care provider, and over 2014-15 placed 2091 babies, children and young people with foster carers.
This year, the annual Gala Dinner has been newly renamed ‘Dinner with the Angels - A Gastronomique Affair’, but still has all our favourite things - great chefs, great food, great cause.
Chefs and restaurants kindly donate their time and produce, to deliver a spectacular feed to the hundreds of people who attend the evening. Last year, I had the great pleasure of being seated at a table that Estelle Bistro, and therefore Scott Pickett, was serving and our meal was pure delight.
Delicate green tomato and mozzarella (I think) entrees, followed by great big share plates of pork and heirloom carrots makes the evening social and very much an evening of sharing.
This year Scott Pickett is once again taking part, but other chefs you could also be enjoying the food of include:
Nicky Riemer from Union Dining
Dusty Treweek from Bottega
James Kummrow from Fatto
Matt Dempsey from Gladioli
Zac Cribbes from Lucy Liu
Stuart Munro from Merricote
Peter Roddy from Noir
Tim Goegan from Supernormal
Tony Twitchett from Taxi Kitchen
Stuart Bell from Ten Minutes by Tractor
Andy Harmer from The Point Albert Park
Graham Jeffries from Tulip
Rhys Blackley from Circa
Ed Navghare from Tonka
…amongst others! Talk about a star studded evening of cuisine!
Between the food, touching stories from people who’ve benefited from Anglicare Victoria’s aid, great music and entertainment (Caryn and I burnt up the dance floor!) and amusing auctions, you’re in for a great night. I definitely can’t wait to attend again this year.
Date: Wednesday 7 September 2016 - 6:30pm - 11:45pm
Venue: Peninsula, Central Pier, 161 Harbour Esplanade, Docklands, Melbourne
Tickets: $300 per person (includes a $150.00 donation for which a tax receipt will be issued)
(03) 9412 6133