R U OK? Dinner

January 1, 2015
By Alana House
Australia’s best and brightest culinary masterminds are joining forces for an extraordinary evening in aid of one of the country’s most unique charities.  The ‘R U OK? Dinner, presented by Merivale’, will be held on Tuesday, 8 September at Sydney’s Ivy Ballroom, raising money for the not-for-profit organisation whose vision is a world where we’re all connected and are protected from suicide.

Tickets are on sale now from http://www.ruok.org.au/chefsdinner.

Captained by the revered Jeremy Strode, Executive Chef of Merivale’s Bistrode CBD and The Fish Shop, the exceptional line-up of chefs will form groups of two or three to collaborate on a set course.  The result will be an impressive seven-course feast, passionately prepared by all chefs who are donating their time and expertise to this not-to-be-missed epicurean extravaganza, accompanied by an array of wine and live entertainment.

Talent includes:

  • Ben Greeno– Paddington Arms, Merivale (Sydney)

  • Brent Savage –Bentley, Yellow & Monopole (Sydney)

  • Ben Shewry– Attica (Melbourne)

  • Colin Fassnidge –Four in Hand & 4 Fourteen (Sydney)

  • Dan Hunter –Brae (Victoria)

  • Dan Pepperell– 10 William St (Sydney)

  • Danielle Alvarez– Paddington, Merivale (Sydney)

  • David Swain– Fino (South Australia)

  • Darren Robertson & Mark Lebrooy– The Three Blue Ducks (Sydney)

  • Greg Malouf– CLE (Dubai)

  • Ian Curley– The European (Melbourne)

  • Jane Strode – Bistrode CBD, Merivale (Sydney)

  • Jeremy Strode – Bistrode CBD & The Fish Shop, Merivale (Sydney)

  • Jonathan Barthelmess – Apollo & Cho Cho San (Sydney)

  • Luke Burgess – ex-Garagistes (Tasmania)

  • Morgan McGlone – Belles Hot Chicken & Bar Clarine (Melbourne)

  • Thomas Lim – Goldies (Los Angeles)


Service will be orchestrated by the best of the business, led by Merivale’s own Food and Beverage Director, Frank Roberts.  The Ivy Ballroom and all event staff are donated by the event’s presenting partner, Merivale.

  • Clara Davidson– ex-Bistrode, Bibendum Wines

  • Charles Leong– Wine Guru

  • Chris Young– ex-Pomme Restaurant

  • Frank Roberts –Merivale

  • Gio & Enrico Paradiso and Marco Ambrosino– Fratelli Paradiso & 10 William St

  • Herve Dudognon –Mr Wong, Merivale

  • Jane Hyland – Four in Hand & 4 Fourteen

  • James Ingram– Merivale

  • Jerry Jones– Mr. Wong, Merivale

  • Johnny Rockstar– Bennelong

  • Laura Mege– The Fish Shop, Merivale

  • Lucinda Booth Bistrode CBD, Merivale

  • Paul Meredith –ex-Bistrode

  • Qwan Ling Chew– Ms.G’s & Fish Shop, Merivale

  • Sam Christie– Longrain, Apollo & Cho Cho San

  • Simon Denton –Isakaya Den


Wine will be provided courtesy of Jeremy’s favourite local wineries and importers including Andrew Guard, Bibendum, Crawford River, Curly Flat, Garagistes and Tim Stock.  All produce  is kindly supplied by Cooks Co-Op, Feather & Bone, Nicholas Seafood’s and Vic’s Meats. The event will be MC’d by comedian Paul McCarthy and renowned food writer Joanna Savill.

Funds raised from this event will support R U OK?’s Community Ambassador program, which enables local engagement with schools, community groups and workplaces to encourage regular, meaningful conversations.

About R U OK?: R U OK? is a not for profit organisation dedicated to encouraging all Australians to regularly and meaningfully ask anyone struggling with life, “Are you ok?”. Regular, face-to-face conversations can help us to build and maintain strong relationships with friends and family. Research shows that people with strong relationships are more likely to cope with life’s ups and downs. R U OK? Day is a national day of action, held this year on Thursday 10 September, to remind us all of the importance of asking our mates, colleagues and family the question.

 

 
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