HOLD SATURDAY Chefs Tony Tierney with a whole barra, Will Cowper with crab from Otto, Ben Bertei with a banana flower from Same Same, Glen Barratt with a cake from Wild Canary, Alistair McLeod with dessert from dinner. Picture: Steve Pohlner
HOLD SATURDAY Chefs Tony Tierney with a whole barra, Will Cowper with crab from Otto, Ben Bertei with a banana flower from Same Same, Glen Barratt with a cake from Wild Canary, Alistair McLeod with dessert from dinner. Picture: Steve Pohlner

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TOO many cooks? Not when fundraising for the bushfire appeal is on the menu.

Celebrity chef Alastair McLeod will lead a team of culinary talents at a charity dinner in Brisbane on January 31, with all proceeds going to the Rural Fire Service and Wildlife Information and Rescue Service.

 

SEE THE FULL MENU AND LIST OF AUCTION ITEMS BELOW

Creating a five-course meal featuring kingfish, eye fillet, goat cheese and chocolate, McLeod said all ingredients had been donated as well as the beverages and venue, Lightspace in Fortitude Valley.

McLeod's AlFreshCo Catering team will be bolstered by big-name chefs including Matt Golinski, Matt Sinclair (Sum Yung Guys, ex-Masterchef), Will Cowper (Otto), Massimo Speroni (Bacchus), Dave Tsirekas (The Greek Club) and Ben Bertei (Same Same), who will donate for auction "money-can't-buy experiences" such as lavish dinner parties in private homes.

"I have been humbled by the generosity of the hospitality community," McLeod said.

"It's a reflection on how this tragedy has touched so many and also the innate good in people."

HOLD SATURDAY Chefs Tony Tierney with a whole barra, Will Cowper with crab from Otto, Ben Bertei with a banana flower from Same Same, Glen Barratt with a cake from Wild Canary, Alistair McLeod with dessert from dinner. Picture: Steve Pohlner
HOLD SATURDAY Chefs Tony Tierney with a whole barra, Will Cowper with crab from Otto, Ben Bertei with a banana flower from Same Same, Glen Barratt with a cake from Wild Canary, Alistair McLeod with dessert from dinner. Picture: Steve Pohlner

The $195-a-head event will be emceed by Sam Thaiday and Victoria Carthew, with Rush Entertainment also donating its services.

Book for Bushfire Benefit Dinner through Eventbrite here.

 

THE MENU

First course

Gilda (pickled chilli, olive, anchovy) and Tarama (whipped roe, Yarra Valley caviar, dill)

Second course

Verjuice-cured Kingfish, seaweed, soft curd, native lime, old bread

Third course

Eye fillet of beef, burghul, mushrooms, greens, Bauple nut puree

Fourth course

Saltbush goat milk chevre, flowers, burnt stingless bee honey, lavosh (served share style)

Fifth course

Soft chocolate, vanilla cheesecake, salted caramel, native violets

Beverages

Winston Quinn gin

Stone & Wood Green Coast Lager

Stone & Wood Pacific Ale

Howard Park Petit Jete

Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

La La Land Pinot Gris

Fraser Gallop Misceo Cabernet blend

Torbreck Shiraz

 

AUCTION ITEMS

Chef Chris Hagan - Dinner for 2 in Long Apron restaurant and overnight stay at Spicers Clovelly Estate

Chef Dan Jarrett - Cooking class for 12 at Spicers Tamarind Retreat.

Chef Dave Tsirekas (The Greek Club) - Dinner for 12, with wine, in your home.

Chef Glen Barratt (Wild Canary) - 4 tickets to Byron Bay/Northern Rivers producers' lunch at the restaurant, March 6

Chef Massimo Speroni (Bacchus) - Restaurant dinner for 4, comprising 28 dishes and matching wines, with pick up/drop off in a Land Rover Sport.

Chef Matt Sinclair (Sum Yung Guys) - Dinner and drinks for 10 in your home (between Brisbane and Noosa)

Chef Richard Ousby (ex-Stokehouse) - Dinner for 10 in your home

Chef Tony Tierney (ex-Ocean View Estate) - Dinner for 10 in your home

Chef Will Cowper (Otto) - A 'Journey through Sicily' 7-course degustation for 8, with matching wines, in the restaurant

Noosa Eat & Drink: 2 x VIP weekend passes (May 16-17); 2 x Dinner with Friends at View by Matt Golinski (May 16); 2 x Noosa Long Lunch: Sunday Roast (May 17)

Pip Spiro - original artwork

OTHER SPONSORS

AlFreshCo Catering

Basilea Living Herbs

Clovelly Estate wines

Croft PR

Fino Foods

Lightspace

Liquidity Marketing

Prime Cut Meats

River City Seafood

Rush Entertainment

Samford Valley Mushrooms

Stone and Wood

The Fruitologists

Volunteer wait staff

White + White Weddings & Events

Winston Quinn gin



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