Monday, 7 December 2015

Gastronomique 2015 - Victorian chefs unite for Vulnerable Children

Over 25 of Victoria’s finest chefs united under one roof for Gastronomique, Anglicare Victoria’s gala food and wine charity night which supports vulnerable children to create a unique evening of food and wine.
House smoked salmon, beetroot textures, Red Hill goats cheese and avocado by Stuart Bell from Ten Minutes by Tractor

The chefs donated their time, produce and expertise to cook for over 500 people at the Peninsula, Central Pier, Docklands on November 12. 
Chefs that took part included Adam D’Sylva from Coda and Tonka, Dusty Treweek from Bottega, Daniel Kranjcic from Cecconi’s Flinders Lane, Ashly Hicks from Circa, Scott Pickett from Estelle, Matt Dempsey from Gladioli, Perry Schagen from The Graham, Daniel Wilson from Huxtable, Zac Cribbes from Lucy Liu, Sonia Anthony from Masons of Bendigo, Stuart Munro from Merricote, Peter Roddy from Noir, Anthony Hammel from Pei Modern, Oliver Gould from Stokehouse City, Stuart Bell from Ten Minutes by Tractor, Andy Harmer from The Point, Ben Piggot from Supernormal, Brad Simpson from The Smith, Tony Twitchett from Taxi Kitchen and Nicky Riemer from Union Dining.
Roasted duck breast by Stuart Bell from Ten Minutes by Tractor

We were fortunate enough to be seated at a table catered by Ten Minutes by Tractor where we were fed incredibly well by Stuart Bell from . We loved the delicious elegant entrée and the more rustic and hearty mains. It was absolutely splendid.
Rum creme, butterscotch crumb, lime marshmallow, coconut snow 
The charity auctions added some fun and excitement to the night. 
It was great to hear more about Anglicare and its life changing work. Victoria’s largest foster care provider, Anglicare Victoria currently houses over 400 children per night. The placements and support services give stability and a sense of hope to children unable to live with their natural families. Last year Anglicare Victoria helped 5,500 families, enabling them to achieve many of their personal goals, including parents learning new skills and developing positive relationships with their children. With over 100 programs delivered to the community through 32 locations, Anglicare Victoria aims to resource and empower children, young people and families to achieve their full potential.
Gastonomique is a special event where Victorian chefs unite for Victorian children. It was a memorable night for people who love food, wine and want to support the State’s most vulnerable children. Gastonomique is Anglicare Victoria’s major annual fundraising event and one of Australia’s biggest charity nights. Previously known as Dinner with the Angels, the gala evening included signature dishes, fine wine and entertainment.

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