Dishes have been trialled by their creators, Dan Hunter’s pancetta is curing in our kitchen, and our team are ready to welcome Melbourne’s best for the Starlight Five Chefs Dinner on Friday 24 May. This is the second year MCEC have hosted and sponsored the Starlight Children’s Foundation major fundraiser and 2013 is a special year, with the charity celebrating 25 years of supporting Australia’s seriously ill children.
The five featured chefs this year include Mark Best (Pei Modern and Marque), Pierrick Boyer (Le Petit Gateau), Guy Grossi (Grossi Florentino), Dan Hunter (Royal Mail Hotel), Karen Martini (mr. wolf), plus our own executive chef Tony Panetta providing the night’s canapés.
Panetta’s selection of hot and cold canapés:
Tamarind silken tofu, prawn, peanut salad, betel leaves
Watermelon, calamari, lime and chorizo
Smoked potato, olive and fennel
Free range pork, scallop and soya
Beef, pedro, coriander and chilli
The dinner’s menu tasting was held recently in MCEC’s kitchen for special guests to trial the canapés, five courses and matched wines, while each chef gave an insight into their dish creation. Our kitchen team assisted with the prepping and plating of dishes and are looking forward to working on the dinner on 24 May.
Karen Martini, of St Kilda’s mr.wolf, enjoyed working with Tony and the team.
Tony was an extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic chef with a great sense of humour. His passion for using only the best Australian produce was inspiring. A fantastic experience was had by all in MCEC’s kitchen (Karen Martini).
Tickets are moving quickly and you don’t want to miss out on this incredible event. Email email@example.com or call 03 9468 2024 to purchase your ticket. Visit www.fivechefs.org.au for more information on the dinner.
*Photo credit: Indie Lane Photography