Thursday, 20 January 2011

floodlight the way

To say that Queenslanders have had it tough lately is an understatement.
In aid of the Queensland Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, the Sydney restaurant community has come together to host a one-off charity dinner on Monday 31 January.

FLOODLIGHT will feature a star-studded line-up of chefs, with all proceeds going to the Queensland flood victims.

FLOODLIGHT is the initiative of Four In Hand’s chef/owner, Colin Fassnidge. The idea snowballed in the ‘Twittersphere’, picking up chefs, sommeliers, waiters and other members of the hospitality industry along the way. What started as a simple idea to help Queenslanders has culminated in Neil Perry offering Rockpool as the venue to host this gala dinner by chefs Fassnidge, Phil Wood(Rockpool), Alex Herbert (Bird, Cow, Fish), Warren Turnbull (Assiette, District Dining), Matt Kemp (Restaurant Balzac), Jared Ingersoll (Danks Street Depot, Cotton Duck), Morgan McGlone (Flinders Inn), Darren Robertson (The Table Sessions) and Monty Koludrovic (Becasse).

The evening will be MC’d by ABC 702’s Simon Marnie and Iron Chef Australia’s Simon Thomsen. The price includes champagne, canapés and a six-course degustation with matched wines.
A raft of silent auction prizes has been donated, including dinners for a year (from restaurants including Quay, Sepia and Bodega), along with a selection of ‘money-can’t-buy’ experiences to be released on the night.
Strictly limited tickets are now on sale through Rockpool Sydney.

When: Monday, January 31, 6.30pm
Where: Rockpool, 107 George Street, The Rocks 2000
Cost: $350 per guest
Dress code: Cocktail
Bookings: Email or call +61 2 9252 1888