Wednesday, 6 July 2011

[TOYS] collective brings in the big guns

[Press release]

[TOYS] collective is back, presenting not only some of the best next wave culinary talent in Sydney, but also the icons who inspire them to do what they do.

This next dinner promises to be an extra-special event, featuring chef partnerships between TOYS and their mentors, showcasing dishes and drinks that celebrate the magic transferred from one industry great to the next.

Featuring partnerships Hamish Ingham/Damien Pignolet, Thomas Lim/Jeremy Strode, Mitch Orr/Giovanni Pilu, Morgan McGlone/Mark Holmes, Adriano Zumbo/Dean Gibson, Nick Wong and Joel Humphries/Ben Milgate and Elvis Abrahanowicz, and Darren Robertson/Dave Pegrum, the formidable group will present their wares on the evening of Sunday July 17 at PorteƱo in Surry Hills.

The event will, as always, showcase the best of the next generation of cocktail bartenders, sommeliers and front of house personalities, including Kylie Javier (Duke Bistro), Louise Tomayo (Becasse), Richard Hargreave (Bilson's), Gabrielle Webster (Bloodwood), Luke Ashton (Duke Bistro) and more.

Thematically, [TOYS] aims to set down a challenging gauntlet for both chef and diner, and this next dinner will be no different: Old Dogs, New Tricks.

Tickets are $220 plus booking fee and are on sale via the TOYS website: