OzHarvest: Cooking with a conscience

Massimo Bottura

Internationally acclaimed chef Massimo Bottura, of Italy’s Osteria Francescana, will host a once-in-a-lifetime dinner with OzHarvest at their Alexandria HQ on Sunday, 2 April 2017. Bottura is visiting Australia as part of the World’s 50 Best Restaurant Awards.

The exclusive and exceptional degustation dinner for 130 guests will be prepared and cooked by a hand-selected crew of magnificent chefs with a conscience, including Rob Cockerill (Bennelong), Monty Koludrovic (Icebergs and The Dolphin), Josh Niland (Saint Peter), Matt Stone (Oakridge), James Viles (biota), O Tama Carey (chef/writer), Aaron Ward (sixpenny), Clayton Wells (Automata) and Duncan Welgemoed (Africola).

The exquisite menu will be designed around food that would otherwise have gone to waste and will be matched with wines from some of Australia’s finest wineries. The OzHarvest warehouse will be transformed into a fine dining space by the country’s hottest restaurant designer George Livissianis. Service will be led by Rockpool Dining Group’s Food and Beverage Director, Jeremy Courmidas and the sommelier for the evening will be award winning James Hird from The Iceberg’s. In keeping with the style of the evening, some of Australia’s leading artists such as John Olsen, Stephen Ormandy and Chris Antico are donating works of art to be auctioned and add dramatic visual effect to the night.

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