Published: 12 February 2011
Next Saturday at TAFE’s Tropics Restaurant, a Gala Dinner will be held to raise funds for the Premier’s Flood Relief Fund. The organising committee invited me to their planning meeting but hey! only chefs have meetings at 6:00am on a Monday morning. Suffice to say I didn’t make it. But I have kept in touch and found that this event is really turning out to be something special!
So many people and businesses have donated their expertise, produce, prizes (great prizes) or their time to make this event spectacular.
Craig Squire has now joined in with other high profile local chefs Phil Mitchell, Nick Holloway, Grant Jones, and James Saunders to create the four course menu and produce sponsored by Independent Seafood, Morganbury Meat, Simon George & Sons, Mungalli Creek Dairy and Rainforest Bounty. The inclusive price of $110.00 includes five excellent wines sponsored by Red and White Wines to compliment the menu, entertainment and the auction.
The fun starts with the auction, and this has proven very popular in the past when teams of local chefs from Rydges Esplanade, Thala Lodge, Sea Temple PD, Olivers, Chriso and other noted chefs of the region are auctioned off to create a dinner event in your home or at a venue. So if you have a special anniversary, birthday or corporate event coming up, these chefs will ‘just do it’.
Other fabulous prizes have poured in from restaurants, hotels, tourist operators and include 3 nights’ accommodation in a swim out penthouse at Sea Temple Port Douglas with spas and golf thrown into the package valued at $3500.
At $110.00 per person this is great value. Bookings for the gala dinner on Saturday 19th February can be made through A-List Events on 4031 6200. All proceeds will go to the Premiers Flood Appeal.