Australia’s top kitchen talent comes together this month to do their bit for children displaced by the conflict in Syria. Following the inspiring success of #CookForSyria in the UK, the Australian version is a new nationwide fundraising initiative – in aid of UNICEF Australia’s Syria Crisis Appeal for Children – a month-long campaign kicking off on Monday 27 February with a spectacular charity dinner held at Three Blue Ducks in Sydney’s Rosebery.
Some of the country’s best and most exciting chefs including Kylie Kwong (Billy Kwong), Peter Gilmore (Bennelong and Quay), David Thompson (Long Chim), Ross Lusted (The Bridge Room), Paul Carmichael (Momofuku Seiōbo) Darren Robertson, Mark LaBrooy and Andy Allen (Three Blue Ducks), Mat Lindsay (Ester), Clayton Wells (Automata), Luke Powell (LP’s Quality Meats) and Mitch Orr (Acme & Bar Brose) will come together to create an unforgettable dinner, serving their signature dishes with a Syrian-inspired twist.
Syrian sister chefs, Sharon and Carol Salloum from Sydney’s Almond Bar will showcase a selection of their traditional Syrian vegetarian dishes for the dinner.
The menu will comprise of a fun, family-style feast that takes in everything from Mat Lindsay’s epic loaves fragrant with za’atar spice, to Mitch Orr’s Syrian-remix of his Jatz canapés. Kylie Kwong’s steamed wallaby buns will be served up alongside David Thompson’s pomegranate, prawn and chicken salad – it’s 10 of the country’s best chefs cooking like you’ve never seen them before.
“It’s an incredible honour to be invited to participate in this campaign,” says David Thompson. “Having been a visitor to Syria, I strongly believe in the cause and am very much looking forward to an amazing evening, working with my fellow chefs to create an unforgettable feast, and raising money to help provide life-saving support to children in Syria and surrounding countries who are displaced by the conflict.
Join this incredible line-up of chefs for dinner at Three Blue Ducks on Monday 27 February at 6.30pm. Tickets are $320 per person (plus booking fee), which includes canapés, cocktails on arrival, a shared Syrian-inspired feast and wine.
Book your seats via Three Blue Ducks (1/85 Dunning Ave, Rosebery) direct on (02) 9389 0010 or http://www.threeblueducks.com/rosebery/bookings