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Sunday, July 01, 2007

Taste for Change 2007

Eating for charity. Who doesn't like the sounds of that?

Oxfam is holding its annual Taste for Change dinner in support of Oxfam International Youth Partnerships (OIYP) this month. Funds raised will enable youth leaders aged 18-25 to better work with their communities "to create positive, equitable and sustainable change".

A six-course dinner will be prepared by Sydney chefs, each of whom have donated time, ingredients and expertise in the name of charity. There'll be entertainment, matching wines, cocktails and last year we each received goodie bags filled with samples to take home as well.

Taste for Change 2006 was attended by 450 people and raised $70,000. And all the chefs came out on stage afterwards for much hearty applause too.

This year's menu includes:

Pre-dinner drinks
Chivas Crush (with lime, mint and ginger)
Wild Turkey Thanksgiving (with honey liquer and cranberry juice)
Jameson Emerald Press (with sauvignon blanc, mint, lemonade and lime)
Michelob Ultra Beer

Amuse Bouche
Cauliflower polonaise
matched with Trilogy Brut Cuvee
Chef: Dave Pegrum, Forbes & Burton

First entrée
Hiramasa carpaccio with warm black bean dressing
matched with Steingarten Riesling
Chefs: John Lanzafame and Peter Evans, Hugo's

Second entrée
Twice cooked quail with celeriac remoulade,
pickled mushrooms and truffle salad

matched with Montana Terraces Pinot Noir
Chef: Michael Kean, Shangri-La Hotel

Main course
Beef cheek papillote with scallop, spinach,
speck and foie-gras sauce

matched with Richmond Limited Release Cabernet Sauvignon
Chef: Peter Van Es, Amora Hotel Jamison

Panna cotta with mandarins and grappa
matched with Lindauer Fraise Sparkling
Chef: Darren Simpson, La Sala

Petit Fours
Brioche Beignets with a Trio of Sauces
Kahlua Liqueur and Eepublic Fairtrade and organic coffee
Chefs: Chris Edwards with Dietmar Sawyere, Restaurant Forty One

Left to right: Peter Evans - Hugo’s; Michael Kean - Shangri-La Hotel;
Chris Edwards - Restaurant Forty One; Dave Pegrum - Forbes & Burton;
Peter van Es - Amora Hotel Jamison

Taste for Change 2007 will be held on Thursday 26 July 2007 at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney.

Tickets are $200 each. Corporate packages are also available.
Buy tickets and get more info

Related GrabYourFork posts:
Taste for Change 2006
4 comments - Add some comment love

posted by Helen (Grab Your Fork) on 7/01/2007 03:36:00 pm


  • At 7/03/2007 2:37 am, Blogger ioyces said…

    Sounds so interesting and delicious! I wanna go!! Wished there were similar events in Adelaide!!

  • At 7/03/2007 9:08 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi ioyces - The menu does look great!

  • At 7/06/2007 5:28 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    We read this and had a look at the site; and as it's for Oxfam, we took the plunge and bought tickets! You don't mention if you're going?

  • At 7/07/2007 10:06 pm, Blogger Helen (Grab Your Fork) said…

    Hi Jax - Excellent. The food sounds fantastic. Unfortunately I'm out of town that week so I'm unable to attend, however I am sure you will both have a wonderful (and delicious) evening.


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