From July, Crown Melbourne will welcome three of Australia’s most renowned culinary artisans across a monthly chef series at its stylish Evergreen dining space, continuing its commitment to supporting Australia’s food industry by championing its produce, suppliers and talent.
Peruvian chef Alejandro Saravia from Melbourne’s recently-launched Farmer’s Daughters, Penfolds Magill Estate’s Head Chef Scott Huggins and celebrity chef Peter Kuruvita from Noosa Beach House will each host a series of ticketed gastronomic experiences that invite guests to indulge in three very different offerings.
During a time where interstate and international travel has been severely limited, Crown Melbourne’s Executive General Manager of Food and Beverage, Enda Cunningham, says he’s looking forward to offering guests a world-class culinary experience in their own backyard.
“There’s no denying we’re all still yearning for the food experiences that come with the adventure of travel and Crown Melbourne’s Evergreen Chef Series is set to satisfy that hunger,” he says.
“We’ve engaged some of the best chefs across Australia’s culinary landscape to curate bespoke menus presented in the beauty of Evergreen’s contemporary surroundings. Continuing Crown’s commitment to supporting Australia’s food and hospitality industry across all three of its national properties, our series will proudly shine a light on local produce and some of Australia’s finest chef talent through varying menu interpretations.”
Alejandro will kick off the series with consecutive dinners from Thursday, 22 July through to Saturday, 24 July, with a six-course Peruvian-inspired menu that showcases his penchant for Victorian ingredients, matched with wines only from the finest local producers.
Friday 13 August and Saturday 14 August will see South Australia shine when Scott Huggins from Penfolds Magill Estate plates up five-courses that showcase produce from Mayura Beef, alongside newly released wines from the Penfolds Australia Collection 2021. With an international career spanning more than 15 years, Scott has refined his culinary expertise working for several Michelin-starred restaurants across the globe.
And to complete the series in September, chef–restaurateur, TV presenter and author Peter Kuruvita will join Crown Melbourne across two evenings – Friday, 17 and Saturday 18. He’ll present a multicourse menu that travels through the flavours of his Sri Lankan childhood, while exploring signature dishes from his Noosa Beach House restaurant. Peter will also host an afternoon high tea with a menu utilising the finest Dilmah Ceylon tea across Saturday 18 September and Sunday 19 September.
Tickets across the Chef Series are now on sale HERE, including an array of food and beverage package options.