O’Connell’s, one of Melbourne’s first gastropubs, will welcome back esteemed Michelin star and highly acclaimed Middle Eastern chef Greg Malouf for two exclusive events this September.
Greg was previously Head Chef at O’Connell’s in the 90s. His legacy continues to live on at the venue with influences still seen on the menu, as well as one of the function rooms (The Malouf Boardroom) being named in his honour. He is recognised as one of the first Australian chefs to experiment with Lebanese haute cuisine in Melbourne.
For three days in September, Greg will be taking over the reins at O’Connell’s to create a series of extraordinary 10-course banquets celebrating the 20-year relationship with O’Connell’s.
On Sunday, 26th September, Greg will be preparing a sumptuous brunch, with such dishes as his legendary salmon kibbeh nayee, hazelnut falafel, honey-cardamom duck breast and ‘Hand of Fatima’ ice cream.
Sunday Brunch with Greg Malouf at O’Connell’s
Sunday 26th September, 1pm
Old world, new cuisine – Malouf’s Middle Eastern Banquet
10-course share-style dishes with wine
Tickets $199 per person
Info & bookings: https://oconnells.com.au/whats-on/greg-malouf-brunch/
On Tuesday, 28th and Wednesday, 29th September, Greg will once again take over the O’Connell’s kitchen to bring guests an evening filled with delicious Middle Eastern food. These will be nights to remember, with oysters and ma’hanni sausages, Lebanese-style prime beef fillet tartare, eggplant delight whipped with gouda and hibiscus pavlova as well as other old favourites and new delights.
The banquets are wine-matched and include the original O’Connell’s za’atar bread sticks with tarragon labne, as well as Turkish coffee and petits fours to finish.
An Evening with Greg Malouf at O’Connell’s
Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th September, 6.30pm
The Art of Mezze Revisited
Decadent ten-course share-style menu with wine
Tickets $199 per person
This an opportunity for Melburnians to experience exclusive dining experiences by one of Australia’s most influential and admired chefs in the historic O’Connell’s hotel.
Greg is very excited to be returning to the O’Connell’s kitchen to be bringing these exclusive events to guests. “These unique events have been in the making since 2018. Finally I’m coming back to the birth of Modern Middle Eastern cuisine After 8 years in Dubai and around the Middle East, I’m back to fly the flags for Australia, Lebanon and of course O’Connell’s. Old world, new cuisine.”
For the latest information, please visit https://oconnells.com.au/whats-on/
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