Yotam Ottolenghi is coming to Brisbane. The Israeli-born, London based chef, TV host and restaurateur, whose cookbooks with writing partner and fellow Jerusalem native Sami Tamimi gave millions a taste of the modern Middle East will front an intimate lunch at Gerard’s Bistro, winner of the 2015 Brisbane Times Good Food Guide Restaurant of the Year.
In Australia for Fairfax’ Good Food Month, presented by Citi in Sydney and Melbourne, Ottolenghi will make a flying visit to Brisbane on October 30 to talk about his latest book Plenty More (Random House/Ebury Press) while diners sit down to a Middle Eastern lunch prepared by the talented Gerard’s team.
Gerard’s head chef Ben Williamson said he was ‘honoured and privileged’ to welcome Ottolenghi to Gerard’s.
“I’ve been a long time fan of Yotam Ottolenghi and the work he is doing, not only for the cuisine of the Levant, but for food culture as a whole. His work has always inspired us at Gerard’s Bistro and continues to do so. Everything he does comes from the heart, which is so important when it comes to Middle Eastern cuisine”, Williamson said.
Just 150 tickets, which go on sale from today will be sold for the lunch to be held on October 30. The price ($175) includes a welcome drink and appetizer, a Q&A with Ottolenghi, a shared main course with Yalumba wine, dessert and coffee or tea as well as a signed copy of Ottolenghi’s Plenty More (RRP$49.95).
To purchase tickets to the event, please click here.
October 2, 2014