Disclaimer: I received a basket of scones and jam from the Intercontinental, along with the information about this event.
Of course, masterclasses are not the be all and end all of Tasting Australia – there are plenty of dinners, lunches and breakfasts to be had along the way. One such dinner is the Best of British dinner which takes place on Monday 30 April at the Intercontinental. This dinner is not only an excuse to eat a lot of good food but part proceeds will support the Australian athletes heading to London for the Olympic games in August.
The star of the chefs is Mark Hix (formerly chef director of Caprice Holdings which includes London icons such as The Ivy and J Sheekeys, and now running his own venture, which includes the Hix Oyster and Chop House). Hix is also very much a champion of British food – his British Regional Food being one of the modern bibles on the subject (and, I note, a book missing from my own collection …).
Hix will be joined by British expats now based in Australia: Simon Bryant, Jeremy Strode and Matthew Kemp. The menu features Brit dishes such as steak and kidney pudding, smoked eel, lamb and a selection of UK cheeses put together by Will Studd. You can see the full menu on the Intercontinental’s website.
Tickets, limited to 300, are $195 per person and are available through ticketek.