Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Devil of a Degustation

Divine Devil Degustation tipped to be a sell-out.

A spectacular degustation dinner late in October is expected to be a full house.

Event organiser Fiona Hoskin (Fee and Me Restaurant) says, “I expect tickets will be snapped up quickly when they go on sale next week. The chance to have a meal prepared by chefs of this calibre, all in the kitchen on the same evening, combined with the chance to raise money for such an important cause, won’t come along very often.”

Dinner guests will be delighted with a delectable six course menu of premium dishes showcasing prime Tasmanian produce individually prepared by a selection of Tasmania’s culinary icons.

Six select chefs will be producing divine Tasmanian delicacies, enhanced by accompanying wine sourced from Tasmanian vineyards. Chefs include: Fiona Hoskin of Fee and Me, Paul Foreman of Peppermint Bay, Andre Kropp of the Henry Jones Art Hotel, Rod Clark of the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Matt Adams of Pierre’s Restaurant, Paul Herbig of Tant Pour Tant, Sean Keating of Country Club Casino with special guest chef Ed Halmagyi (of Channel 7 Better Homes and Gardens) helping to make the night successful.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn and gain inside industry knowledge as Ed will discuss the individual courses with the participating chefs through the evening. Guests will be able to bid for exciting auction items on the night.

"This is a great opportunity to rally behind an urgent local cause. The food will be brilliant, the wines exquisite, and, most importantly, all funds raised go straight into the Devil Island’s innovative programme to build FREEs (Free Range Extensive Enclosures) for wild devils," says Fiona Hoskin.

“Tasmanian philanthropist, Jan Cameron, is kindly matching every dollar we raise with an equal amount so we could raise enough in one evening to build an entire sanctuary. All ticket buyers will be recognised as donors on a plaque at the new sanctuary when it has been built.”

Devil Island Project has been highly successful in establishing the first ‘Island’ sanctuary on the East Coast of Tasmania north of Bicheno, which is currently breeding Tasmanian devils free of the facial tumour disease that is sadly threatening the species.

The Devil of a Dinner – Divine Degustation will be held at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Friday 30 October. To book tickets contact Truly Tassie in the Hotel Grand Chancellor Arcade or phone (03) 6331 2662.

To find out more about the Devil Island Project, visit http://www.devilislandproject.com/.
Media Contact: Fiona Hoskin 0419 313 195.

Posted on by Rita


Anonymous said...

sounds rather good all the way until fast ed. oh dear turns the whole idea into a total mockery

sir grumpy said...

Is this a press release, Rita?
``Dinner guests will be delighted...'' Welll, I hope so but that remains to be seen.
``Divine Tasmanian delicacies''...well, maybe!
But I do hope it all goes well.

Rita said...

Yes Sir G. It is indeed a Press Release, from Fee, which she emailed me, and which I was more than happy to publicise.