It really was a packed house for our Winter Luncheon which had a troubled lead up with injury and illness taking two of our guests speakers out of action but guests were not disappointed...
Melbourne Insights speaker, Rob Gaylard impressed diners with his wealth of experience in the racing industry and presented some astounding facts and figures on the Melbourne Cup carnival - including research showing that over 30,000 handbags and 15,000 suits are purchased for the month long Spring Carnival in Victoria! More facts and figures on the 2014 Spring Carnival can be read HERE.
Iain Findlay then gave guests an idea of life in the police force in 1970s & 1980s Melbounre from his expereince with some of Victoria's worst criminals across the two decades. Equally shocking and fascinating, Iain's presentation exposed a different side of our city. Guests were also able to share a laugh with stories from Iain's time with the AFL Tribunal.
The menu also gave diners the opportunity to sample a dish created over 2,500 years ago with Mithacean Seafood & Tripe with Wild Mushrooms, a famous recipe which was shared thoughout Syracusean society in 500BC.
The beneficiary charity for the Winter luncheon is Beyond Blue.
Tripe & black pudding tart, caramelised onion, orange, frisee & pinenut salad
Mithacean seafood & tripe with wild mushrooms
Ox tripe in white onion sauce, creamy mash, green peas, saute bacon & parsley
Yarra Valley trio of cheese selection, fig jam, walnut bread & crackers
Freshly brewed coffee, tea & herbal infusions
Wolf Blass Bilyara Sparkling Brut
Seppelt Stony Peak Chardonnay
Seppelt Stony Peak Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
Seppelt Stony Peak Shiraz Cabernet
Carlton Draught & Cascade Premium Light