Melbourne chefs band together to help local farmers
It's not often that your Sunday lunch can genuinely change someone's life, but that's what Annam chef Jerry Mai and a group of Melbourne's hospo legends are trying to achieve this August.
Tim and DeriAnne Wyatt run Angelica, a small, organic, sustainable farm in Glenlyon. Due to a poor season and business set backs they're in danger of losing the business, which also happens to supply a lot of Melbourne's best kitchens. That's why Mai will be joined by Adam Racina (Pinotta), Nicky Reimer (Bellota), Ben McMenamin (Social Food Project) and Sascha Rust (Copper Pot) to host a fundraising lunch on Sunday August 19, with all proceeds going to the farm. The staff are all donating their time, and produce is being donated by Angelica Farm, with a little help from their neighbours at Warialda Belted Galloway beef, Bundarra Berkshire pork, Jonas Farms, and Hiramasa kingfish.
We all know that agriculture is a tough business, so here is a super delicious way to give back. All you need to do is book a seat for $65 per person, and your five-course lunch could change the future for Angelica Organic Farm.
Bookings are via Annam. Call 03 9654 6627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to pre-pay your seat at the family-style lunch.