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The Guns Dinner

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For one night only, an all-star team of Melbourne’s best chefs, winemakers and sommeliers will raise their guns for a degustation duel. Hosted by Michael Lambie and Scott Borg from The Smith, the event has been created to reunite a crew of hospo hit men who have worked together on and off at various venues throughout their careers.

“I approached young guys who we’ve worked with before, who are now off doing their own thing,” says Lambie. “We were originally going to call it the Young Guns Dinner…but then we realised we’re not so young anymore. So it’s just the Guns Dinner”.

The line-up includes Lambie, Zac Cribbes and Brad Simpson (The Smith), Tony Twitchett (Taxi Dining Room) and Perry Schagen (The Graham) — all donning their chefs hats for the evening and cooking up their hero dish. We’ve had a peek at the menu, and can confirm it involves a first course of ‘sesame scorched oysters with salt and vinegar pork crackle’ by Twitchett, and a main course of ‘lamb noisette with aubergine caviar and basil jus’ — an old menu favourite of Lambie’s, from his time at gracing the kitchen at Circa.

Dining adventures like this could leave you a little dehydrated, but luckily there will be some killer wine guys on hand including Lincoln Riley (The Stokehouse and Foster e Rocco), Matt Brook (Mr Brooks and Athletes of Wine), Adam Foster (Syrahmi and Foster e Rocco) And Gareth Fuller and Ollie Wang (The Smith). We can think of worse ways to spend a Monday.

The Guns dinner is happening Mon 21 Oct @6:30pm, The Smith, 213 High St Prahran.
Tickets $125, to book visit

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