On Tuesday night, we went to ‘Eat Street’ at the Sofitel On Collins – and I have to say, we had a ball!
This extraordinary annual event, which has raised more than $1,000,000 for children’s charities, is in its 13th year. It took over the Sofitel’s Grand Ballroom, Sofi’s Lounge, La Trobe Ballroom and the adjoining Promenade, with over 100 Sofitel staff (who graciously volunteered their time to work at the event) and up to 1,000 guests. We enjoyed an evening of exquisite food, wine, and entertainment.
With 30 top Melbourne chefs creating a menu of delectable entrée-sized signature dishes from their own mini marquees, over 25 wine and beverage companies providing refreshments, a range of raffle and door prizes, and the opportunity to bid on quality silent auction items and at the Nelson Alexander Charitable Foundation Live Auction including cruises, overseas travel and luxury items… the night was a roaring success!
Tickets were $155 per person which I have to say, was brilliant value, not to mention the fact that proceeds from the night this year went to Red Kite – an organisation set up to support children and young adults with cancer.
Some highlights for me from the night were: Stuart McVeigh’s beef cheek dish, and his smoked salmon canapés, Coda’s curry chicken, and Taxi Dining room’s laksa.
And as for cocktails, Eau De Vie had the dry ice smoking, handing out some of the most delicious cocktails I’ve had in ages …
Desserts were in full swing too – our favourite was by Pierrick Boyer from Le Petite Gateau.
All in all, a wonderful night. Dont miss out on this event nest year – it’s not only a fantastic opportunity to meet top chefs & experience all kinds of amazing food & produce, but to help out an overwhelmingly worthwhile cause.