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Great Chef's Series at Angliss Restaurant

The World Loves Melbourne was a guest at the launch of Willian Angas Institute's Great Chefs 2017 program at Angliss Restaurant, their training restaurant.

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William Angliss Institute’s Great Chefs program gives hospitality and cookery students the opportunity to work with the crème de-la-crème of Melbourne’s vibrant culinary scene and offers industry professionals and the general public a superb dining experience and great value for money. We recommend our readers book for upcoming events; it's such great value for quality dining experiences!

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Adrian Richardson is a Melbourne icon who worked under Michael Bacash at Toofey's (Melbourne culinary royalty) and a host of prestigious establishments here and overseas. Adrian is a "chef's chef" who likes to make things from scratch and insists on a "fresh or nothing" approach. His restaurant La Luna has been making waves for some time and specialises in modern Mediterranean food. Adrian has also made many TV appearances and is one of Melbourne's more charismatic chefs.

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 We enjoyed a sumptuous meal with a packed dining room of foodies and fine company at our table.

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Lamb, spinach and feta pie, filo pastry, saffron spiked labne served with Stockman's 2004 Artisan & Collegian Shiraz. This was a dish close to Adrian's heart; being based on a childhood memory. The pie like a main course! Interesting for chefs to be dealing with such fine pastry and the ability to construct a delicate pie. With middle eastern flavours this was a taste and texture sensation. We also loved the Stockman's Shiraz so much we bought a case.

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Main course was the Chicken galantine, roasted shallots, fennel, spinach and peas chicken glaze served with Stockman Chardonnay 2016. A generous rustic dish that impressed with presentation as well as taste.

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Dessert also hit the heights with Mascarpone stuffed pavlova, vanilla and berries, served with Miss Moscato 2016. What a great take on the pavlova! Creamy goodness (Adrian joked about the lack of calories, or not).

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Running for over 20 years, the Great Chefs program provides our cookery and hospitality students with the opportunity to work alongside some of Australia's most recognised chefs. It also provides the food lovers of Melbourne the chance to experience exclusive menus from well-known chefs at prices between $50 for lunch to $80 for dinner (including matched wines) while supporting the next generation of chefs and hospitality leaders. 

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Upcoming chefs for the Great Chefs program lunches include Archan Chan from Rick & Pinky, Dave Verheul from The Town Mouse and Embla, Annie Smithers from Du Fermier, John McLeay from Red Spice Road, Kelvin Shaw from Altair, and Ennis Le from Hanoi Mee Kitchen and Bar. What a line up! There are also top chefs coming for the dinners - see the website and book today!