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Aunty Kim's Lunch with Friends

Rice Paper Scissors' next dining series will see some well-known foodie mates serving up their own homage to the flavours of Southeast Asia.
By Libby Curran
April 21, 2023
By Libby Curran
April 21, 2023

Taking diners on a flavour trip through Southeast Asia is something Noah Crowcroft does on the daily, as Executive Chef of Fitzroy's much-loved Rice Paper Scissors. And while his upcoming feasting series embarks on a similar journey, this time he'll be joined in the driver's seat by some well-known foodie friends.

The restaurant's Collingwood event space Aunty Kim's is the setting for this new Sunday lunch series, with each event set to hero a different cuisine guided by Crowcroft's special guest of the day.

The Lunch with Friends program kicks off on May 21 with Jerry Mai (Pho Nom, Annam) delivering a warm homage to her Vietnamese heritage, complete with tables covered in newspapers and laden with fresh herbs. Expect dishes like betal leaf wraps stuffed with grilled nem nuong, and grilled barramundi paired with mam nem (fermented fish sauce) and pineapple.

Malaysian-born MasterChef alum Diana Chan takes the reins on July 23 to serve up a taste of home, while Mark Tagnipez (former Head Chef at Supernormal) will be drawing inspiration from his own globe-trotting kitchen adventures to plate up a tropical-leaning lunch on August 27. Daman Shrivastav of India @ Q by DDs Kitchen in Kew helps wrap things up on October 15 with a feast of layered Indian flavours.

Each of the lunches comes in at $119 per person.

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