Heston Blumenthal. You know him, you love him. But are you willing to lay down $275 to get a seat at his restaurant? The folks at Melbourne Food and Wine Festival are betting you are, so they're hosting a two-night feast at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal on March 19 and 21 — and it's for art-lovers and foodies alike.
The event will see the group's executive chef Ashley Palmer-Watts join forces with legendary Australian artist and designer David Bromley, who not-so-coincidentally commissioned sculptures for the restaurant back when it opened in 2015. Guests will indulge in a four-course tasting menu with paired wines, all while watching Bromley paint a piece of work.
After dinner each night, the art piece will be raffled off, with proceeds going to the Children's Cancer Foundation.
If you've got the bank roll to support this indulgence, or you're just really in the mood for a mega-splurge, there's no doubt it will be an evening for the books.
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