Two courses for $35 without going any further than Fitzroy North sounds almost to good to be true, and — to be honest — it almost is. Lucky for us, the only catch here is that you'll be helping out some young hospitality trainees whilst enjoying some delectable food at the same time. Doesn't seem like much of a compromise.
Scarf Dinners are back, and for spring they are taking over Fitzroy North's Jorg every Monday until October 16. While the venue would usually be closed on Mondays, Scarf trainees (marginalised youth who otherwise may not be able to get the hospitality experience they need) are given the opportunity to open the restaurant to the public for an otherwise normal night of dining. Jorg Head Chef Bryce Bernhardt will be designing and cooking a modern European seasonal menu, which will be served by Scarf front-of-house trainees and their mentors.
Dinners have previously been held at Top Paddock, Epocha and Three Bags Full — many of which have sold out, and all have been successful.
The first Scarf Dinner was held this Monday, and the following dates are still to come over the next month:
- Monday, September 23
- Monday, September 30
- Monday, October 7
- Monday, October 16