Claire Van Vuuren's Chef of the Month Menu at Two Good Co Cafe

The Bloodwood chef's guest menu at Two Good Co's Darlinghurst cafe includes an oozy toastie, a hearty soup and a sweet treat.
Ben Hansen and Nishika Sharma
Published on June 12, 2024


Beloved social enterprise Two Good Co has been serving up tasty breakfast and lunch options from its cafe and shop in Darlinghurst's Yirranma Place since 2022. It also sells products from ethically minded local businesses including Hunter Candles and Gelato Messina, all while raising funds to support vulnerable women by providing pathways out of crisis living.

One of Two Good Co's most-popular initiatives is its Chef of the Month series, which invites a well-known chef or culinary team to create special limited-edition menu items. Kylie Kwong, Maggie Beer, Peter Gilmore, Mitch Orr and Matt Moran have all been on curating duties in the past — and in June 2024, Claire Van Vuuren, the acclaimed chef and owner of Bloodwood, is on the pots.

Beyond the kitchen, Van Vuuren is also a founding Board Member of Women in Hospitality, an advocacy not-for-profit that was formed in 2016 to champion the career development of women in the largely male-dominated hospitality industry.

Available until Sunday, June 30, Van Vuuren's menu features two crowd-pleasing savoury dishes and a sweet treat. The vego-friendly selection kicks off with a stacked toastie starring a hearty mushroom bolognese paired with cheese and sandwiched between two slices of crisp toast.

A Lebanese-leaning lentil and rice soup is also available, finished with a drizzle of yoghurt, a slice of fresh lemon and a generous coriander garnish, and served with a warm pita bread on the side.

Rounding out the offering is a balanced dessert. Indulge in a quince and almond crumble muffin — a nutty and textured bake that pairs perfectly with a morning coffee or an afternoon cuppa.


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