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Refettorio OzHarvest Sydney Is Hosting a Weekly Dinner Series with Some of the Country's Top Chefs

Treat yourself to a meal from Colin Fassnidge, Matt Moran or Orazio D'Elia and raise funds to feed those dealing with food insecurity.
By Ben Hansen
February 15, 2023
By Ben Hansen
February 15, 2023

Refettorio OzHarvest Sydney opened in 2022 with the goal of feeding those in need. The Crown Street eatery supplies free lunches to those dealing with food insecurity four days a week. The daily plant-based menu is packed with nutrition and applies a zero-waste policy. In order to raise money for OzHarvest and to invite the public into the space, the Surry Hills spot hosts regular neighbourhood dinners, too — and to mark its first birthday, it has pulled together an all-star lineup for its March series.

Every Wednesday night in March, Refettorio OzHarvest will welcome a different beloved chef for the Guest Chef at the Ref series. Each guest will grace the kitchen, whipping up a three-course meal for the diners using rescued ingredients from other kitchens.

Kicking things off with Da Orazio's Orazio D'Elia on Wednesday, March 1, the month-long series will feature appearances from Spice Temple's Andy Evans, Claire Van Vuuren of Bloodwood, plus Colin Fassnidge and Matt Moran. You can expect dishes in each chef's signature style that also abides by the eatery's no-waste policy.

Van Vurren's dinner on Wednesday, March 15 will be an extra-special one, with P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants accompanying the food with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

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Each ticket to the dinners will set you back $120, and while the price tag is hefty, it's one that you can feel good about. Each ticket sold will directly translate to serving six people a nourishing meal during the venue's lunch services.

The eatery serves approximately 70 freshly made meals each day that it's open, supporting the community and ensuring that everyone has access to a filling meal.

Spots at the dinners are sure to fill up quickly, so if you want to treat yourself to a special meal for a good cause, head to the OzHarvest website to secure your seat.

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Wednesday, March 1 — Orazio D'Elia, Da Orazio
Wednesday, March 8 — Andy Evans, Spice Temple
Wednesday, March 15 — Claire Van Vuuren, Bloodwood with P&V Wine + Liquor Merchants
Wednesday, March 22 — Colin Fassnidge, Banksia Bistro at Banksia Hotel and ex-4Fourteen
Wednesday, March 29 — Matt Moran, Chiswick, House Canteen and Barangaroo House

Refettorio OzHarvest Sydney's Guest Chef at The Ref series will run on every Wednesday in March. Tickets are $120 per person.

Top image: Jasper Avenue.

Published on February 15, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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