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    Long Room Dinner with Teage Ezard

    The very popular celebrity chef Long Room dinner returns in 2014 with members and guests given the opportunity to experience the culinary delights of Teage Ezard.

    Teage Ezard is recognised as one of the country’s leading chef/restaurateurs, whose trademark “Australian freestyle” food is championed in his Melbourne establishments ezard (two hats), Gingerboy, Gingerboy Upstairs and BLACK by ezard (Sydney). Ezard started his culinary career at Guernica, and has owned and operated his eponymous Asian-inspired restaurant since 1999. In ezard’s first year it was awarded two hats which it maintains today and named Best New Restaurant in The Age Good Food Guide. Ezard was later awarded The Age Good Food Guide 2003 Chef of the Year.

    He has appeared as guest chef and demonstrator at domestic and international food events and is the proud author of three award-winning books.

    Registrations will be taken from 9.00am on Tuesday May 20 at until 5.00pm on Monday May 26. Should registrations exceed capacity, a ballot will be conducted. Members will be notified of their success or otherwise by Friday May 30.

    Please note there is a limit of one guest per member.

    Date: Thursday, July 03, 2014
    Time: 6:45 pm for 7:30 pm
    Location: Long Room
    Dress: Jacket and tie for men, equivalent standard for women (no denim, please).
    Cost: $170.00 members

    $180.00 guests
    Sorry, Bookings are now closed for this function.