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Shannon Bennett at Yering Station

October 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Shannon & Tom 8Yering Station is set to host Vue De Monde’s Shannon Bennett who, along with his team will design an intricate and inspiring five course menu specially matched to Yering Station’s outstanding wines, including hand selected museum wines to be served from large format bottles. Shannon Bennett will take this opportunity to mentor Yering Station’s Head Chef, Tom Johnston, one of the Yarra Valley’s most exciting young chefs. The lunch will be held on Sunday October 11th at Yering Station’s Wine Bar and Restaurant.

Shannon Bennett has established himself as one of Australia’s most awarded and recognised culinary figures. He is Chef and owner of the highly acclaimed Vue de Monde and its complimenting Café and Bistro venues and an accomplished author and Yering Station cannot wait to open their kitchen up to such a distinguished name.
Shannon has worked for some of the world’s great chefs including Albert Roux, John Burton-Race, Marco Pierre White and Alain Ducasse. He has been awarded Australian Gourmet Traveller’s Best New Talent in 2003 for Vue de Monde and multiple Restaurant of the Year titles from The Age Good Food Guide.

Tom Johnston joined Yering Station as Head Chef in 2014, the following year Gourmet Traveller WINE Magazine awarded the winery, Cellar Door with the Best Food in the Yarra Valley. Tom, a respected chef in his field, will have the chance to build on his extensive knowledge and gain insight from an industry great. This exciting event with Shannon will allow Tom the chance to demonstrate his impressive culinary talents.

Tom’s philosophy is to create incredible dishes by sourcing the finest ingredients, all of which he is able to access in the bountiful Yarra Valley. The cooking style is experimental, open minded, however the influences of his traditional French training are evident throughout Tom’s meticulous execution of all dishes prepared, all of which complement the Yering Station wine collection.

Yering Station is Victoria’s first vineyard, and located in the ‘heart’ of the Yarra Valley only one hour’s drive from Melbourne. Originally planted in 1838, the historical wine estate was purchased by the Rathbone family in 1996, marking the beginning of a new era with the construction of a state-of-the-art winery and award-winning wine tourism destination. Today, Yering Station remains true to its heritage as a family-owned and operated winery dedicated to producing wines of quality and distinction.

The property offers an unforgettable wine and food experience with breathtaking views, superb architecture and beautifully kept gardens. Yering Station’s Wine Bar and Restaurant is set within a sophisticated stone and glass building originally designed by architect Robert Conti. The spectacular floor to ceiling glass windows perfectly frame the Yarra Ranges as an impressive backdrop.

All profits from this lunch will be donated to Children’s Cancer Foundation which supports clinical care, research and provides resources to families of patients of the Children’s Cancer Centres.

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October 11, 2015
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Yering Station
38 Melba Highway
Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775 Australia
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