Winter’s Feast – Fundraiser

Join Baggage Productions, Chef Mark Weatherley and wine expert Shannon Woollard for an exclusive private dinner at Montsalvat, the beautiful historic artists’ haven in Eltham.

This special event is in support of Melbourne playwright Bridgette Burton’s new play, Myra in Space, which will premiere at fortyfivedownstairs in September 2023. A ticket to the show is included in the price of your seat at the table.

Enjoy a sumptuous three-course Winter’s Feast in the majestic Great Hall at Montsalvat. Chef Mark sources the best local ingredients, showcasing seasonal produce; each course is matched with an elegant wine hand-selected by Shannon to complement the flavours on the plate.

While the menu is set, dietary requirements can be accommodated – please indicate when booking. Places strictly limited.

Book now to experience an evening of beautiful food and wine, and support the endeavours of artists and live theatre.

Date: Saturday, 22 July 2023

Time: 6.30 arrival for a 7pm start.

Location: Great Hall, Montsalvat, 7 Hillcrest Ave, Eltham

Price: $300

Meet the Chef: Mark Weatherley

Mark began his career at The Regent Melbourne. His extensive training and experience includes working in private clubs and high-end restaurants as an Executive chef within Australia and the U.K, Royal Melbourne Golf Club, Florentinos, Onions, The Ritz Hotel London, Le Gavrouche London and Auchterarder House Scotland. Mark is also a qualified culinary trainer for the William Angliss Institute and Chisholm Institute.

Meet the Wine Guy: Shannon Woollard

Shannon is a specialist copywriter for Vintage Cellars who has worked in the wine industry for nearly 15 years in various capacities. He originally trained as a freelance journalist and was assistant to Nick Stock on the Penguin Good Australian Wine Guide from 2010-2013. A largely self-taught oenophile, Shannon is now an Australian fine wine champion and educator, who supports a strong gastronomic and slow food agenda.