Karawa restaurant charity dinner 


Lovers of fine cuisine and music will be helping charity when they dine at the Karawa Training Restaurant situated on the Palmerston Campus of Charles Darwin University this month.

The evening will offer a unique experience of the marriage between fine cuisine and specially selected beverages with entertainment sure to enhance the dining experience.

Cookery students will showcase their culinary skills and flair for food in creating the gourmet menu for a charity dinner to aid the Northern Territory Heart Foundation on Thursday, 22 May 2008.

The five-course set meal will be prepared in the training kitchens under the supervision of cookery lecturer Jason Wilkes and served by the hospitality students in the training restaurant. Also featured are selected fine wines to give guests an appreciation of complementing or contrasting flavours.

Tickets are $130 per person, including matching beer, wine and non alcoholic beverages. Well-known sporting identity Charlie King will act as MC for the evening. His Honour Mr Tom Pauling, Administrator of the Northern Territory and Patron of the Northern Territory Heart Foundation, will also be in attendance with wife Tess.

Diners will also be entertained during the evening with live music from Leah Flanagan and Emily Lubitz. Leah was the winner of the 2007 NT Indigenous Music Award for Emerging Act of the Year.

There will be further entertainment in the form of an auction of donated goods and products, whose sale will also benefit Northern Territory Heart Foundation.

Hospitality lecturer Oliver Budack said the charity dinner was designed to be an annual event to assist with funding for a selected charity and to allow the cookery and hospitality students to demonstrate their skills and participate in a unique event.

“The idea is to make this event absolutely spectacular,” Mr Budack said.

“Gourmet food and beverages, paired with music, should offer a remarkable evening. It will be an evening of culinary pleasures, support for the Northern Territory Heart Foundation and an opportunity to hear talented musicians performing original music.”

Tickets are available through Palmerston Campus. Contact Sarina Shailer on 8946 7954 or at sarina.shailer@cdu.edu.au.