Craft beer, gourmet sausages and a world-renowned chef combine for a sizzling event at this year festival.
Ben Shewry, owner of acclaimed Melbourne restaurant Attica, will present an evening of storytelling, food and beer tasting.
Born in New Zealand in 1977, Ben is the son of festival gardeners Rob and Kaye Shewry (Where the Wild Things Are). He moved across the Tasman to Melbourne in 2002 and three years later took on his first head chef role at Attica.
Originally obsessed with the detail and balance of Thai food, Ben began to develop a style at Attica that reflected his rural New Zealand upbringing and, increasingly, a fascination with Australian indigenous ingredients.
Never interested in using indigenous ingredients in a tokenistic way, he made it his mission to learn about the culture and cuisine behind the ingredients from indigenous Australians.
In 2015, Ben became the sole owner of Attica, realising the dream and goal of being fully independent. That same year, he starred in an episode of Chef’s Table on Netflix and, in 2017, Attica was named one of the top 50 restaurants in the world.
An evening with this award-winning chef is a rare treat for foodies, craft beer lovers and anybody interested in an inspiring success story. Ben Shewry will be sizzling – we promise.
Time 6:30pm Friday 2nd November, 2018
Venue Mitre 10 Mega, 5 Vickers Road, Waiwhakaiho, New Plymouth
Booking Click on the below button, or buy at the festival office, Cnr Brougham & Powderham Sts new Plymouth or Ph 06 7598 412
Admission $80 pp includes gourmet sausages and craft beer. Cash bar available