Tales of the Artisans – three top chefs, seven artisan producers, one epic lunch

In tribute to Western Australian producers and their unique connection to Western Australia, Bella Events is formally launching with a very special long table event, commemorating and paying tribute to the 100-year anniversary of Remembrance Day.

Each chef is creating a signature canape and lunch course exclusively Western Australian ingredients.

  • Paul Iskov of Fervor – Foraging and entrée experience. Guests can expect the unexpected with native ingredients at the forefront.
  • Sophie Budd – Cooking the ultimate roast main, using the sweetest of sweet chestnut fed pork. Sophie is well known for merging classic British comfort cooking with Australian ingredients and flair.
  • Herb Faust – Designing a sublime gin infused dessert. Famous for beating an Iron Chef in the 2010 television series, Herb’s complex flavour pairing and plating is on point.

CEO of Legacy Western Australia Rob Ratkovik will say grace and commemorate those fallen, including our brave aboriginal soldiers, the many sons of Western Australian producers who voluntarily went to service, the many daughters who volunteered in nursing and medical capacities and the men and women who gave so much to the home front.

The long table lunch will take place on the back porch of Paul Conti winery, the last remaining Italian vineyard homestead along Wanneroo Rd.  Local bespoke florist Sir Botanical will be adding whimsy with fresh poppy’s and native florals.

Inspired by his great grandparents’ food heritage, Adam Bielawski of Poach Pear, a trained chef with a fine-dining background, has created his own charcuterie delicacies, including pâtés, terrines, rillettes, and complimentary condiments, such as onion jam.

Artisan producers, Linda and John Stanley, will be providing their much sought-after chestnut fed pork, from Chestnut Brae farm in Nannup and will chatting about the tales of organic producing. So rare is this pork we have literally been in lock down mode for months to attain.

Fourth generation dairy farmers Suzanne and Philip Hall will be presenting their sublimely creamy artisanal Pont L’eveque style cheese, made fresh with whole milk from the only herd of pure French Normande cows being milked for Cheese in Australia. They will be talking about their journey into the artisan world of cheese and how this is the avenue they have developed to save their family farm.

For gin aficionados and novices alike, Master Distiller Warren fish is producing a special edition run gin featuring Australian native botanicals foraged for the day and will be offering tastings and small group tours of the distillery. Even the tonic is Western Australian artisan from the hot to trot guys at Agent 80.

Raise a glass with us to commemorate 100-year anniversary of the end of World War 1 and help Legacy keep caring for the families of today’s fallen heroes. 

Tickets are extremely limited with part-proceeds to Legacy from https://tales_of_the_artisans_longtable_lunch.eventbrite.com

About the author


Martin was born in England but now lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has a passion for breakfast, coffee, hot curries & fast food, and is a cat & Dalek person.

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