A Clarence City Council event
The 150th Anniversary of Australia’s first cookbook will be celebrated at a special dinner in The Barn at Rosny Farm on Saturday, 2 August.
The author of the cookbook was the first Warden of Clarence, Edward Abbott, a man who, according to the Companion Volume to The English and Australian Cookery Book “...supped with a litter of Tasmanian Tigers… faced down bushrangers and fought the Crown for 28 years and won.”
Abbott’s personal history as a grazier, coroner, magistrate and the first Warden of Clarence is as rich and diverse as the contents of his cookbook which offers dishes including ‘Kangaroo Steamer’ and ‘Slippery Bob’.
“It’s exciting to be offering a gala dinner that explores his recipes, recognises his contribution as the first Warden of Clarence and celebrates his work in a Clarence venue that it’s likely he visited during his tenure.” said Alderman Doug Chipman, the modern-day Mayor of Clarence.
Along with a selection of Abbott’s dishes, diners will be transported to colonial times by Master of Ceremonies Ryk Goddard, who will examine the table affectations of the ‘Upper Ten Thousand’. There will also be music of the Romantic Era performed live by string quartet, Strings on Fire.
Diners will also have exclusive access to advance copies of the Cookbook.
TICKETS: $80pp, $420 table of 6, $560 table of 8
Advance copy of the book available for $70