Corks 'n' Fork August 2020

Dear Corks ‘n’ Forkers,

I’m pleased to report that everything you need for a great night out came together in the Macquarie Room on 14 July for our annual Corks ‘n’ Forks Bastille Dinner. We had 49 members and guests - many of whom glammed it up for the night as you’ll see from the photos, a four course bespoke menu specially crafted by Chef Scott Thompson, 8 matching French wines chosen by Ian Cook from Five Way Cellars, who discussed the wines as we went along, great music, and a lovely flower arrangement for each of the 7 tables.

Larger tables included Steven Chain’s enthusiastic Gallic-inspired group, the Gillian family celebrating Julie Gillian’s birthday, and a table put together by Dennis Han, who celebrated in vinous style with friends, students and colleagues. Margaret Dengate chose the best dressed prizes; awarding Lynne Newey the prize for the best dresses woman, Leo Wang the prize for the best dressed man, and Carole Osborne and Roger Butler the gong for the best dressed couple. Qi Shen won the wine options game.

The only thing missing was the cancan – maybe next year!

Once the Covid19 ‘fog’ has lifted, we’ll be announcing our dinner and ‘tasting/tour’ programme for the res of the year.

Stay tuned!

Graeme Jones
For the Corks ‘n’ Forks Committee

Committee member details are:
Avril Fortuin -, Brent Halligan -,
Roger Butler -, and myself –

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