Celebrated chefs and personalities Guy Grossi and Luke Mangan are taking their long friendship, their cheeky humour and their love of fresh food to the people when they headline their brand new and exclusive Guy Grossi and Luke Mangan “In the Raw” Dinner and a Live Show, presented by Plumm Wine Glasses. The show will be held at Melbourne’s Plaza Ballroom at the Regent Theatre on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th July 2010. With a pinch of the Blues Brothers, a shake of cabaret (and maybe cabernet), a dash of rat pack and a whole lot of fresh, beautifully cooked (and sometimes raw) food, guests will enjoy a four-course degustation menu with matched wines, whilst being entertained in a live show by the boys and their special celebrity guests.
“Guy and I have been friends for more years than I care to mention, and have always wanted to do something together professionally. We think that putting on our own live show with dinner is really something we can have fun with, it will showcase our foodie passions, and will allow us to unleash our inner showmen dying to get out,” said Luke Mangan.
“We’ve been watching with increasing excitement and delight at Australians’ growing obsession with food – from adventurous home cooking, to eating out regularly and of course on their TV screens. We know how they feel; we’ve been obsessed for years! And we think the time is right for us to make our live show concept “In the Raw” really happen. We can’t wait to get on that stage and have some fun!” added Guy Grossi.
The show’s menu will take inspiration from Guy’s love of creating fine Italian soul food, Luke’s Asian-inspired take on haute cuisine, and their combined passion for fresh, local, in-season, sustainable and celebration-worthy food. “In the Raw” will be held at Plaza Ballroom at the Regent Theatre, one of the Melbourne’s beautifully-restored heritage theatres in the heart of town.
The boys, both Melbournians, will capture the imaginations of locals, travellers and foodies alike with their innovative, fun, home-grown concept that is part theatre experience, part fine- dining experience, and all entertainment. “In the Raw” will combine fabulous food and wine; stories, experiences and demonstrations designed to entertain; celebrity guests and live music, plus opportunities for audience participation and some great giveaways. Guests can book individual seats or entire tables, so it’s the perfect night out with a partner or with friends and family.
|What:||Guy Grossi & Luke Mangan “In the Raw” Dinner and a Live Show, presented by Plumm Wine Glasses
|Where:||Plaza Ballroom at the Regent Theatre, 191 Collins St Melbourne VIC 3000
|When:||Friday 9th July and Saturday 10th July from 7.00pm for 7.30pm dinner
|Tickets:||$275.00 per person (or a table of 8 is $2,000.00 – a saving of $250.00)
|VIP Tickets:||V.I.P. tickets $350.00 per person:
|ON SALE:||Tickets through www.grossi.com.au and www.lukemangan.com.au or call EVENTIX on 1300 737 363|
Guy and Luke would like to thank the sponsors of “In the Raw” for their generous support, without which, the dinners and live shows would not be possible:
|Naming Partner:||Plumm Wine Glasses|
|Media Partner:||Sunday Herald Sun|
|Supporting Sponsors:||Electrolux||Lavazza||Lexus Blackburn||San Pellegrino||Aqua Panna|
|Sponsors:||Hopkins River Beef||Pommery||Qatar Airways||Shelmerdine Wines|