justin-northFollowing last year’s sellout success, The Champagne Bureau in association with Vogue Entertaining + Travel will again celebrate fine food and champagne at the 2009 Champagne Dinner at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa.

Guest Chef Justin North (pictured) of renowned Sydney restaurants Bécasse and Etch will create a special four-course menu to match five of the world’s finest champagnes.

Justin’s accolades include 2009 Sydney Morning Herald Chef of the Year, Two Hats from the Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide, Three Stars from the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide and Winner, 2007 Restaurant of the Year, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.

“One of the most exciting and fun challenges as a chef is to match the individual styles and complexity of French champagne to food,” said Justin about this year’s Champagne Dinner.

“I believe there are certain notes and characteristics in fine champagne that bring out interesting flavours in the food and vice versa.

“I find this is always an enlightening experience and the beauty of it is, it’s all very personal and often a true expression of one’s philosophy. It can often provoke interesting debate among guests. At the end of the day all our palates are slightly different.”

Sue Kropp, internationally renowned stylist with Domayne, will again style The Restaurant at The Byron at Byron for the event. While she is tight-lipped about this year’s decorative theme, last year saw three long tables with Phillipe Starck chairs, lavish table settings and candlelight.

Champagnes served will include Bollinger Special Cuvee NV (pre-dinner), Charles Heidseick Vintage Rose 1999, Besserat de Bellefon Vintage Brut 2000, Lanson 1996 Gold Label and Moet Chandon Nectar Imperial.

Friday 17th July, 7:00pm. $185.00 per person. As places are limited to 80, early bookings are advised. The Byron at Byron is offering a special weekend package for the event.

Justin North Champagne Dinner
Two night package for two at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa

Two night’s accommodation in a one bedroom superior suite
Two places at the Justin North Champagne Dinner | Full buffet breakfast daily
Welcome bottle of Bollinger Special Cuvee NV in room upon arrival | Total package for two $985.00
Valid 16/07/09 – 18/07/09 subject to availability

Please telephone 1300 554 362 or email reservations@thebyronatbyron.com.au