Last week Australia’s top chef, Justin North, from renowned Sydney restaurants Bécasse and Etch, prepared a five-course feast at The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa for the 2009 Vogue Entertaining + Travel Champagne Dinner.
The meal was designed 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, 3 Stars from the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide and Winner, 2007 Restaurant of the Year, Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide.
He has featured prominently on the hit series ‘Master Chef’ as a role model for the aspiring chefs.
Among the 80 guests at the lavish event were Gerry Harvey, Katie Page and Vogue Entertaining + Travel Editor Sarah Nicholson.
“We were fortunate to be invited to the event,’’ said Swell Properties’ Maree Lazarus from Broken Head, who attended with her husband Wayne Lazarus.
“It was a sensational evening. It is quite a unique experience for the North Coast to have someone of Justin North’s calibre in such a beautiful setting”.
Wayne and Maree are responsible for Lennox Head’s upmarket Lennox 9092 shopping and apartment complex.
Celebrated Domayne stylist Sue Kropp prepared The Byron at Byron’s rainforest restaurant for the exclusive use of dinner guests.
PICTURE: Gerry Harvey, Maree Lazarus, Kathleen Harris, Bob Harris and Wayne Lazarus enjoyed the dinner.