The festival hosts acclaimed executive chefs Richie Dolan and Carla Jones from The Hilltop Store and Hilltop At The Lodge as they prepare a four course plus canapes degustation menu. Paired together with matching wines by Treasury Wine Estates at CHEC’s Osprey Restaurant.
Carla and Richie are a husband-and-wife team that met back in 2006 working together at Matt Moran’s prestigious Aria restaurant in Sydney. Since then, Richie opened and was head chef at Chiswick in Woollahra, and Carla was head chef and co-owner of 4Fourteen in Surry Hills, before moving home to Sawtell to raise a family together and open the now infamous Hilltop Store. In June 2020, the couples’ culinary prowess extended to a new venture, opening Hilltop At The Lodge at the newly renovated Bellingen Valley Lodge.
On the evening, guests will hear from the chefs, and winemakers, as guests step outside of their comfort zones for a creative line-up of courses with paired vinos. Be sure to book early.
This is a shared dining experience with 10 round tables of 10 per sitting. Larger groups can book as a whole table and smaller groups will have the opportunity to enjoy conversation with new people, make some new friends, and discuss all the films you have seen at SWIFF ‘21.
Groups are advised to book as one transaction to assist with seating configuration.
Hosted at CHEC’s Osprey Restaurant, the dinner also provides important opportunities for TAFE NSW hospitality students to learn and gain valuable industry experience from some of the best chefs in the region.
Please note that the menu may be subject to change. The same COVID-safe measures as regular restaurant dining apply to this event.
The Screenwave International Film Festival is proudly presented by Ashton Designs.