Scarf Dinners will resume in March 2019. If you’d like to get information about the next dinner season, sign up to our newsletter here.
Spring Scarf Dinners ran on Tuesday nights at Higher Ground between 25 September – 20 November 2018.
The Higher Ground team created a two course set menu ($45 per person) with signature flair including entrees of ‘Ceviche of seasonal fish, green tomatoes gazpacho, chorizo picanté and ‘New season broadbean leaves agrodolce, egg yolk, almond, shaved manchego’ and a main dish of ‘Slow braised flat iron steak, dashi stock, parsnip purée, pickled carrot, parsley.’
Eight new Scarf trainees engaged in weekly training sessions throughout the 10-week Spring Scarf program, spanning formal service, wine, cocktails, beer, coffee, resume-writing and more. Then, during Tuesday night Scarf Dinners, the trainees gained paid work experience as they learn the ins and outs of front of house service whilst supported by mentors (hospitality professionals). Scarf programs allow trainees to build their knowledge, skills, confidence and networks, whilst training and working in some of Melbourne’s best venues.
As always, we offered a fabulous drinks list thanks to generous support from Punt Road Wines, Stomping Ground Brewing Co, STARWARD Whisky, Four Pillars Gin, Casa Mariol Vermut Negre, Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co, Campari Australia, Vertue Coffee and Larsen & Thompson tea. Please note Scarf Dinners are not BYO.
Previous Scarf seasons have been held at Bhang, Stomping Ground Beer Hall, Auction Rooms, The Grace Darling, The Lincoln, The Robert Burns Hotel, Higher Ground Melbourne, Rupert on Rupert, Mesa Verde and Top Paddock.
If you have a Scarf Dinners Gift Certificate and would like to book a Scarf Dinner, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any difficulty making a booking, please call Scarf Restaurant Manager Jonny on 0420 735 802.