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Autumn Scarf Dinners ran on Tuesdays at The Rochey from 26 March – 21 May. A two-course set menu was $45 per head, with Scarf trainees and mentors looking after the front of house and The Rochey chefs doing the cooking.
The Rochey’s Executive Chef Mischa Tropp drew on his Keralan family heritage to produce a Scarf menu including an entree of ‘spiced roast pumpkin in crisp wheat pastry with mint chutney’ and main dishes such as ‘steamed mussels in a Goan tomato-based curry’ and ‘ghee roast chicken in tamarind and Kashmiri chilli curry’, all served with cabbage thoran, eggplant achar and rose matar rice. There are vegetarian options available in each course, and dietary requirements can be catered for – simply note these when you make your booking.
Eight new Scarf trainees engaged in weekly training sessions throughout the 10-week Autumn Scarf program, spanning formal service, wine, cocktails, beer, coffee, resume-writing and more. Then, during Tuesday night Scarf Dinners, the trainees will gain 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, Napoleone, Five Senses Coffee and Larsen & Thompson tea. Please note Scarf Dinners are not BYO.
Previous Scarf seasons have been held at Higher Ground Melbourne, Bhang, Stomping Ground Beer Hall, Auction Rooms, The Grace Darling, The Lincoln, The Robert Burns Hotel, Rupert on Rupert, Mesa Verde and Top Paddock.
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