On 10 October 2020, Abbot John donned a kitchen apron to share his former life as a chef, working in some of Melbourne’s finest award-winning restaurants of the 1980s.
A series of seasonal dinners in the French tradition was offered in 2021 and 2022, and were booked out well in advance. Click here to see menu examples.
We are pleased to announce the date for the first dinner of 2024, to be held at the grand old New Norcia Hostel:
While monastic life may seem to be in stark contrast to the restaurant scene, it is the spirit of hospitality which is at the heart of them both. Monastic life – and indeed, cooking – are about being in tune with, and having respect for, the rhythm, balance and produce of the seasons.
This series celebrates a set four-course menu of fresh seasonal produce and showcase New Norcia wood-fired bakery products, olive oil, Abbey Ale and Abbey wines, to be shared with family and friends – or strangers – in this special place, a town like no other.
In the spirit of community, guests will sit together at long tables throughout the venue.
- All-inclusive dinner: $180 per person
- When booking, please notify us of any special dietary allergies.
Please contact Joyce on 9654 8018 or at email@example.com. for all accommodation requirements. This is for the following venues: Hostel, Guesthouse or Old Convent.
Accommodation is $130 per room ( inc continental breakfast).
** For group bookings: please list the name of each group member attending in the notes section of your order. There is a limit of 8 tickets per booking. Thank you!
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