Judging for ChariTEA

I’ve been friends with Dilmah for the past 20 years, we have worked on a variety of projects together ranging from charity to the television series “The Chef and the Teamaker”. They have recently assisted us in creating the stunning new series with SBS FoodMy Sri Lanka with Peter Kuruvita“.
Merrill Fernando, the founder and father of Dilmah set up the MJF Foundation to support children and impoverished citizens in Sri Lanka.

I left on Sunday the 7th for a week of judging the High Tea Challenge across Australia featuring a selection of the best restaurants in our industry.

Joondalup Resort Hotel
C Grill/ Chifley Hotel
Germanos tavern
Brasseire Restaurant – Stamford Plaza Hotel
High Society
Sparkle Cup Cakery
West Coast Academy of Hospitality and Tourism
Restaurant 2
Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre
Curtin University
Curtin University
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
Novotel Woollongong
The Bathers’ Pavilion
The Tea Room QVB
Ridges Hotel Cambeltown
The Apprentice Restaurant
Novotel Darling Harbour
Hilton On The Park Melbourne
Hilton On The Park Melbourne
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay
Parmelia Hilton Perth
NOVOTEL Glen Waverly
Pagoda Restaurant
High Tea at yours
Hilton Adelaide
Hiton Sydney
Flying Fish Resturant
Woodman Estate
Hilton Brisnbane
Radison Blu Hotel Sydney
just tickled pink
Rendezvous Allegra

Our own high tea challenge is on the 16th of August at Flying Fish, if you haven’t booked in yet call (02) 9518 6677.

The restaurants will be presenting menus matching their food with tea, “tea-gastronomy” as coined by Dilhan and Merrill in 1999.

Along with several other food industry leaders I’ll be judging the best dishes from all of the participating restaurants – watch this blog, Facebook and Twitter for updates.

COMMENT on this post and answer: Have you dined at any of the participating restaurants? How do you think they will match Dilmah teas for their High Tea Challenge menu?


One response

  1. I adore Tea. It never fails to pick me up. I love coffee too but there’s something special about tea. I think for me, the fact I drink it out of a pretty cup adds to the experience. I guess tea is a lot of fun. I’ve only eaten at Hilton Brisbane out of that list… All the best!

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