Table4Ten is a unique event designed to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer in Australia.
Now in its fourth year, a veritable A to Z of restaurant royalty will once again participate along with some 760 diners.
The event will be held across Sydney, Launceston and Hobart with some of the country's top chefs, including Tetsuya, Peter Gilmore, Matt Moran, Armando Percuoco, Mark Best and Tony Bilson (himself a prostate cancer survivor), donating tables of 10 in each city for a night of epicurean excellence.
At each dinner party, friends will feast on a specially designed dining menu complemented with matching wines from Bacchus Wine Merchants. More importantly, they’ll have the opportunity to start a conversation about prostate cancer, a disease which kills more men each year in Australia than breast cancer does women.
Restaurants and venues participating in this year’s event include:
• Sydney: Alio, Aria, Arras, Beppi’s, Bilson’s, Buon Ricordo, Buzo, Cafe Opera Intercontinental, Cafe Sydney, Catalina, The Commonwealth Bank Vault, Est, Flying Fish, Gazebo Wine Garden, Guillaume at Bennelong, La Scala on Jersey, L’Incontro, Machiavelli, Manta, Marque, Number One, Ocean Room, Otto, Quadrant, Quarter 21, Quay, Sebel Pier One, Tetsuya’s, Toko, Uccello, Verde and Wildfire.
• Hobart: Battery Point Steakhouse, Bernadette Woods, Ethos, Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, Lenna of Hobart, Maldini, Rockwall, Prossers and Wrestpoint Revolving Restaurant.
• Launceston: The Black Cow, Blue Cafe and Bar, Brisbane Street Bistro, Mud Bar, The Northern Club, Pierre’s, Still Water, Tasmanian Gourmet Kitchen and The Terrace.
On average, 18,000 Australian men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year and tragically 3,000 of these cases are fatal, even though prostate cancer is largely treatable through early detection. In an effort to reduce these statistics Table4Ten aims to reach people in their 20s, 30s and 40s to raise awareness about the disease before it is too late.
“The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia is greatly appreciative of the support of the restaurants and venues involved with Table4Ten,” said Dr Anthony Lowe, Chief Executive Officer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. “This is an exciting annual initiative that not only raises funds to fight prostate cancer in Australia, but brings the issue of men’s health to the fore,” he said.
Renowned chef Armando Percuoco of fabled eatery Buon Ricordo was one of the first chefs to sign up to Table4Ten when it first started in 2008. “There is a lot of awareness about the difference cancers that affect women and children, but unfortunately prostate cancer is rarely given the same level of profile,” said Armando.
“Many of our most important conversations start around the dinner table, so Table4Ten is the perfect opportunity to reach out to the men in your life to get them to talk to their doctor about their health, while raising money to improve prostate cancer treatment, support and cure options. We’ll also make sure you have the time of your life!” he said.
Tickets to Table4Ten are $250 each in Sydney and $225 in Tasmania and include food and matching wines, transfer to the top secret Table4Ten after party and a signature Table4Ten cocktail on arrival.
For more information on Table4Ten, or if you would like to apply to host your own table, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.t4t.com.au.
Whet your appetite for this fantastic event with these delicious recipes from two of the award-winning restaurants supporting the cause, Beppis and Catalina: