Universal admiration

July 24, 2012

A Love & Hunger dinner at Universal Restaurant

One of the cool things about writing books is that through them you get to meet some fantastically interesting people – and I am so excited that Christine Manfield, the renowned chef and cookbook author from Sydney’s Universal Restaurant (anyone see Christine on Masterchef the other week?), has invited me to speak at a special dinner at her restaurant.

It’s on Wednesday, August 8 and is extra special because Christine has invited Alex Herbert, former chef at one of my favourite restaurants Bird Cow Fish (which Alex closed earlier this year) to cook with her.

Together, Christine and Alex are coming up with a four-course menu “inspired by” Love & Hunger  – but I can tell you now the food we’ll eat that night will be far more wondrous than any of the recipes in my book!

If you’d like to go, tickets are available now at a very reasonable $100 per head, which includes four courses and wine by Ulithorne wines by Rose Kentish, as well as a reading by One.

I would so love to meet any How To Shuck An Oyster readers there, so if you do come, make sure you say hi, okay?

Bookings are being taken now via Universal’s website http://www.universalrestaurant.com/home.html, by email eat@universalrestaurant.com or phone (02) 9331 0709.

Tell your friends!


  1. Booked in. Can’t wait.

  2. Oh great Sally! And I believe I spied YOU on Masterchef too a little while back, looking tres glamorous….!

  3. And tres my age. Such a shock to realise how one looks from the outside looking in, so to speak. Although I’m rather taken with the concept of ‘primer’, which the make-up person applied before airbrushing me. See you on the 8th.

  4. What a night! Please let us poor old Melbourne fans know how they work with your recipes. I’d so love to be there.

  5. Just caught up with this news. I’d love to be a fly on the wall. Can’t wait to get your report.

  6. Gagging with envy. Would that I could…

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