Dai's passion for travel has led him to many locations around the world including
Mexico, USA, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Morocco, Japan, South East Asia and back to
his homeland of Vietnam. His main focus of travel is to learn about new
cultures and explore the local cuisine to give renewed inspiration for menu
ideas when returning to work.
Dai has worked as head chef at the one hat restaurant Dandelion, one hat Veludo, fine dining at Punch Lane, St. Kilda's bustling Pelican and is current co-owner and head chef at Uncle Restaurants in St. Kilda and Melbourne's CBD.
One of Australia's most accomplished and recognised television personalities, Paul Mercurio will return to ANHC to host the 2017 Food & Pairing dinner. Paul has explored and succeeded in his accomplishments within many facets of the entertainment industry. These feature his pursuits in dance, choreography, acting, television presenting, cooking, beer brewing and writing.
Paul began to follow his passion for food and brewing, hosting over 70 TV episodes with Paul, preparing, cooking and presenting his favourite dishes for some of Australia’s most recognised chefs. He has also taken this passion into writing, having authored three cookbooks. His 2nd book, 'Cooking With Beer', was an enormous success selling in seven countries and in four languages, and was voted the 4th best beer book in the world at the Gourmand Cookbook awards in Paris 2012.
Paul has even released his own beer into the Melbourne market way back in 2005, and has recently brewed a collaboration beer with Bentspoke.
It's an event where we bring four award-winning and/or nationally recognised home brewers together with a top chef, to create a menu showcasing the diverse range of flavour and ingredients between food & beer.
William Angliss Institute, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000 Map & Venue Markers
Saturday October 21st 2017
Smart formal preferred. Denim is acceptable. Sneakers/Thongs/Crocs are inappropriate. The use of Segway into dinner wearing shorts with Crocs and white athletic socks may result in instant high-fives. But again, we're hoping for smart formal.
Absolutely! At ticket purchase, please specify your dietary need(s) during checkout (Step 5). Chef Dai, in working with the team at Angliss will take care of it, to make sure everyone has a great night. Not a problem.
• Raise awareness of homebrewing.
• Share brewing knowledge and experience.
• Provide inspiration, ideas and motivation for brewers.
• Improve the quality of Australian homebrewed beer.
• Build relationships within the Australian homebrewing and brewing community.
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Australian National Homebrewing Conference Pty Ltd, a registered company established for the purpose of conducting and perpetuating the conference. The company is a not-for-profit organisation that is staffed exclusively by volunteers (the ANHC committee and all supporters are volunteers).