The dinner plates have been stacked and the cutlery polished and put away but guests who attended Shalom's Annual Fundraising Dinner last Saturday evening are still savouring the experience. This year's dinner was an all family affair with John Hansen cooking with his brother Patrick, daughter Gabrielle and sister-in-law Fran. Not to be outdone by the likes of local celebrity friends Michael Manners (21 Career SMH Hats) and Kate Bracks (Masterchef winner 2011), who have been invited to help out in the kitchen on previous occasions, Shalom's in-house chefs whipped up an array of truly delicious dishes supplemented by some fine wines. The room was also beautifully decorated with the assistance of Libby Pickett who did the flower arrangements. Candles were everywhere, white tablecloths and black serviettes. “We always make it a special night for a limited number of only 30 guests,” said John Hansen, “ and try our best to provide a fine dining experience featuring great food with some light entertainment and wonderful wines... This year our entertainer was Stephanie Grace (https://www.facebook.com/stephaniegracemusic/) who was fantastic.“ Money from this year's fundraiser will be put towards building an outdoor wood-fired bread oven. Photos below courtesy of Shalom.
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