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Meet the Chef: James Viles – Biota

University House is proud to announce its next Meet the Chef Dinner featuring James Viles, Chef and owner of two-hatted Biota Dining in Bowral, NSW, in conversation with Natasha Rudra, Life & Entertainment Editor of the Canberra Times.

The event includes a canape, and a two-course meal inspired by James’ cookbook, Biota: Grow. Gather. Cook. Our Executive Chef, Anshul Chandna, and his outstanding team will work together with James to prepare the meal. The price of the meal includes a complimentary glass of Clonakilla wine, as well as tea or coffee.

James Viles has become one of Australia’s most respected young chefs and restaurateurs, recognised for his commitment to sustainability and his dramatic modern food. He champions the use of seasonal, ethical produce to create honest, pure and delicious dishes. At the age of 23, James was the youngest chef ever to be awarded the Chef’s Hat by the Sydney Morning Herald. Biota Dining was awarded SMH Good Food Guide Regional Restaurant of the Year in 2013 and 2014, and has just been ranked #27 in Australia by the Australian Financial Review Top Restaurants.

In this his first book, James invites readers to celebrate spectacular food created from a perfect balance of animal and plant life in the Southern Highlands. Biota contains over 80 delicious, seasonal and achievable recipes.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of Australia’s finest chefs, and enjoy sampling his menu.

Click here to book tickets online through eventbrite

Please note that all bookings through eventbrite will incur a processing fee of $4.82 on top of the $85 ticket price. Alternatively, you can book directly with University House by calling our Events Team on  61255270/ 271, this option does not incur any processing fees.

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