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Meet the Chef Dinner with Matt Moran and Alex Sloan

Meet Matt Moran, the well-known Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur, and enjoy food inspired by his latest book, Matt Moran’s Australian Food: Coast + Country. Matt will be in conversation with Alex Sloan on the night as part of University House’s Meet the Chef dinner series.

Tickets include substantial canapes, two-course dinner and matching wines.

Pre-drinks and canapes will commence at 6:15pm, with dinner to follow at 7pm.

Book sales and signings will take place during pre-drinks and after dinner.


Thirty years ago, when Matt Moran first started cooking in commercial kitchens, lettuce meant iceberg, fish was always sold frozen and there was one variety of tomato – maybe two. Australia is now the envy of the world for its climate and range of produce, and is a food-lover’s destination, spurred on by generations of keen home cooks.

The recipes in his latest book span the country food traditions of regional Australia to the rugged coastline, which offers amazing fresh seafood. From the best slow-roasted lamb shoulder to an iconic passionfruit cheesecake, anyone who has spent time in Australia will find something in this collection to which they can nod their head and smile, recognising a recipe that is a favourite in their household.

‘This is the Australian food I love, and I hope you find lots to love here too.’ – Matt Moran

With over 30 stellar years in the food industry, a plethora of awards to his name and the tour de force behind some of Australia’s most celebrated dining establishments (Aria, Chiswick and North Bondi Fish, to name just a few), it’s safe to say that Matt Moran is an Australian food icon.Matt is a regular contributor to food publications globally and he has been a presenter, judge and host on many much-loved Australian and international TV shows, most recently on the top-rating Great Australian Bake-off and coming soon, Family Food Fight. This is his fifth cookbook.

Alex Sloan is one of Canberra’s best-known and loved personalities and named 2017 Canberra Citizen of the Year for her radio and charity work. She recently retired from the ABC radio after 27 years.