The Masters Series – Bill Granger
Date: Monday, 15 October 2018
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Venue: Hyde Park Palms, Hyde Park North (St James Station), Elizabeth St
Join the current editor of Good Food Ardyn Bernoth and former Good Food Guide editor and Festival Director of Good Food Month, Joanna Savill as they invite the man who changed Sydney breakfast forever, Bill Granger, to explore the dishes of the last 20 years that influenced him, and changed the course of Sydney dining forever.
If it wasn’t for Bill Granger’s restaurants, bills, we might all still be eating greasy-spoon style bacon and eggs with white bread, slathered with margarine. Bill gave us a neighbourhood cafe that was at once earthy and welcoming, as it was minimalist, contemporary and stylish.
Bill decided eggs should be glossy and silky, scrambled with cream and butter. Corn fritters should be crisp and juicy and served with some zesty avocado salsa (long before avocado on toast was bankrupting us). And those hotcakes. Made with fluffy ricotta and doused with maple syrup and topped with house-made honeycomb butter. A staggering 25 years later, you can still find a queue around the block every Saturday morning of people wanting a seat at bills.
Join Bill for an evening of conversation and wonderful food (and we’ll see you at bills cafe in the morning).
Bill Granger changed the cafe scene forever when he opened up flagship site, Bills, in Darlinghurst in 1993. Granger hailed from Melbourne, but had come up to Sydney to study art. Instead, he found a passion for cooking, and using his predisposition for design, he created a light and airy, clean and minimalistic cafe, the likes of which we’d never seen before. Queues around the block have been there ever since.
Bill is a legend in the cafe and restaurant scene; a self-taught cook, restaurateur, food writer, and television personality. He travels between Australia and London, while also working internationally, and has restaurants in Sydney, Japan, London, Hawaii, and Seoul. Bill has 10 books under his belt, with his first two cookbooks, bills Sydney Food and bills food, both international bestsellers.
This event is strictly 18+.
Entry will not be permitted to guests under 18 years of age.
Attendees must carry with them valid photo ID as proof of age and will be required to present this upon entry.
Please note that seating at this event will be at share tables and seating allocations will be advised at the event. If you plan on attending this event with friends who are booking tickets separately, please notify us at time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate your request.