Gourmet Institute is back for 2017 with a smorgasbord of Australia's finest chefs. With 12 separate events taking place around the country, Gourmet Institute has something to inspire every kind of food lover.

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      THAI AT HOME with    DAVID THOMPSON   LONG CHIM
      EVENT 1 SYDNEY

      David Thompson rocks the woks translating the flavours of the streets of Thailand to the home kitchen. The menu for this class is a stir-fried red curry of chicken, and prawns baked with vermicelli, but you can expect plenty of the chef's trademark zingers and vim along the way.

      Topic

      Thai at Home

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday, 19th April, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman @ Domayne, 84 O'Riordan St,
      Alexandria, NSW

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      FEASTING FAVOURITES with    JORDAN THEODOROS   PEEL ST
      EVENT 2 ADELAIDE

      Jordan Theodoros is one of South Australia's best-regarded chefs and cooking for him is all about generosity. Learn to cook for the hordes in style with Jordan's recipes for moreish Armenian lamb soldiers and his signature salad of banana blossom, chilli jam and chicken.

      Topic

      Feasting Favourites

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 3rd May, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman, 750 Main North Rd,
      Gepps Cross, SA

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      WINTER ROASTING with    COLIN FASSNIDGE   4FOURTEEN
      EVENT 3 SYDNEY

      In this soul-warming session, we join the My Kitchen Rules star and celebrated Sydney chef Colin Fassnidge. He'll transform the humble chook and some spuds into something special by baking the chicken in a salt crust to seal in its juiciness and working his magic on the sweet potatoes, then pairing them with smoked potato mayonnaise.

      Topic

      Winter Roasting

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 17th May, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman @ Domayne, 84 O'Riordan St,
      Alexandria, NSW

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      SEAFOOD MADE SIMPLE with    BEN DEVLIN   PAPER DAISY
      EVENT 4 GOLD COAST

      Chef Ben Devlin is one of our brightest young talents from one of the most talked-about regional restaurants in Australia: Paper Daisy. In this session Ben will cook Paper Daisy signatures, such as pipis with almond, garlic and lemon myrtle, and pan-roasted blue-eye trevalla with watercress and brown butter.

      Topic

      Seafood Made Simple

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 24th May, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman Bundall, 29/45 Ashmore Rd,
      Bundall, Qld

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      HIGH TEA with    BETHANY FINN   THE MAYFLOWER
      EVENT 5 ADELAIDE

      Bethany Finn has brought the good times to Adelaide dining for years, including her time at Urban Bistro, and now at the Mayflower. She is reviving hotel dining and bringing the classics to life with a delicious high tea. Discover the joy of Bethany's scones, raspberry tarts and chicken curry puffs.

      Topic

      High Tea

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 5th July, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman 750 Main North Rd,
      Gepps Cross, SA

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      GREEK SWEETS with    GEORGE CALOMBARIS   THE PRESS CLUB
      EVENT 6 MELBOURNE

      Everyone's favourite Greek chef brings the flavour of the old country to the table in exciting ways with this honey-dipped celebration. George Calombaris will expertly prepare two of the Mediterranean's greatest exports: loukoumades - the classic fried balls of sweet dough soaked in syrup - and a new-school take on rizogalo, Greece's rice pudding.

      Topic

      Greek Sweets

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 19th July, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman Chadstone,
      699 Warrigal Rd, Chadstone, Vic

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      CARIBBEAN FLAVOURS with    PAUL CARMICHAEL   MOMOFUKU SEIOBO
      EVENT 7 SYDNEY

      Paul Carmichael is the executive chef at Momofuku Seiobo, Australia's number-one restaurant. Join Paul for a night of Caribbean cuisine and enjoy the flavours of lime, habanero and bay. Enjoy a choko and cucumber salad, Creole-style fish baked in banana leaves and Barbados's answer to mac 'n' cheese: the macaroni pie.

      Topic

      Caribbean Flavours

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 2nd August, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman @ Domayne, 84 O'Riordan St,
      Alexandria, NSW

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      SOUTH EAST ASIAN SNACKING with    BEN BERTEI   RICK SHORES
      EVENT 8 GOLD COAST

      Ben Bertei wows diners at Rick Shores, making the tastes of South East Asia dance and sing. Take a moment to get up close and personal with his beer-battered Moreton Bay bug tacos with sriracha mayo and lime leaf, and his dangerously tasty sour pork dumpling cabbage cups.

      Topic

      South East Asian Snacking

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 23rd August, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman Bundall, 29/45 Ashmore Rd,
      Bundall, Qld

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      SPRING ENTERTAINING with    ANALIESE GREGORY   BAR BROSE
      EVENT 9 SYDNEY

      Analiese Gregory pursues great produce with passion and presents it with flair. Join us for a night of adventure and enjoy home-made ricotta with artichokes and young broad beans, a smooth duck liver parfait with green apples and oloroso jelly, and a heart-warming gnocchi with spring greens and kombu butter.

      Topic

      Spring Entertaining

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 6th September, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman @ Domayne, 84 O'Riordan St,
      Alexandria, NSW

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      HOME-COOK FAVOURITES with    SHANNON BENNETT   VUE DE MONDE
      EVENT 10 MELBOURNE

      Shannon Bennett, head chef at Vue de Monde and a father of six kids, will share his secrets to bringing great food to the table at home with minimum fuss and maximum impact. Enjoy a punchy prawn omelette, a gutsy braise of wagyu beef shin cooked in an aromatic broth and a show-stopping pineapple and brown sugar tart.

      Topic

      Home-Cook Favourites

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 11th October, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman Chadstone,
      699 Warrigal Rd, Chadstone, Vic

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      SUPER SALADS with    JAMES VILES   BIOTA
      EVENT 11 SYDNEY

      Supercharged salads are the theme of James Viles' session - he will shows us how a few simple twists and paying attention to the basics can take this humble mainstay of the table from mere side dish to centre-stage. Get ready to turn over a new leaf.

      Topic

      Super Salads

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 18th October, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman @ Domayne, 84 O'Riordan St,
      Alexandria, NSW

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      FRENCH PARTY with    GUILLAUME BRAHIMI   BISTRO GUILLAUME
      EVENT 12 SYDNEY

      Tonight Guillaume Brahimi takes his experiences from both Paris and Australia and transforms them into dishes perfect for a soirée to remember. Enjoy lamb Pithiviers, duck rillettes and crisp little cones of tuna, shiso, apple and avocado. Let the Gallic good times roll.

      Topic

      French Party

      Date

      7pm, Wednesday 15th November, 2017

      Location

      Harvey Norman @ Domayne, 84 O'Riordan St,
      Alexandria, NSW

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      DAVID THOMPSON

      19TH APRIL 2017
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      JORDAN THEODOROS

      3RD MAY 2O17
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      COLIN FASSNIDGE

      17TH MAY 2017
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      BEN DEVLIN

      24TH MAY 2017
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      BETHANY FINN

      5TH JULY 2017
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      GEORGE CALOMBARIS

      19TH JULY 2017
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      PAUL CARMICHAEL

      2ND AUGUST 2017
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      BEN BERTEI

      23RD AUGUST 2017
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      ANALIESE GREGORY

      6TH SEPTEMBER 2017
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      SHANNON BENNETT

      11TH OCTOBER 2017
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      JAMES VILES

      18TH OCTOBER 2017
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      GUILLAME BRAHIMI

      15TH NOVEMBER 2017
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