With such a remarkable reputation preceding it, a seat at Burnt Ends in Singapore continues to be one of the hottest tickets when visiting the city. No wonder the Executive Chef’s fundraising dinner to be held in Melbourne is already sold out!

The dinner raising funds for better treatments for blood cancers and bone marrow failures, the ‘Bloody Good Dinner’, will be held for the third year in a row in early June. This year it sees the Executive chef and owner of Singapore’s Burnt Ends, Dave Pynt, bringing his exotic barbecue fare Melbourne-way to headline the event. The ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ is a collaborative partnership between the Snowdome Foundation and Maddie Riewoldt’s Vision.

Dave initially created the Burnt Ends concept in London, installing an outdoor wood-fired oven in the courtyard of Climpson & Sons Roasters. Drawing on knowledge he had learned working in Spain, he served a selection of barbecued scallops, suckling pigs and chargrilled leeks, all of which were an instant hit.

The following year, Dave took the next step, opening his debut restaurant in Singapore. Quickly establishing itself as part of the city’s food scene in the historic Chinatown neighbourhood, Burnt Ends appealed to locals wanting to try something different, expats looking for a little slice of home, and travelers looking for some classic Aussie barbecue food. Last year the restaurant was honoured with a Michelin Star.

In Melbourne, Dave’s bespoke menu will provide a visual for guests with open grills fired by a tonne of red gum to deliver the O’Connor’s Strip Loin, Marron Hollandaise, Bone Marrow Buns, and Butterhead. A Pear and Hazelnut Tarte Tatin will be served for dessert and before the evening concludes, the flames will roast handmade marshmallows for guests.

The increased interest and capacity of this years ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ event aims to exceed the $740,000 raised last year. The monies raised on the night will be directed toward two things: a world-first cutting-edge blood cancer research program as Snowdome works to ‘make hope real’ for Australian blood cancer patients and Maddie’s Vision will continue to fund the Centre of Research Excellence with a focus on access to genomic testing.

The funds raised at last year’s ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ supported Dr. Belinda Guo from the University of Western Australia to be awarded the Gunn Family National Career Development Fellowship for Women in Haematology. Additionally, the monies raised supported The Centre of Research Excellence in Bone Marrow Biology and thirdly, kick-started the Australian arm of an international trial to measure the benefits of different treatment options in newly diagnosed patients with advanced Follicular Lymphoma.

A raffle and auction will be held on the night offering items and money can’t buy experiences donated by sponsors including, but not limited to, Mercedes Benz, Imperium Collection’s Eichardt’s Private Hotel, Boss, Bvlgari, Blake’s Feast, Collective Furniture, Crown, The Australian Ballet, Sand Hill Road Group, Longines, The AFL, and Kerry Armstrong.

The 2019 ‘Bloody Good Dinner’ will be hosted by Hamish McLachlan and is being held at the Timer Yard in Melbourne on Wednesday 5 June, 2019. Sorry it is already sold out!


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