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Guest chef Philip Johnson to host Wyndham Estate Autumn Season’s Plate Lunch

The popular Wyndham Estate Season’s Plate Lunches for 2008 kicks off on Saturday, 1 March at the winery’s home in the Hunter Valley. Wyndham is delighted to announce top chef Philip Johnson, from e’cco restaurant in Brisbane as the first in a fabulous line up of talented guest chefs for the 2008 series.

New Zealand born Philip Johnson has become one of Australia’s most celebrated chefs. In 1997, he won the Remy Martin Cognac/Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant of the Year award for his restaurant e'cco, which opened in 1995.

A renowned author as well as chef, Philip has published four cookbooks to critical acclaim and contributes to a multitude of publications. Philip conducts numerous cooking classes, demonstrations and guest chef appearances, both nationally and internationally.

This will be the fourteenth year of the Season’s Plate Lunches, traditionally held four times a year to welcome the changing seasons. Guests are treated to an extravagant four-course lunch prepared by a guest chef, and each course is expertly matched with award-winning wines from Wyndham Estate.

Popular wine author and expert, Stuart Gregor will once again act as MC, whilst winemaker, Don Young, will be on hand to discuss the wines being offered on the day and any exciting new releases.

At the conclusion of the afternoon, guests are presented with a limited edition Season’s Plate as a memento of the occasion, designed by respected Hunter Valley artist Greg Wilson. For bookings call +61 2 4938 3444, or for information visit www.wyndhamestate.com.



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