Sold Out: Beci and Raph’s Feast for Freedom
Every year, the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) invites Australians to host fundraising Feasts for Freedom for the benefit of asylum seekers and refugees.
Melbourne illustrator Beci Orpin and restaurateur Raph Rashid (behind Beatbox Kitchen and Juanita Peaches) have answered the call: the two are holding a family-style dinner by Rashid and ASRC cooks Niro and Aheda, with help from some heavy-hitting mates.
The two are drawing from their South Asian backgrounds – Niro is a Tamil refugee from Sri Lanka, while Aheda was a chef in Palestine before coming to Australia – for a three-course meal featuring Palestinian sayadieh samak (a rice dish with fried fish and vegetables) and kothu roti, or chopped roti and vegetables in a curry sauce. Rashid's famous fried chicken and pickles is also on the menu.
Blackhearts & Sparrows is pouring the drinks (including cocktails, beer and wine), with live music by Julia Jacklin and to-be-announced DJs. Stylist Stephanie Stamatis is setting the table, complete with a floral installation by artist Hattie Molloy.
Tickets to the event cost $120, inclusive of three courses and drinks.
Register to host your own Feast for Freedom here.