Winter Scarf 2018 at Bhang

Sun 10th June, 2018 – Tue 28th August, 2018
1/2A Mitchell Street Brunswick 3056
Price: $45
Warm up with an Indian dinner, and give a leg up to young migrants and refugees.

Scarf – a social enterprise that teaches young migrants and refugees hospitality skills – has partnered with Brunswick's backstreet Indian restaurant, Bhang, for its Winter Scarf series.

On Tuesdays from July 10 to August 28, Bhang chefs will serve two-course dinners for $45, with eight of Scarf's young people working in the kitchen and on the floor of the popular restaurant.

Bhang's co-owners, chef Dougal Colam and front-of-house manager Sway Quach (both of Thom Phat), have created a contemporary, bold Indian menu, with help in the kitchen from tandoor chef Ustaji Harbans.

The Scarf dinner menus will include dishes such as soft-shell crab pakoras with mustard seed and curry leaf kadi; spinach and paneer samosas with minted yoghurt and tamarind-date chutney; and charcoal-roasted pork belly with spicy goan vindaloo and charred fennel.

So far, 70 per cent of Scarf's 181 graduates have found employment in the hospitality industry, including at venues such as The Sofitel, Top Paddock and Two Birds Brewing.

All proceeds of the dinner go directly to Scarf to fund its training programs. Bookings are essential.