Surry Hills restaurant Folonomo, which has been giving 100 per cent of its profits to charity since 2015, has closed. Sort of.
It’s been converted into an events space for parties and pop-ups, and is encouraging Sydney’s top chefs to step forward to give back.
The first chef to hop on board is Jarrod Walsh, owner and head chef of Newtown’s Hartsyard (formerly of Automata). He’ll be hosting a seven-course, completely vegetarian dinner on August 15 with his partner, chef Dorothy Lee (formerly of Saga and Momofuku Seiobo).
The degustation will include dishes such as shiitake mushrooms with buttermilk and lemon thyme, and citrus blood-orange cream with marigold. Plus there’ll be a cocktail (whiskey, black tea and grapefruit) served on arrival. Tickets are $95 and all proceeds go towards HopeForOllie, which supports research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Diners will have the option to pair their dishes with local wines for an extra fee.
From 6.30pm to 10pm.