Dining Galleries – Yum Cha 2.0

Sun 5th May 2024 at 12:00 PM


Maybe Sunday yum cha is already a ritual. Maybe you’ve been meaning to make it happen. No matter: this elevated, elegant take on the tradition welcomes all. And with five chefs taking charge, license to pursue creative impulses and the buzz of a single service, this party has your name on it. 

The culinary stars have united Benjamin Cooper, Hansol Lee, Trisha Greentree, Mitch Orr and Kirby Shearing. Alone each is feted. Together? Prepare to be dazzled.  

You know Cooper from Chin Chin, where his broad global experience has redefined Southeast Asian cooking in Australia. Art, music and culture also rule at the restaurant’s Melbourne and Sydney outposts, all beneath a dreamy wash of neon light.  

Just four seats are available at Matsu, the newly hatted Melbourne kaiseki restaurant Lee launched after a formative decade at fellow Japanese fine diner Kenzan. Bookings are coveted; praise for its intricate dishes is effusive.   

Greentree and Orr, meanwhile, continue making waves in Sydney. Diverse global experience guides Greentree, who worked at the likes of Brae and Mr Wong before a move to Fratelli Paradiso.  A penchant for bending the rules guides Orr, a trailblazer now heading up the kitchen at Kiln restaurant in Surry Hills’ Ace Hotel.  

Shearing founded the intimate Elementary, a Mount Gambier fine diner renowned for its personal service and seasonal menu. His philosophy? Use regional fare wherever possible.  

Warmth, bustle, excitement and spontaneity. The trolleys are ready. Let’s do yum cha.  


  • Food: five yum cha-style snacks and two substantial dishes, dessert
  • Beverages: paired beverages with each course


Our menus utilise regional produce at the height of its season and take months of careful planning. Many of the dishes featured will not be adaptable for particular dietary requirements. This event can cater to vegetarian, vegan and coeliac dietary requirements, although the menu may not be designed or executed by the visiting chefs. For any other requirements please contact the event organiser prior to purchasing.

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From $195 to $195