Australian National Homebrewing Conference: Pairing Dinner 2017

Oct. 21st, 2017 William Angliss Institute, Melbourne

ANHC is back with a modern-Vietnamese menu, expertly paired to traditional European beer styles with 21st century spin. Our 2017 pairing dinner will feature a lavish four course meal, curated by the talented Dai Duong of Uncle Restaurants working with select award-winning, nationally recognised brewers and their best beers on show.

The Chef
Dai Duong
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Dai's passion for travel has led him to many locations around the world including
Mexico, USA, Eastern Europe, Egypt, Morocco, Japan, South East Asia and back to
his homeland of Vietnam. His main focus of travel is to learn about new
cultures and explore the local cuisine to give renewed inspiration for menu
ideas when returning to work.

Dai has worked as head chef at the one hat restaurant Dandelion, one hat Veludo, fine dining at Punch Lane, St. Kilda's bustling Pelican and is current co-owner and head chef at Uncle Restaurants in St. Kilda and Melbourne's CBD.

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 The MC
 Paul Mecurio

One of Australia's most accomplished and recognised television personalities, Paul Mercurio will return to ANHC to host the 2017 Food & Beer Pairing dinner. Paul has explored and succeeded in his accomplishments within many facets of the entertainment industry. These feature his pursuits in dance, choreography, acting, television presenting, cooking, beer brewing and writing.

Paul began to follow his passion for food and brewing, hosting over 70 TV episodes with Paul, preparing, cooking and presenting his favourite dishes for some of Australia’s most recognised chefs. He has also taken this passion into writing, having authored three cookbooks. His 2nd book, 'Cooking With Beer', was an enormous success selling in seven countries and in four languages, and was voted the 4th best beer book in the world at the Gourmand Cookbook awards in Paris 2012.

Paul has even released his own beer into the Melbourne market way back in 2005, and has recently brewed a collaboration beer with Bentspoke.

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F.A.Q. You have questions. We have answers.

What is the ANHC pairing dinner?

It's an event where we bring four award-winning and/or nationally recognised home brewers together with a top chef, to create a menu showcasing the diverse range of flavour and ingredients between food & beer.

Where is the dinner located?

William Angliss Institute, 550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000  Map & Venue Markers

What is the date and time of the event?

Saturday October 21st 2017 6PM Arrival to 10:30PM

Does the dinner have a dress code? I love my stinky homebrew / favourite brewery T-shirt!

Smart formal preferred. Denim is acceptable. Sneakers/Thongs/Crocs are inappropriate. The use of Segway into dinner wearing shorts with Crocs and white athletic socks may result in instant high-fives. But again, we're hoping for smart formal.

Can you cater to my dietary requirement or food allergy?

Absolutely! At ticket purchase, please specify your dietary need(s) during checkout (Step 5). Chef Dai, in working with the team at Angliss will take care of it, to make sure everyone has a great night. Not a problem.

What is the ANHC objective?

•    Raise awareness of homebrewing.
•    Share brewing knowledge and experience.
•    Provide inspiration, ideas and motivation for brewers.
•    Improve the quality of Australian homebrewed beer.
•    Build relationships within the Australian homebrewing and brewing community.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept Visa and Mastercard via eWay at checkout. We now also accept PayPal.

How can I get in contact with ANHC?

Please shoot an email to: or use the Contact Us form on website.

Who is ANHC?

Australian National Homebrewing Conference Pty Ltd, a registered company established for the purpose of conducting and perpetuating the conference. The company is a not-for-profit organisation that is staffed exclusively by volunteers (the ANHC committee and all supporters are volunteers).




William Angliss Institute, Melbourne

55 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, VIC. 3000
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