Renowned Australian chef, Guy Grossi regaled more than 60 professional conference organisers with stories from his recent 7500km journey through Italy, at an exclusive event hosted by IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) on February 26, 2013.
Held at Guy’s own Merchant Osteria Veneta – one of the restaurants at InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto – the evening – titled A Conversation with Guy Grossi – saw the celebrated chef sharing memories from his trip, where he researched his new, yet-to-be-released book.
Guy also treated guests to live cooking in the restaurant’s open kitchen, preparing a traditional fish risotto dish from the Venetian Lagoons – one of four courses served throughout the night. Guests also received a signed copy of Guy’s most recent book, Recipes from My Mother’s Kitchen.
Guy is one of the inspirational speakers available to share experiences and interact with guests, as part of InterContinental Hotels & Resorts’ Insider Collection range of event services, exclusive to InterContinental Meetings.
Organisations represented at the event included Off-Site Connections Event Solutions, On Q Event Management, Conference Resources, Events CTM, MCI Australia and Arinex.
Guests also included more than 20 IHG representatives hailing from across Australasia, Asia and the Middle East, visiting Melbourne for the annual AIME event.
Pictured above are: Joerg Boeckeler (general manager, InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto), Jenny Morrell (director of regional sales, Australasia IHG), Guy Grossi and Marcus Tait (director of commercial, Australasia IHG).