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Rotary Club of St Kilda   about this project
Relish 2009, is a project managed by the Rotary Club of St Kilda Inc. that has involved the creation of a recipe book, with recipes contributed by local City of Port Phillip restaurants and cafes. Proceeds from sales of the recipe book will be donated to the Sacred Heart Mission and Rotary International’s project, ShelterBox.

In the sixteen weeks between June and October 2008, the Rotary Club of St Kilda Inc. managed to secure the support of 58 restaurants and cafes, sponsorship to cover the printing costs of the book, gain the support from local photographers & designers in the production of the book, and print the publication.

The book is great value, retailing at $14.95, and makes an ideal Christmas gift for anyone who loves food or dining out.

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Sacred Heart Mission & ShelterBox   about the charities
The Sacred Heart Mission serves over 450 meals each day in their dining hall. In addition to providing nutritious 3-course meals, the Dining Hall gives isolated people opportunities to develop friendships and a sense of connection within the local community.

ShelterBox is a Rotary International organisation that provides disaster relief in the form of a box that contains a 10 person tent and living implements for a prolonged period of time. Recent deployments include Burma after Cyclone Nargis and China after the earthquake. (Please visit their website, for more information.)

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Relish 2009   buy relish 2009 now
Relish 2009 is available for purchase now from participating shops, restaurants, cafes, Bendigo Bank in Elwood and the ASSIST Centre at the City of Port Phillip. It will also be available at many local events throughout December including farmer's markets, Annual General Meetings and end of year school fetes. The books is also available for purchase from this website.

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Relish 2009   relish 2009 sponsors
Relish 2009 received many sponsors and supporters from the City of Port Phillip area - so much so that we managed to cover all of our productions costs through sponsorship. This means that when you purchase a copy of Relish 2009, every dollar goes to the nominated charities.


Relish 2009   relish 2009 contributors
We offer a special thank you to the chefs, cooks, cafes and restaurants who participated in this project by contributing their recipes and offering their support – without you there would be no book!

relish 2009 contributors

Relish 2009   this book is dedicated to Donlevy Fitzpatrick
This book is dedicated to Donlevy Fitzpatrick, 1946–2008, in appreciation of his contribution to the St Kilda food and wine scene.

He was the founder of the Dogs Bar, which he created when St Kilda was still an unfashionable destination, and in the early 1990s he redeveloped The George after it had languished for decades in disrepair. Both are iconic venues that provide a uniquely St Kilda experience.

Donlevy was one of a small group of passionate people who tackled and liberalised the Victorian licensing laws so that bars, cafes and restaurants could serve food and wine in informal settings, including street fronts and footpaths.

He has left Melbourne with a strong legacy that benefits all of us who are lovers of good food and enjoy a glass of wine.

Tastes of St Kilda   winners of the tastes of st kilda competition
The Tastes of St Kilda Relish Recipe Book Competition winners were announced on Thursday 19 March 2009.

Each winner received a Food experience package with renowned culinary food trainer, Glenn Flood and a Raw Materials Spanish hamper. The major prize winner received a Prince Hotel Spa & Circa Dinner package.

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