Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Reminder: only two more days to enter Menu for Hope raffle

Just a quick reminder about the post I wrote last week about Menu for Hope, the annual fundraising campaign/raffle hosted by food bloggers around the world to raise money for the UN World Food Programme (WFP).

The raffle ends on CHRISTMAS DAY, FRIDAY 25 DECEMBER at I'm not sure exactly what time - so to be on the safe side please remember to buy your tickets TODAY or TOMORROW. I've had a look at the raffle bids entered so far on the Firstgiving website, and the odds of winning many of the prizes (including the Melbourne Gastronome hosted prizes AP27 and AP28) are still very reasonable, so please get in there and place your bids ASAP!

Remember, the money raised is going to a very good cause, so you might like to consider raffle tickets as a Christmas present for friends/loved ones who prefer socially responsible and humanitarian gifts (with the added bonus of the chance to win prizes!).

Here's the full list of worldwide prizes, and the full list of Australia-Pacific prizes. The Melbourne Gastronome hosted prizes are:

Small Batch promo

AP27 Six months supply of Small Batch specialty coffee worth $250+

250g bag of specialty coffee roasted by Small Batch (as seen at Auction Rooms) sent to your address each fortnight for six months. Rotating selection of whatever’s best that week, be it a blend, single origin or Cup of Excellence. Please specify if you prefer filter-oriented or espresso-oriented.

Auction Rooms

AP28 Brunch for four at Auction Rooms plus 12 Sugadeaux cupcakes total value approx $140

Brunch and syphon coffee demonstration for 4 people at Auction Rooms in beautiful downtown North Melbourne PLUS box of 12 Sugadeaux salted caramel cupcakes (or other Sugadeaux flavour of your choice), delivered to you personally at your Auction Rooms brunch by Melbourne Gastronome (schedule permitting!).

Full details on how to enter can be found on my original post here. Thanks to those that have entered so far, and to those who will enter before Friday... thank you, you're all wonderful.

O Christmas Tree

Finally, Merry Christmas from Melbourne Gastronome! A safe and happy holiday season to all readers. :)


Anonymous said...

Have you been here, The Luncheonette, meant to be like a NYC diner, might be worth checking out:
173 Rankins Road, Kensington (opposite Kensington train station)

Anonymous said...

While you're there, you should also check out Elevenses. Just 2 doors down (169 Rankins Rd, Kensington also opp Kensington Train Station). They serve amazing coffee and it has so much character!