Tastes is the name for our Restaurant Evenings

Tastes was founded  by Peter McGregor in 2009 and is now led by Geoff Bransbury. Typically we have Tastes Evenings quarterly in February, May, August and November. Members  and Partners and Friends welcome.     Click on the photo to enlarge

Feb 2023 - Tastes at RBYC

75 members and partners attended our fifth annual Summer Tastes at RBYC. Great value at $65.00 pp which included a bottle of wine per couple and a very generous 3 course meal. We found out later that the wine that was included was priced at $80.00 on the wine list so they looked after us as always.  PHOTOS  -Thanks Alan Stevens

May 2021 - Mid Valleys Malaysian - Bay Road

This superb little restaurant in Bay Road (opposite Aldi) is a “must visit! Host Lilly and Chef Johnny served us up a huge feast. 54 members attended. That was the maximum the reataurant could serve. Wine was, as usual, carefully selected by Geoff Bransbury was available at $15.00 per bottle (wine is purchased from Dan Murphy when they have specials – the value of wines is normally $15–$18 at cost price.The cost of the meal was $40pp and there was way too much food but hosts Lilly and Chef  Johnny wanted to show off their dishes. They certainly did that!

February 2021 Royal Brighton Yacht Club - 3rd year

This is our third year at RYBC and it has virtually become an “annual event”.  We had a record crowd for Tastes at 81 guests. As before the food was outstanding and the venue is excellent. Unfortunately it wasn’t the best weather so luckily we held the event inside. The venue was closed for us and we had the place to ourselves.
The cost was $55.00 pp for a two course meal PLUS a bottle of wine per couple. Outstanding value.

February 2020 - Royal Brighton Yacht Club - 2nd Year

Little did we know...Our last event, just weeks before COVID hit...

Last year, this venue was such a success we decided to go back. The numbers were a record 72 people. The weather wasn’t so good so we held the event in the restaurant which we had to ourselves

The price was the same as last year -$50pp for a 2 course dinner with a free bottle of wine per couple
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November 2019 - Madojai - Royal Thai - Beaumaris

A n excellent and varied meal was enjoyed by a full house of 45 members. This restaurant prides itself on “high end” Thai dishes, also known as Royal Thai. The entres particularly reflect this. This restaurant is more expensive than “street” Thai restaurants which are the the norm, but well worth a visit.
Note: This restaurant now closed

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August 2019 - Six Keys Beaumaris - French inspired night

59 attended a wonderful evening. Excellent food with French music, a big choice of French, Australian and NZ wines and a little tipple of Grand Marnier or Cognac donated from Geoff Bransbury’s spirit cupboard! Dave the host and Daniel the chef did a great job. Free corkage was offered to those who attended for  all of September. 

Sadly this restaurant is now closed

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May 2019 - Elichi - Black Rock - Modern Indian - Attendance 68

Sanjay, our host served up some wonderful food. The wines were  especially chosen and great value. A terrific evening.

Sadly this restaurant is now closed

February 2019 - Royal Brighton Yacht Club - 1st Year

John Pound is a long time member of RBYC and suggested it might be an excellent venue for Tastes. How right he was.
We negotiated a very special price with Caroline and Hannah. 
The weather was beautiful and we had the event on the large deck. We could see the sunset. Some members got a little sunburnt so the restaurant found us some hats!

The food was superb

The price was $50pp for a 2 course dinner with a free bottle of wine per couple
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October 2018 - Vincents, Beaumaris

This restaurant on Beach Road Beaumaris was an institution for over 30 years. It served excellent food at sensible prices. Sadly it closed in 2020.
Our Tastes evening was no exception. The food was up to it’s usual standard in cost, quality and certainly quantity. A great evening. Thank you Alan Stevens. This was Alans’ last evening as Tastes organiser.

May 2018 -lL Forno, Hampton