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David Thompson and Lennox Hastie are cooking a fiery dinner next week

David Thompson is the next chef to partner with Lennox Hastie in Firedoor's dinner series.

By Emma Breheny
Lennox Hastie, Firedoor

David Thompson is the next chef to partner with Lennox Hastie in Firedoor's dinner series.

Long Chim's David Thompson will join Lennox Hastie in cooking over coals at a one-off dinner at Firedoor on 20 March. The two chefs will create an eight-course menu as part of the restaurant's Fireside dinner series that strikes a balance between Thompson's Thai expertise and Hastie's signature wood-fired dishes. Hastie uses over 13 different Australian woods in Firedoor's grills to season his dishes with the smoky flavours of different coals.

Thompson and Hastie will serve up a formidable jungle curry with a Firedoor twist, an omelette wrapped in banana leaf and hot from one of the restaurant's four grills, and an ash-baked coconut dessert with jackfruit custard. Each course will be served with matched wines.

Peter Gilmore appeared at a Fireside dinner last August, with more chefs due to be announced as part of the series. Tickets are limited to 50 people.

Fireside - David Thompson x Lennox Hastie is happening 20 March, 6.30 pm at Firedoor, 22-23 Mary Street, Surry Hills, NSW. Bookings are essential: 02 8204 0800, reservations@finkgroup.com.au.