En­joy the Rotto Cup

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Wekly Life - By DENISE S. CAHILL

THE team at Ho­tel Rot­tnest wants to bring the Mel­bourne Cup to Rot­tnest Is­land this year.

Ex­ec­u­tive chef Ben Bois­de­vesy said it would be Mel­bourne Cup “plus the view”.

Mr Bois­de­vesy said be­ing French and liv­ing in the UK for many years meant he did not get to ex­pe­ri­ence the hype of the Mel­bourne Cup un­til he moved to Rot­tnest three years ago.

“We’re try­ing to push the event fur­ther with a new menu ev­ery year and bring peo­ple to Rot­tnest for the day,” he said.

Mr Bois­de­vesy’s friend from the UK was work­ing as the gen­eral man­ager of Ho­tel Rot­tnest when he con­vinced the chef to work there for the sum­mer sea­son.

“Next thing I know it’s been three years,” he said. “It’s a hard place to leave.” Ho­tel Rot­tnest events man­ager Chris Monk, who is well aware of the hype sur­round­ing “the race that stops a na­tion” hav­ing lived in Mel­bourne, said this year pun­ters would get live mu­sic, best dressed prizes and out­door games.

Mr Monk said guests would also re­ceive cham­pagne on ar­rival cour­tesy of spon­sors Mumm.

Pic­ture: Andrew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d459724

Events man­ager Chris Monk and chef Ben Bois­de­vesy are ready for the Mel­bourne Cup lun­cheon at Rot­tnest.

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