This event is now sold out, however, tickets are available for our next Cook2Cure event at Sails on Lavender Bay. Click here for details. 

A Beautiful Dining Experience

Our special Cook2Cure featured a mouth-watering bespoke menu created especially for Neuroblastoma Australia by the talented team at Ormeggio, led by legendary Executive Chef - Alessandro Pavoni. 

Our friends at Symphonia Fine Wines once again matched each sensational course with one of their exceptional wines made from grapes harvested from their vineyard in Victoria. 

Guests enjoyed a 3-course menu that included fresh bread, sparkling wine on arrival and complimentary wines during the meal. 

Bespoke 3-Course Menu

Organic sourdough
Amalfi lemon butter
Baccala cappuccino
Salted cod alla vicentina – Dutch Cream potato – brioche croutons
Salt-baked Barramundi
Preserved lemon - salsa verda 
Served with salad
Cannolo Siciliano with Stracciatella ricotta gelato, cocoa nibs, candied orange, Bronte pistachio ganache and cannolo shells.

Funds raised from our Cook2Cure dining events contribute to vital research for neuroblastoma childhood cancer.

This event is now sold out, however, tickets are available for our next Cook2Cure event at Sails on Lavender Bay. Click here for details.

Dinner @ Ormeggio at the Spit, Mosman

Described by Delicious magazine as a restaurant that's, "...infused with the soul of southern Italy," Ormeggio continues to be one of Sydney's most sought-after dining destinations.

Taking over the restaurant in 2009, Alessandro Pavoni has spent the last decade creating beautiful dishes that pay homage to Italy's culture and cuisine.

Alessandro Pavoni

Pavoni's culinary journey began in Brescia, Italy, where he trained alongside renowned chefs Iginio Massari and Giuseppe Maffioli at Carlo Magno.

He further honed his skills in Michelin-starred venues such as La Rotonde in France and Villa Fiordaliso on Lake Garda. After contributing his talents to Bermuda's Restaurant Lido, he permanently settled in Sydney in 2003.

In 2005, he assumed the role of Executive Chef at the Park Hyatt, managing a team of over 30 chefs. Fulfilling his dream, Pavoni established Ormeggio at The Spit in 2009, earning national acclaim and a spot on MasterChef Australia. In 2014, he expanded his culinary portfolio with Chiosco by Ormeggio, evoking Italian coastal summers.

2020 saw Pavoni open A'Mare (Italian for 'at the seas') at Crown Sydney. Complementing the ethos of Ormeggio and Chiosco, A'Mare keeps Italian influences at its heart but focuses on creating classic regional dishes that showcase beautiful local seafood. 

Cook2Cure: The Book

Cook2Cure is a fabulous collection of recipes donated by some of Australia’s top chefs and cooks in a bid to raise money for Neuroblastoma childhood cancer. 


Maggie Beer                                           
Supporting us in our mission are 48 celebrated chefs, including:
  • Alessandro Pavoni
  • Adriano Zumbo
  • Neil Perry
  • Donna Hay
  • Colin Fassnidge
  • Diana Chan
  • Matt Moran 
  • Maggie Beer 
The book features a variety of tantalising recipes for foodies to create at home.  Suitable for meat-eaters, pescatarians and vegetarians alike, dishes include; Smoked Ocean Trout Rillettes, Saffron Tagliolini, Roast Duck Fillet with Orange and Hazelnuts, and Chickpea Patties with Green Tahini and Beetroot.
There will be a limited number of books to pre-order and collect on the day at Ormeggio.
For only $40, you'll receive this stunning limited-edition cookbook with 100% of the profits from the sale going directly to Neuroblastoma Australia, to help fund leading research projects to develop new, effective and kinder treatments for children with neuroblastoma cancer.
Buy, gift or share this wonderful book to get a fantastic set of recipes and donate to cause that will help so many.
If you can't join us for Cook2Cure but would still like a copy of the recipe book, or would prefer to have your book delivered, please purchase via our online shop.

Our Inspiration

COOK2CURE is dedicated to Sienna Hoffmann, a special little girl who is the inspiration behind the charity Neuroblastoma Australia.

Sienna was diagnosed with neuroblastoma when she was just nine months old and endured relentless treatments. After 10 months Sienna was in remission, but sadly the cancer returned just after she turned two years old. There is currently no cure for relapsed neuroblastoma. 

Tragically Sienna passed away when she was just two and a half years old. Too many young children lose their lives to this disease – their future and the expected future of an entire family is suddenly cruelly destroyed. The only way to find answers to this disease is through research and funding.

Booking for this event has now closed.