World's Best BYO 2018
Celebrating its eleventh year, the Fink Group and Cure Cancer Australia came together to host the World’s Best BYO at OTTO Ristorante at Woolloomooloo’s Finger Wharf.
The popular epicurean event, held on Tuesday 14 August 2018, saw 169 of Sydney’s most generous bon vivants bring along their best bottles, raise their glasses and dig deep to support vital cancer research at the annual ‘World’s Best BYO’. The MC for the evening was the wonderful Natarsha Belling, who – despite a dramatic fall the previous day – led the evening with aplomb.
AN ESTEEMED GUEST LIST
Guests including Dr Mark Pinese, a Senior Researcher Officer at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research; Lyndey Milan AM; John Fink, Fink Group’s own Creative Director; plus guests from innovative corporates across Sydney including AMP Capital, Sydney Airport, Scentre Group, PWC, KPMG, and Macquarie Bank joined the fun, bringing along their most prized vintages of wine and to match an extraordinary Italian menu prepared by Executive Chef Richard Ptacnik, whilst raising vital funds to support cancer research. Guests heard from Cure Cancer Australia's new CEO Nikki Kinloch, Chairman of the Board, Philip Corne and grant recipient Dr Mark Pinese, who gave an incredible insight into his current research on predicting cancer risk in patients.
Some of Australia’s best sommeliers, hailing from Bennelong, Quay, Otto, Lucio’s, Merivale, Mr Wong, Black Bar & Grill and Glass were on hand throughout the night to pour guests’ special vintages into varietal-specific Riedel glassware and to recommend matching wines for each course.
MAGNIFICENT PRIZES RAISE FUNDS
On arrival, guests sipped on Piper Heidsieck, and during the evening bid on magnificent prizes from One&Only Resorts, Paspaley, Dior, Cloudy Bay, Bulgari, R. M. Williams, Tag Heuer and The Fink Group, raising over $150,000 to fund new research grants for Cure Cancer Australia.
Over its eleven-year history, the event has raised nearly $1.8 million for cancer research.
We are so grateful to all those who have shown their support and generosity. But with an estimated 134,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed every day in Australia alone, there is still an incredible amount of work to be done. Please consider joining the Cure Cancer Collaboration; an exclusive alliance of like-minded philanthropists who invest a minimum of $1,000 or more annually to support our talented young cancer researchers.
It is only through your support that we can continue funding life-saving research. Together, let’s make this the last generation to die from cancer.