Melbourne: Cutler & Co Dining Room – Monday 27th May 2013 7-11pm    Sydney: Quay Restaurant – Tuesday 18th June 2013 7-11pm

Cure Cancer Australia’s World’s Best BYO (WBBYO) event is a highlight on the Australian wine, gastronome and charity social charity calendar.

This unique event sponsored by Quay (Sydney) and Cutler & Co Dining Room (Melbourne) is a premium fundraising evening that celebrates the harmony of three chef hat cuisine and exquisite wine.

Guests have the rare opportunity to bring along a coveted bottle from their personal collection to be enjoyed in the company of a unparalleled degustation menu prepared by multi award winning Chefs, Peter Gilmore (Quay) and Andrew McConnell (Cutler & Co). Each table is allocated a dedicated sommelier heralding from one of Australia’s finest restaurants.

Now in its sixth year, the World’s Best BYO is a highlight on the gastronome social calendar while also raising vital funds for life saving cancer research, with over $600,000 raised thus far for cancer research.

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This exceptional food and wine experience is not to be missed. Each table’s dedicated sommelier will care for, prepare and discuss guest’s prized wines.
Awards will be given for the best sparkling, white and red wines of the evening.

Our impressive line up of MC’s have included: Lyndey Milan, Jill Dupleix, Simon Marnie and Jane Faulkner.

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A limited number of superb money can’t buy items auction and raffle items are available on the night.

Tickets are limited and well worth the $1,000 price tag to help raise funds for Cure Cancer Australia. Tables of 10 and 12 are also available. A tax deductible component may apply.

Each World’s Best BYO table will have its own Sommelier, one of the amazing team of top sommeliers from Australia’s finest restaurants who donate their time each year.

The line up of our fabulous sommeliers has included:

  • Liam O’Brien – Cutler & Co. Dining Room
  • Matthew Brooke – Circa, the Prince
  • Penny Grant – Stokehouse
  • Gabrielle Poy – City Wine Shop
  • Bengt Baumgartner – The European
  • Greg Lightfoot – Union Dining
  • Thomas Hogan – Lake House
  • Banjo Harris Plane – Attica
  • Jackson Watson – Taxi Dining Room
  • Ben Richards – Rockpool Bar & Grill
  • Rocco Esposito – Vue de Monde
  • Jacques Reymond
  • Andrew Phillpot – Press Club
  • Sebastian Crowther – Royal Mail


  • Amanda Yallop, Quay
  • Gabrielle Webster,  Bloodwood
  • Michael Engelmann MS, Rockpool Bar & Grill Sydney
  • Emma Plumridge, Rockpool Sydney
  • Franck Moreau MS, Merivale Group Sommelier
  • Paul Beaton, est.
  • Dennis Roman, Uccello/Ivy
  • Tristan Habeck, Whole Bunch Wines
  • Sebastian Crowther, Royal Mail, Victoria
  • Kim Bickley, Hilton Group Sommelier
  • Ben Moechtar, Delicado
  • Richard Hargreave, Momofuko
  • Matt Swieboda, Love Tilly Devine
  • Rodney Setter, Sepia
  • Simon Curkovic, Catalina
  • Patrick White, Otto
  • Addy Lam, Quay
  • Russell Mills, Quay

To secure a ticket to the Sydney or Melbourne events please call Jo Gilbert on 1300 134 567 or email

All funds raised on the evening support life saving research through Cure Cancer Australia. In its four years, the WBBYO has raised over $600,000 for Cure Cancer Australia. A one year funding grant for Dr Nikki Verrills (researching myeloid leukaemia) has been made possible by those who support the World’s Best BYO along with countless hours of research across all types of cancer.

To learn more about Nikki’s research project, click here…

The World’s Best BYO would not be possible without the generosity of our major sponsors Quay and Cutler & Co Dining Room.

Quay was named “Best Restaurant in Australasia” for the 3rd year in a row in the S Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2012 and Cutler & Co Dining Room, awarded best restaurant in Victoria in the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Guide 2011, 2012 and 2013.

We would also like to thank:
BLACK Communications, Liquid Ideas, Moet Hennessy (Krug, Veuve Clicquot, Domaine Chandon), Louis Vuitton, Travel the World, Riedel, the Prince Wine Store, Dior, Bibendum Wine Co, The First Families of Wine, Langtons, Amplify Industries, Proactive Graphics, Giaconda, Vintec and all of our partners who have generously donated their products and services to ensure the World’s Best BYO raises as much money as possible for 
cancer research.