Firestone Kitchen and Bar has again shown why it is the destination of choice for families, taking out the award for best Family Dining Restaurant – Sydney at the SW Restaurant & Catering Hostplus Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner 2019.
R&CA’s Awards for Excellence program provides deserved recognition to those restaurants and caterers that excel in their field. The Savour Australia Hostplus Awards for Excellence is a nationally recognised, independently judged awards program that recognises exceptional service and culinary talent across Australia.
For Head Chef Darren Foots and his team, this meant a process of mystery diners attending a meal at Firestone Kitchen And Bar, with adjudications made on all aspects of the dining experience, in this case pertaining to the “Family Experience”.
To say that we are proud of our team, and it’s commitment to providing a destination of choice for the community is an understatement.
Firestone Kitchen is open
Mon-Thu 11.30am – 2.30pm | 5pm – 9pm
Friday 11.30am – 2.30pm | 5pm – 9.30pm
Saturday 11.30am – 9.30pm
Sunday 11.30am – 9pm
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Peroni Nastro Azzuro
Now Available in Bel Cibo Italian and Firestone Bar. Peroni is brewed to the authentic Italian recipe originating in Lombardia, Italy in the 19th century and has a long history as Italy’s no.1 beer. This Mediterranean style lager has been brewed with the same flair, craftsmanship and attention to detail through three generations of master brewers and uses only the finest ingredients to deliver a crisp and refreshing beer with a delicate balance of bitterness, citrus and spicy aromatic notes, combined with a surprisingly fast and clean finish.
Rusty Yak Gingery Ale
Now Available in Firestone and Crystal Bars. The new ‘Rusty Yak’ is an alcoholic ginger beer. Designed for those seeking something a little unexpected, Rusty Yak packs a gingery aromatic punch, balanced with sweetness and rounded with malt. Featuring the combined characteristics of a light Pale Ale and the flavours of ginger, it is brewed using ginger extract as well as a signature Yakima Valley Cascade hops and an ale yeast.
Renowned Padstow artist and local high school art teacher, Moira Gensch, sadly passed away late 2018 at the age of 84 years.
Moira was the Art Mistress for almost 10 years at Bankstown Girls’ High School. Prior to that, she had taught at East Hill Boys’ High School, was the Art Demonstrator at Sydney Teachers’ College at the University of Sydney and trained at the famous East Sydney Tech Art School.
Moira will be fondly remembered by the Club and its Board for the two paintings now hanging in the Club’s Brett Street foyer. She was commissioned by the Club Board in early 1970s to produce them for use in the newly completed clubs Henry Lawson Room and Cocktail Lounge, which opened in 1973.
In an interview with Club President Daryl Melham late last year, Moira recalled that each painting took a couple of days to complete and whilst drying on her veranda of her Padstow home, a possum climbed onto one and skidded over it. She has had to clean it up and partly repaint it.
The paintings are based on short stories by Henry Lawson and depict scenes in two famous stories: The Drover’s Wife and The Loaded Dog.
The Loaded Dog (1901)
A hilarious short story about three gold miners and their dog, which runs a muck with a bomb cartridge in its mouth.
The Drover’s Wife (1892)
A dramatic short story of the hardship of a woman left alone with her four children in an isolated hut in outback Australia.
Moira Gensch l 08.05.1934 – 27.12.2018
Wife of Wolfgang Gensch, mother to Michelle, Peter and Katrina, Grandmother of nine and Great Grandmother of three.
Image: Photo of Moira at 1975 Art Exhibition held during the week of the 13th Anniversary Gala Celebrations for the Club in the Cocktail Lounge (Wattle and Waratah Rooms) and adjacent room (The Drover’s Retreat). Moira’s work was described as exciting and vivid.
On Friday 26 October, the Revesby Workers’ Club Board Of Directors hosted our Member Anniversary Event, celebrating 25, 40 & 50 year Memberships with afternoon tea and a few drinks.
All who attended enjoyed the event immensely as we celebrated their ongoing support to Revesby Workers’ Club. Each Member in attendance also received a commemorative certificate of appreciation from the Club.
Please enjoy the photos we took of the event.
The students at St Therese School are now learning in comfortable new furniture that was purchased thanks to the annual $3,000.00 donation by Revesby Workers’. The new furniture includes vibrant colours of tables, chairs, booth seats and lounges which create a space for group activities and independent learning.
St Therese School Principle, Jackie Vella is thankful for the generous annual donation and happy to see students making use of the new furniture for better learning.
“The students are enjoying the contemporary learning new furniture as it allows them flexibility in their learning as they can often choose which learning space is best suited to them. It allows the students to work collaboratively which is very important in education today.”
“Providing a contemporary leaning space allows teachers to design, engaging, purposeful and challenging experiences while encouraging students to be critical and creative thinkers, risk-takers and problem solvers.”
Revesby Workers’ Club has generously donated $84,000 to twenty-eight schools in the local community.
The annual cheque presentation morning tea was held at Revesby Workers’ Club where each school received a cheque for $3000.
The funding provided by Revesby Workers’ will go toward providing needed resources to create better support and better learning environments for students and parents.
Daryl Melham, President of Board of Directors says the contribution the schools make to the community is an invaluable to the lives of the young people in the community.
“The commitment and dedication of schools and especially teachers to children is instrumental to development and learning of thousands of children in our local community. We thank each school and support them with this donation as they continue to work hard and provide the best for all.”
The local schools were also invited to continue their partnership with Revesby Workers’ by telling their story of how the donation will assist their school.