Eat It: Cam And Matt Pay Tribute To Gin Palace Founder Vernon Chalker
Eat It pay tender tribute to the founder of Gin Palace, Vernon Chalker, who passed away last week. Vernon was widely regarded as a pioneer in the Melbourne bar and hospitality industry, known for his integrity and character as much as his taste and professionalism. “He was someone that changed the game long before the celebrity of it all kicked in,” remembers Igni owner/chef, Aaron Turner, on Eat It. “He’s a man of integrity in what he did, and single-focussed as well. It’s not lost on me at all what he’s contributed to our society.” Cam and Matt also talk to others who share beautiful memories of Vernon; and Cam makes a martini on air in his honour.