Almanac Lunch – The Odd Friday Lunch with Phil Cleary (Nov 17)

Odd Friday Lunch with Phil Cleary (always engaging and entertaining)


Friday, Nov 17
$35 for three course
Bookings: 94864501



Entree – Penne Pasta Alla Norma, Tomato, Fried Eggplant, Basil, Olives & Salted Ricotta.
Main – Roast Duck Breast, Broccolini, Lemon Roasted Potatoes & Whipped Fetta or
Crispy Skinned Ocean Trout Fillet, Spiced Carrot Cream, Cilantro Salsa & Crispy Prosciutto.
Dessert – Cheese Platter.


Phil Cleary is a well known Victorian football player, politician, media person, writer and social and political campaigner.

Phil played 205 games for Coburg FC in the VFA, and then moved on to be a very successful coach in the VFA, including an unbeaten record as coach of the VFA representative side. He continued his ties with coaching, and with the VFA/VFL as a TV commentator for over 25 years.

Phil moved in to politics in 1992, successfully winning Wills after Bob Hawke resigned from Federal politics. He was the first non Labor person to be elected to the seat of Wills, and became a high profile independent. He lost the seat back to Labor in 1996, possibly caused by a redistribution in the seat. He has since contested upper and lower seats in the Victorian State Parliament as an independent.
He is a regular media person for football, and on social and political issues including his campaign to stop male violence against women, after the murder of his sister by her partner in 1987. He is a public speaker and has written three books.


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