A COMMON interest in wining and dining has kept the Cork and Fork Club strong over four decades.
The society collaborated at the opening of Catfish Thai on Tuesday night for the monthly event.
The Cork and Fork Society allocate a dinner-master for each month to organise the evening.
This month’s dinner-master was Nick Webster chose Catfish Thai because of head chef Damien Jones’ reputation.
“We note a restaurant’s reputation before we go there,” Mr Webster said.
“We know Damien from the Lydiard Wine Bar and he looks after us and we just wanted to come here and support him on the opening night of Catfish Thai.”
Mr Webster said food and wine wasn’t the only bond between the society.
“We have a common interest in food and wine, and then friendship comes after that,” he said.
The society of 24 members celebrated its 40th anniversary this year completing the Ballarat restaurant circuit dozens of times.
The sole remaining founding member Barry Currie joined the society when he was just 12 years old and said he would have been to at least 400 outings.