LITTLE THINGS DINNER
An aesthetic and sensory collaboration between chefs, ceramicist and floral designer, facilitated by Kitty Wong and Marnie Ross, all invited into the gallery space to create an experience evoking the sensibilities of spring. The vibrancy of the exotic floral arrangements, conjured up from the limitless imagination of Myra Perez, set the backdrop for an exquisite menu devised by chefs Shu Liu from Melbourne’s Shu Restaurant and Lex Wong from Yang & Co restaurant and Yang’s Malaysian Food Truck.
On arrival, guests were treated to our signature cocktail, the Sake-tini, a fresh, tangy treat to refresh and cleanse the palette before the feast. After perusing the exhibition, guests were then seated at a table adorned with luscious blooms, evocative of a bountiful spring paradise.
Aesthetics were carefully considered, the dishes, garnished with edible flowers, were delicately plated on handcrafted ceramic platters and vessels which were glazed with deep inky blues and soft earthy tones. Possessing earthly qualities that remind us of the beauty of being immersed in nature, Louisa Hart’s ceramics celebrate the fluidity of organic form, their beauty residing in their imperfection and the varied textures and tones that elevate these functional objects to highly sought after decorative pieces.
The menu featured 10 different dishes, plated up on share platters from which guests were able to help themselves. This communal form of dining celebrates the act of sharing and inspires a sense of gratitude for special moments and conversations had with both old and new friends. A variety of flavours and textures were experienced in dishes such as the Queensland King Prawns, scallop mousse, wrapped in spiced kumara and the chargrilled Pope Eye, served with a side of water chestnuts, Shimeji mushroom, water spinach and spring beans. To conclude this culinary experience, dessert was served, a modern twist on a classic, Zuzu, green tea and avocado cheesecake with Japanese citrus and finger lime.
We loved seeing the gallery space come to life with the sounds of people enjoying food and drink, engaging in animated conversation and sharing stories whilst celebrating the work of the finalists of the Little Things Art Prize, whose inspiring work was the perfect backdrop to our Spring Feast.
For more information, please contact:
Kitty Wong – info[at]saintcloche.com or 0434 274 251