ST KILDA FESTIVAL SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY 2014 @ ACLAND ST CANTINA
Personality plus and volume to the max, cohesively chaotic Acland St Cantina, will be serving up Mexican cuisine at its most authentic, robust and passionate all day. Featuring Latin American sips and scoffs (including $5 Lunch Club tacos), specially sourced single origin coffee and artisan ice cream, cross the border into Cantina for all your St Kilda Festival fancies.
Lazy Sundays at Royal Saxon are back with Spins, Spits and Swallows. Every Sunday the Royal Saxon will be serving up succulent suckling pig panini from the courtyard spit and a special 2 course, Sunday Spit Roast set menu on top of their delicious a la carte menu.
Buzzing for lunch on a Sunday, the Royal Saxon is a great place to finish the weekend off, especially given the Sunday specials include $5 Quiet Deeds schooners, $5 Coldstream Cider, $10 cocktails.
In some cultures, a loud burp at the end of the meal is considered a sign of appreciation but mostly, body by-products, whether they be wind, waste or simply indigestion, are not talked about in polite society.
And this is the very reason why Project Q.U.A.D in association with Bar Di Stasio have curated In + Out – an exhibition of emerging contemporary artists investigating the theme of “digestion" for the St Kilda Festival.
To launch the exhibition there will be a nine-hour event on Sunday, February 9, at Brightspace Gallery during the St Kilda Festival where you can put your own inner workings to the test. From 2pm treats will be served from Camper Pizza, Frozen Yoghurt, Chido Taco Truck and Lucky Pop Icy Poles. There will also be a selection of drinks available to purchase on the day.
What: In + Out exhibition
Where: Brightspace Gallery, 8 Martin Street, St Kilda
When: Sunday, February 9, from 12pm–9pm. Exhibition runs until Sunday, February 16.
Exhibiting Artists: ACAB Collective, Emma Barrett, Leon Buynevic, Colby Cannon , Ben Carollo, Nathan Ceddia, Mimi Leung, Ilya Milstein, Rachel Prince, Isobel Stuart + Sukoe
Performing Artists: Eric Demetriou + Jacqui Moore
THE CHIA CO AUSSIE OPEN VIP PARTY
Home grown success story The Chia Co celebrated 10 years of farming Chia in Australia on 23 January with an Aussie Open themed party. Professional table tennis players entertained Melbourne’s tastemakers as they snacked on a Chia-themed superfood menu, including the newly launched Chia Pod.
Triple M Sports Announcer Jeff Tyler MC’d the event, which was attended by key media personalities, including The Chia Co’s Founder John Foss and his wife Kay Foss. The Chia Pod Airstream proved to be an Instagram success and the winners of the lucky door prizes, Women’s Aussie Open final tickets and Beach Cruiser bikes were the envy of the crowd.
Read more about The Chia Co here. --- DANIEL SPONIAR SNAPS AUSTRALIA'S TOP CHEFS FOR MFWF
Sydney based photographer Daniel Sponiar will soon launch his exhibition ‘Yes Chef!’ for Melbourne Food & Wine Festival. The photographic portrait exhibition showcases some of Australia’s most respected chefs, conceptualising elements of their lives beyond the restaurant kitchen and presenting fresh insight into the venerable men in white.
This Valentine's Day, Hammer & Tong is sharing the love with Executive Chef Simon Ward creating a once off menu created to be shared with your loved one.
Hammer & Tong will be showcasing a three course menu that is designed for sharing; the perfect way to spend an intimate evening with someone special! Designed to entice the palette, the menu features Coffin bay oysters and complementary bubbles on arrival, followed by courses of Kingfish and Wagyu beef and finishes with a Cherry Ripe Lamington dessert that will win your heart and make your Valentine's Day complete.