Event Inception showcased the event industry’s most premium suppliers at their new venue called the COMMUNE at 901 Bourke Street Waterloo on Wednesday 10 August 2016.
About 500 attendees came to see the latest innovations of Sydney’s top event suppliers including AV, styling and décor, entertainment, pyrotechnics, food, wine and impeccable service.
COMMUNE is a 3000m2 warehouse precinct spanning two 100 year old warehouses and a private outdoor laneway. It is a unique and flexibility space that can be easily transformed to create a completely different event each time. For this event, there were four new Decorative Events and Exhibitions styling collections
When guests arrived, they walked through a private, fire-lined alleyway entrance supplied by pyrotechnics and fireworks specialists Howard & Sons. The first exhibition space they entered was The Conservatory, which was allocated for the pre-function canapes and entertainment. The Conservatory is botanically inspired space with secret gardens and butterfly houses. Guests were treated to entertainment by an energetic DJ set, and musicians and vocalists of the band, “La Fiesta” from Quality Control Entertainment (QCE).
Guests were then ushered through three theatrical culinary journeys hosted in three different Dining Studio Restaurants provided by Sydney’s best caterers: Aria Catering styled as White Oasis; Laissez Faire Catering styled as Moody Hues; and Urban Events and Catering styled as Tokyo Disco. All three restaurants were serviced by staff from Clifford Wallace Agency and music matched by QCE.
Each Decorative Events and Exhibitions styling collection was enhanced with the AV, lighting, motion graphics and technical expertise from AV1. The AV1 team presented an awe-inspiring production highlighting the styling components of décor for each collection and even gave away a trip to Tokyo for two lucky winners!
The MC, Varushka Darling, enlightened and entertained guests throughout the course of the night. Bearing countless outfit changes to fit in with the themes of each restaurant she was a true theatrical performance and one to be remembered.
STUDIO RESTAURANT 1 – ARIA CATERING – WHITE OASIS
Adorned with white, layered with gold and diamonds, and furnished to excess, this White Oasis event space was sophisticated and glamourous.
AV1 had the space glistening. DJ Dante Rivera and Andro Martinez on guitar set the sounds for this studio style.
The menu provided by Aria Catering was created by Matt Moran and executed by a team of talented chefs and kitchen staff lead by Sarah Jewell. The menu included: chicken consomme with white fungi, daikon and camomile for an entree; blue eye trevalla with dutch cream potatoes, saffron, onions and turnips for a main; and popcorn parfait with salted caramel and milk chocolate for dessert.
STUDIO RESTAURANT 2 – LAISSEZ FAIRE CATERING – MOODY HUES
At Moody hues, guests relaxed as they became immersed in the refined decadence of deep tones and textural luxury, sophistication, grandeur, and a hint of surprise.
This Decorative Events collection had old world elegance, true opulence and a contemporary twist. Moody Hues had gold gilded chandeliers, deep inky blue walls with slate greys, crystal, burnished copper and brass tones which were carefully paired with large scale florals adorned across tabletops of indigo linen.
Laissez-Faire Catering offers creative dinners with bespoke menus written by their Director, George Sinclair. Their tailored menu providing the freshest ingredients and flavour from paddock to plate. The menu included: pan roasted quail breast and confit of egg ravioli, La Bastide foie gras with chard, king truppet mushrooms and truffle for an entree; roasted Pantagonia Toothfish, Dutch cream potato skordalia, crisped baby fennel with basil and parsley pistou for a main; and toasted macadamia and Polish chocolate tart, salted dulce de leche with chocolate caviar for dessert.
Guests enjoyed their meal accompanied with the QCE Luxe String Quartet.
STUDIO RESTAURANT 3 – URBAN EVENTS AND CATERING – TOKYO DISCO
Tokyo Disco is a slice of modern Tokyo in Sydney. This collection by Decorative Events & Exhibitions transported guest into the pulse of a city that is in constant state of renewal and reinvention. Intense pattern, urban street art, kaleidoscope fashion, and neon lights were provided by the fabulous team at AV1.
The eclectic tunes from DJ Ramon Lopez featuring Marc Malouf on Guitar provide the sounds from a vibrant, kitsch and buzzing subculture mixed with the peacefulness of true Japanese tradition.
Urban Purveyor Group created the dynamic dishes. The menu included: Kingfish aburi and shrimp tempura, crispy kakiage, black sesame dressing, wasabi crumble and dill oil shiso for an entree; sake braised miso beef cheek, orange scented carrot puree, potato and apple confit, Sanshyou pepper leaf salad for a main; and Dragon Egg, with milk chocolate, passionfruit and lime cream for dessert.
Director of Sales, Urban Events & Catering, Julie van der Weegan stated. “Urban Events & Catering aimed to deliver a bespoke dining experience inspired by the zany, futuristic aspect of the Tokyo Disco theme while still being respectful to the calming zen of serene Japan. When considering our restaurant brands to showcase, Saké restaurant & Bar was the natural choice and the culinary team delivered a menu with dramatic visual effect that included an exquisite dark chocolate Dragon Egg dessert. Chefs walked the studio floor to pour liquid nitrogen over each egg in a plume of vapour to create a brittle smash when tapped with a spoon.”
The websites of all the suppliers are:
- Decorative Events and Exhibitions (DE&E): http://www.decorativeevents.com.au/
- AV1: http://www.av1.com.au/
- Laissez-faire catering: http://www.laissez.com.au/
- Urban Events and Catering: http://www.urbaneventsvenues.com.au/
- Clifford Wallace Agency: http://cliffordwallace.com.au/
- Quality Control Entertainment: http://qcent.com.au/
- Howard and Sons Pyrotechnics: http://www.howardsfireworks.com.au/
For more information about the Commune, go to: http://www.thecommune.co/