Five Walsh Bay restaurants came together, along with the winemakers of The Southern Highlands Food and Wine Clusters to raise money for The Song Company at the Walsh Bay Arts Table on Tuesday 8 November 2016.
The event was themed “If Music Be The Food of Love” the experience revolved around a decadent, long-table feast representative of Walsh Bay venues including Pier One Sydney Harbour, View by Sydney, Simmer on the Bay, Sydney Dance Lounge and Walsh Bay Kitchen.
The Walsh Bay Arts Table is Sydney’s most memorable arts industry event that is now in its 7th year. The host of this year’s Arts Table Dinner, The Song Company is Australia’s premier acapella ensemble. Unrivalled for its stylistic diversity, the company’s repertoire covers vocal music from the 10th Century to contemporary works. It was directed by the award-winning British composer and conductor, Antony Pitts.
Seated at long tables spanning the length of Pier 2/3, right on Sydney Harbour, guests dined alfresco with views of the Harbour Bridge on a five course degustation prepared by five creative chefs from the Walsh Bay precinct, matched with wines sourced from the new Southern Highlands Food and Wine Clusters.
The menu consisted of: the first course of spanner crab, salted cream, roe, kohlrabi which was matched with Mount Abbey Wine, 2016 Pinot Gris from Pier One Sydney Harbour; the second course of seafood including oysters with yuzu wasabi dressing, ocean fresh prawn with rose maria sauce, crab and mango salad, seared tuna with soba noodle salad, wasabi cream with toasted nori which was matched with Bendooley Estate, 2014 Reisling from View by Sydney; the third course of smoked duck breast, confit duck leg, frisse, sechuan and orange sauce which was matched with Tractorless Vineyard, 2015 Rose from Walsh Bay Kitchen; the fourth course of spiced lamb rump with spicy cauliflower and potato sambal and herb chutney and cauliflower fritters which was matched with Artemis, 2015 Pinot Noir from Simmer on the Bay; and the fifth course of Golden Gaytime ice-cream made with burnt caramel, vanilla, chocolate and biscuit which was matched with Autumn Botrytis Sauvignon Blanc from Sydney Dance Lounge. The food was served with bread from Sonoma (Oat Porridge Sourdough, Sonoma Miche and Sonoma Mission).
To find out more about The Song Company or to make a donation, go to: www.songcompany.com.au
To find out more about the Southern Highlands Food and Wine Clusters, go to: http;//southernhighlandsfoodandwineclusters.com.au
To find out about next years Walsh Bay Arts Table, keep an eye on the events section of: www.walshbaysydney.com