The Dinner Series
How the dinner series started:
The dinner series began as a way to bring the production work and creative collaborations we do with chefs and restaurants into the Studio Enti space. As a recipient of the City of Sydney’s Night Time Diversification Grant, together with good friends Chef Dids and Funk Schway sounds, we have teamed up to bring a series of curated and experimental events to the night time Street Scape of Darlinghurst.
Each dinner has embraced a musical genre as the major theme around which food is created, ceramics are made and the space is transformed. The coming together of Music, food and art - It has been a great honour to meet so many new and enthusiastic faces throughout the series.
The first dinner we had was the Korean Kitsch’en event. Diners feasted on 6 courses of delicious Korean food with an Australian twist, from ferments and smoked butter to 'hillbilly tteokbokki' all served on Studio Enti's handmade porcelain tableware with special additions of porcelain chopsticks, saké sets and the cutest little tigers. All while DJ Adi B ushered diners through a melodic K-POP journey from appetiser to desert.
Next came our “Thievery Kitchen”, which was a perfectly paired combination of delicious foraged, thieved and looted foods, beautiful bespoke ceramics, worldly music from an all time favourite band - Thievery Corporation, and a stunning floral installation by artist Nastia Gladushenko. Again, six courses of creative delectable seasonal genius from the kitchen and the mind of Chef Dids.
This was followed by a CWA inspired evening - everything form country classics on the 1s and 2s, gingham tablecloths and classic dishes reinterpreted into a six course modern feast referencing favourite moments and memories from our collective past and present. We teamed up with Mad Hatters Wine co. for a curated matched wine experience.
Most recently we had our oyster bar & booze night to celebrate Mardi Gras. “Natural Craving” was night of soul music with local DJ Funk Schway Sounds, canapés and oyster bar by Dids and Cocktails and bar by the Fizz Fellas.
After all of that we’ve only got one more dinner left in the series! The next one will be about….