Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wellington On A Plate / 30 upstairs Gallery Event


In 2016 I was invited down to cook for 'Wellington On A Plate.'
 Wellingtons yearly food festival. Short works
of my fiction added to the event. I created banquets for the
 second week of the festival in 30 Upstairs Art Gallery
 Courtney Place Wellington,
Lamb smoker hanging out the window,
hotplate on a shelf,
all without a kitchen. 

 A Cook A Gallery A Painting A Feast


The Event ran over a week with diners enjoying banquet meals
 each night presented as 'Art Cuisine' in their own right.
 I was asked to base it all on Abby Meakin's still life painting
 which hung in the Gallery behind the Diners.


The Middle Course was served on long banquet boards,
 each person received a scroll of my short fiction and poetry
 to indulge in and converse over.


This Dessert the finale of the night was Audible.
Wasabi and Coconut Panne Cotta 
Ginger Soil / Lemongrass Jelly
Yuzu flakes / Lychee popping Candy.


Hanna and Manu added another level of drama
 to the event with their sensuous demented
 and unexpected antics throughout the night. 



This was the first time I have presented my written works in public. 
20 pieces of poetry and short fiction were
scrolled up and served with the main course,
 enzymes for conversation starting, 
over the diner table. 


 Abby Meakin, The parade ( 1 panel)

A special thanks to , Jhana Millers and Lisa Martin for creating the event
 and bringing us all together , Hanna Tasker-Polland & Manu Reynaud ,
 for just being themselves.
Abby Meakin For Painting the parade.
Thanks Jeff McEwan from Capture photography for his awesome photos.
For Laura and Tina coming down to Wellington and supporting me .

We dined , We wined 
We celebrated existence.
  







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