Sunday, 22 September 2013

Simon Burr's Long Lunch - Sunday the 6th of October at noon.
Hosting occasion - 'Art in the Sticks - family' Exhibition at 'Cluain'
23rd September 2013
Over the long weekend in October, an addition to Christa and Hamish's annual art exhibition is a Long Lunch.
'Art in the Sticks' is true to its word. Artists from the region gathering to exhibit their talents on the beautiful Macdonald family property 'Cluain.' The farm yard focus will be on the shearing quarters and shed where the work of painters, sculpture, furniture design, photography, and jewellery will be at home for Saturday and Sunday the 5th and 6th of October from 11am.
Painting - Hamish Macdonald
Painting - Susie C
Furniture - Gray Hawk
Jewellery - Traci Chambers
Millenary - Rose Ampt
Photography - Michael Collett
Sculpture - Mark DeNys
See 'Art in the Sticks' Facebook Page for detailed profiles of the Artists an the exhibition.
'Art in the Sticks' extends to some colour on a plate this year, where guests are invited to dine within a stilted shearing shed that has been standing since 1952. Hamish's Grandfather  built the unusual, raised shed with timber gathered and trimmed from the property. Gathered and trimmed from the property on your plates are fundamental elements of the fare that Chef Simon Burr will prepare. Mutton, artichokes, herbs and eggs will be gathered from the surrounding greenery of the exhibition to be crafted into three courses. Seafood to start before the mutton takes on a middle eastern feel. Simon's 'Baby Brie' cheese I have written about in a previous post will come out of hibernation to compliment platters in the concluding mouthfuls. Coffee I shall roast and blend particularly for the event will be brewed to create dessert coffee pots - espresso set with cream and dusted with dark chocolate.
The ambience of eating in a space with filtering light cascading from the high roof and slatted floor won't be all to remind you that a restaurant is not where you sit. The artwork and the artists themselves will line the shed and table respectively - an opportunity to learn of their profession and the stories behind their exhibiting pieces.

There are many of these scattered in Robe and Lucindale with directions to guide you there.
Call Hamish 08 8769 6016 or Simon 0418 738 934 to book your seat for the Long Lunch.

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