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Preserving the Japanese Way - With Nancy Singleton Hachisu

Preserving the Japanese Way - With Nancy Singleton Hachisu

Noosa Food & Wine Festival Biota Dinner.

Noosa Food & Wine Festival

Variety Children’s Charity – A Variety of Chefs Ball
Saturday June 14, 6.30pm
Matt Moran – ARIA Restaurants, Adrian Richardson – La Luna, David Pugh – Restaurant 2, Alastair McLeod – Alfresho, Matt Golinski,  Ben Williamson – Gerard’s Bistro, Kym Machin –Bare Bones Society, Ben O’Donoghue – Billy Kart Kitchen, Jeremy Clark – Brisbane Hilton and our very own Jiro Numata.  They are the rock stars of the food world and on Saturday evening, June 14 at the Brisbane Hilton they will perform – while their audience will be limited to 500, the effect of their performance on this incredible night will help the very special children that Variety, the Children’s Charity, serves so passionately.

Wasabi Restaurant and Bar is launching its new workshop series and bespoke events during Brisbane Good Food Month. Our workshops and events are aimed at those who have a keen interest in Japanese cuisine and culture and wish to extend their knowledge further.

Synergy of Ceramics and Japanese Food
Saturday July 26, 6:30pm
$160 per person
The relationship between Japanese food & ceramics is powerful. Celebrating the work of Ceramic Artist, Sarah Sheppard, Wasabi has planned a five course degustation with each course to be plated on pieces created in collaboration with Wasabi especially for this event. Each unique large scale piece will be available to purchase on the night.

Sake – Making, Tasting, Brewing
Saturday July 12 & 19, 9:30am
$160 per person
Join Wasabi Sommelier Drew Mackie, to learn about the different types of sake, the subtleties in flavour and style, and how to store and serve it. We will then go further, delving into the actual production method. Guests will learn to brew their own sake at home, without any special equipment. For lunch guests will enjoy three courses in our tatami room and each course will be matched with a different sake. By the end of this workshop guests should feel confident in describing and evaluating sake and will have begun to make their own. They will be able to take this sake home and continue to taste and watch the brewing process.

Museum of Contemporary Art – Bella Dinner
A special thanks to all those who supported the Museum of Contemporary Art’s annual ‘Bella Dinner’ in 2015. The gala managed to net over $226,000 – which will go a long way towards bringing contemporary art to a wide range of individuals and audiences around the country and promoting creative endeavour throughout the greater community. The Bella Room, currently displaying works by David Capra, is a dedicated sensory room for the MCA’s Bella program for students with specific needs. Bella workshops are offered free to children and young people with specific needs, including physical, intellectual, emotional or behavioural disabilities, or who are disadvantaged due to financial social or geographic factors. The objective of the program is to offer art education to children and young people who have little or no access to museums and cultural institutions – since our reopening in 2012 MCA has had over 3,000 participants on the program. Wasabi is proud to be a part of such a significant cultural movement.