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Guest Chefs and Wine Maker Dinner Series at Ibento 

Shui  Ishizaka, Senior Sous Chef from Bennelong, winner of the 2017 Electrolux Appetite for Excellence Chef of the Year is joined by Clement Vachon, Senior Sous Chef from Wasabi Restaurant and Bar, Finalist in the Chef of the Year and Lara Graham, Sommelier from Wasabi Restaurant and Bar and National Finalist in the Waiter of the Year.  

Saturday February 24, 6.30pm 
10 course degustation with matched beverages, $280 per guest. An exclusive 12 seat only event. Tickets on sale now. Call us on 07 5449 2443.

Noosa Food & Wine 2018.

Generation X at Ibento Thursday 17th May 2018 - SOLD OUT 

This trio are the ones to watch, Noosa Food & Wine is delighted to welcome three of Australia’s finest young guns, Zackery Furst, (Sous Chef Ides, Melbourne), Lauren Eldridge (Pastry Chef, Stokehouse Group) and Charley Snadden-Wilson (Sous Chef, Embla, Melbourne) as they collaborate together for a unique dining event in Ibento, Wasabi's private dining venue.

Enjoy witnessing how they challenge the art of delivery of fine cuisine with their own personal and contemporary style, while maintaining the perfect equilibrium of taste.

The 8-course dinner with matching wines will be brilliantly hosted by Executive Chef, Paul Carmichael, Momofuku Seiobo, Sydney.

WoHo Female Talent of our Time at Wasabi Friday 18th May - SOLD OUT

Join us for lunch with matched wines by some of Australia’s leading Women in Hospitality.  

Enjoy a 4-course menu by Chefs Emma McCaskill (The Pot), Jo Barrett (Oakridge), Lauren Eldridge (Stokehouse); hosted by guest restaurant manager Kylie Javier Ashton (Momofoku) and sommelier Morgan Paige (Blackbird). This unique event will take place at the award-winning restaurant, Wasabi.

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.