The inaugural Feast Matakana event series kicked off with our ART X FOOD dinner on Friday 21st September. This was spectacular event which showcased works by Natalie Guy, P.Westbourne, Gregor Kregar & Virginia Leonard. Our chefs and also guest chef Nico from Honest Chocolat created an interactive menu in response to works of art presented in The Glass House.

We began with canapés on the front deck and a wine tasting, with Natalie Guy’s work Night Fishing on the Nagara in situ. The canapé selection included smoked eel, fried tofu and our famous braised beef cheeks.

The first course showcased our Brick Bay lamb and took inspiration from Gregor Kregar’s Matthew 12:12 Cup, a playful collection of ceramic sheep flocking over our back deck.

P.Westbourne’s sound installation Umbrella Song, marked the dramatic start to course two which featured market fish, asparagus, dill, creme fraiche, capers, & skordalia.

We moved onto a delicious cheese course with references to Jeff Thomson’s corrugated Mahoe Leaves which were suspended in The Glass House.

The evening was rounded off perfectly with our guest Chef Nico Bonnaud’s chocolate interpretation of local artist Virginia Leonards ceramic works.