Dots, balls, lights ... and dinner!
" The menu featured the finest meats from Australia's Victoria State "
Our latest dinner was definitely one of the year’s most exciting events. It took place at Museum Macan, a state-of-the-art modern art gallery in Jakarta and the first institution of its kind in Indonesia.
It could not have been arranged at a better time because the museum is currently displaying the first large-scale exhibition of the legendary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama that includes over 130 of her works spanning almost 70 years of artistic practice.
Prior to the cocktail reception, members and their guests enjoyed a privately-guided tour by Aaron Seeto, the museum’s Director. It was an amazing experience. We had the museum to ourselves, dined in an elegant, art-filled space, serenaded by a classical duet.
The menu featured the finest meats from Australia’s Victoria State, especially and kindly supported by the Victoria State government as were the wines which were the very best.
Naturally, the organising committee hand-picked Chef Sean Macdougall, an Australian native, Executive Chef of the Ritz Carlton Pacific Place, to create an exquisite, in fact exceptional, menu inspired by his home country
Parmesan marshmallow, sweet potato causa
Oakridge Pinot Grigio 2016
Victorian grass-fed beef tartare
sambal terong, walnut phyllo
Scotchman’s Hill Pinot Noir 2013
Pistachio-crusted lamb rack
cauliflower, Gorgonzola emulsion
Montara Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Charred Sher Wagyu rib steak
fermented coconut beetroot puree
vegetable seaweed marmite, Mozzarella Hasselback potatoes
Giaconda Shiraz 2011
Meringue snow egg, Geelong truffle sticky balsamic
De Bortoli ‘Noble One’ 2013
Tea and coffee
A sincere thank you was expressed to Brett Stevens, Commissioner to Indonesia for the Government of the State of Victoria, for generously supporting the dinner with the best of Victoria's produce.
Special thanks also went to Bailli Provincial Alistair Speirs and Council members Michelle Somerville, Fabrice Mini and Linda Tan for making the event a truly memorable occasion.
*Australian slang for a chocolate-coated cherry bar