Fancy a night out at the National Museum of Australia where you can see the summer blockbuster exhibit Encounters and enjoy an exceptional supper club experience featuring a two-course dinner of shared platters matched with local wines in their waterfront cafe? Read on!
Encounters features rare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum that were collected from 1770 onwards. On until 28 March 2016, this not-to-be-missed exhibition reveals the powerful stories of rare Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects from the British Museum’s unparalleled collection. Encounters also features contemporary works produced by the Indigenous communities from which the British Museum’s objects were originally acquired.
The So Frank team was lucky enough to be invited to the first in a series of Supper Club and Encounters Night Tours and we enjoyed a wonderful night. If you go, this is what to expect:
The Front doors opened, and we were greeted and offered a glass of sparkling wine to enjoy in the Hall.
Tynan Waring was our very knowledgeable guide on the evening tour. A Awabakal man, Tynan visited the British Museum prior to the opening of Encounters to get to know the objects and their stories intimately. He took us through the Encounters exhibition, which he said is the most significant project undertaken in the Museum’s history.
We headed to the beautiful waterfront Café for dinner, which consisted of a main course share platter, followed by dessert. Both were accompanied by local red & white wine. The food was plentiful and delicious, we feasted on:
Twice cooked rosemary gremolata lamb shoulder on the bone
Grilled chermoula chicken breast w/ chiffonade radicchio, roast pear & crimson grapes
Hot & sour grilled king prawns w/ fresh peach, rocked, herbs & chilli lime dressing
Spiced cauliflower & freekah tabouli w/ pomegranate molasses
Roasted summer root vegetables
Grilled asparagus, snow peas, green beans & kale salad w preserved lemon yoghurt
To finish – Individual pavlovas
Supper Club and Encounters Night Tour Event Details:
Dates: Friday 19th February & Saturday 5th March
Tickets can be purchased: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/supper-club-and-encounters-night-tour-tickets-19736011943
Location: National Museum of Australia – Lawson Crescent Acton, ACT 2601
*The So Frank team was lucky enough to be invited as guests of the NMA to the first in a series of Supper Club and Encounters Night Tours and we enjoyed a wonderful night.