Belle Reader Dinner

Tommy Collins is proud to announce their recent collaboration with Scott Livesey Galleries which saw the production of the esteemed Belle Magazine Reader Art Dinner, celebrating the works of guest artist, Martine Emdur


 The contemporary venue set within one of Melbourne’s popular art precincts (High St, Armadale), was an ideal space to host this anticipated event.  Inside the light filled gallery, the large blank walls were taken over by the aqua marine images from Emdur, that adorned each surface.  Further complimenting this innovative art, was the impressive floral arrangements that had been placed on the round dining tables & surrounding walls. Melbourne florist Fleur McHarg, worked tirelessly alongside Belle interior design editor Steve Cordonyto create the backdrops & installations which effectively had a huge visual impact.

The dining area inside, had been set (using simple, chic crockery from Place Settings) by Mr. Collins & his talented team.  The acute detailing was present throughout the event’s entirety, from the denim blue table linen to the matching denim aprons worn by the Tommy Collins waiters – these colours & materials tying in with the alluring art work on show.   A note of thanks must be given to the ever accommodating homemakers at HK Living  for allowing Tommy Collins Head Chef Michael Fox to set up his kitchen in their front shop space & for giving us use of their quirky stage props (used on platters & dishes).  

Once the initial roving canapé stage had concluded for the arriving guests, the Tommy Collins kitchen began their 3 course sit down affair.   The menu produced by Mr. Fox showcased award winning local produce including;  Tatura butter & Zeally Bay bread.  Under the watchful eye of Mr. Collins, the waiters placed each detailed course next to the beautifully set features, receiving a collective “wow” from the onlooking guests.  The deconstructed passionfruit dessert served in stemless glassware, eloquently placed by white gloved hands, successfully capped off a fantastic evening, as published in the June/July issue of Belle Magazine. 

Mr. C


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