Women and Witchcraft Pop-Up: A Celebration of Power

Fri 30th November, 2018 – Sat 1st December, 2018
Ground Floor Abbotsford Convent 1-16 Heliers Street Abbotsford 3067
Price: $72.08
A series of immersive pop-up dinners revels in feminine power.

Ella Mittas is known for her meticulously organised pop-up dinner events, which create themed sensory experiences for diners around Melbourne. The chef’s latest adventure is Women and Witchcraft: A Celebration of Power, a series of dinners designed to coincide with a witchy exhibition at St Heliers Street Gallery, Abbotsford.

The two events will be held on November 30 and December 1 at Cam’s Kiosk, and showcase art from the exhibition and wine made by local winemakers. Mittas is partnering with Melbourne artist Julia Dunne to curate a design inspired by the Pagan sabbat festival of Beltane, which celebrates pure joy, fertility and the beginning of summer, when the grassy-faced May Bride brings down the “bright fire”. This isn’t your regular dinner party set-up.

Musician Grace Ferguson will perform her own atmospheric compositions between courses, and diners will be immersed in the exhibition’s art, featuring work from an all-female group, including Linsey Gosper, Walkey Award-nominee Eloise Grills, Melissa Grisancich and Celeste Mountjoy. The floor will be staffed by Merchant Road Catering, a company that employs women from refugee backgrounds.

The ticket price for dinner includes five courses of shared food curated by Mittas, with drinks available to purchase on the night.

More details and tickets.

From 6:30pm–10pm