Women and Witchcraft Dinner and Art Exhibition – Abbotsford Convent
Created by Chef Ella Mittas – passionate foodie, cooking instructor and queen of artisanal pop-up dinners across Melbourne – she has devised this new event to showcase some incredible female talent. Tickets include a 5-course sharing meal focusing on earthy, foraged and fired dishes and a musical performance.
“Recently, the women’s empowerment movement has gained so much momentum,” said Ella. ‘ A large part of society has gone from not acknowledging that there is a real disparity between the way women and men get to participate in the world, to now believing that there is a problem that needs to be changed,” she added.
“I started doing these events because I love food and cooking,” said continued. “I had a hard time working in the hospitality industry as there was a toxic nature in restaurant kitchens with bullying playing an unfortunate role. ‘ For me this event is about celebrating being an outcast and the power of the female community at large,” Ella stated.
Inspired by the pagan festival of Beltane, the Women and Witchcraft dinners draw on Beltane’s key message of abundance and fertility, with flowers and fresh ingredients being the showpieces of this special event. Floor staff will be provided by Merchant Catering – a social enterprise that provides hospitality training and employment to women of refugee backgrounds – and female winemakers and musicians will feature heavily in this girl powered event.
Alongside the dinners, taking place on 30th November and 1st December at Cam’s Kiosk, you can also enjoy the free Women and Witchcraft Art Exhibition opening on 23rd November and featuring works from Melissa Grisancich, Celestre Mountjoy, Ruby Hoppen, Lucia Canuto, Linsey Gosper, Eloise Grills, Molly Dyson and Lucy Kostos.
When: Art Exhibition: 24th Nov-2nd December (Mon-Thurs 8am to 4pm, Friday 8am to 8pm). Free. Dinner:30th Nov and 1st Dec 6:30pm. $70 per person for a 5-course sharing menu.
What: Women and Witchcraft – A Celebration of Power
Where: St Helier’s Gallery/Cam’s Kiosk – Abbotsford Convent, Abbotsford
More information and tickets: https://www.ellamittas.com/upcoming-events