26 May 2011

Dome at the Arthouse Hotel: Mohawk Show 11 event, Sydney (18 May 2011)

275 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000
http://www.thearthousehotel.com.au
http://www.mohawkpaper.com/showcase/mohawk-show



Design and canapés

The ArtHouse Hotel is a name synonymous with art, music and entertainment. The building itself, dating back to 1836 and has been elegantly refurbished to reflect the splendour of the past juxtaposed against functional design principles of the present, and creates a vibrant and energetic venue that reflects the cosmopolitan and cultural society that its location in Sydney demands.

Being a print graphic designer the Mohawk Show sponsored in Australia by Raleigh Paper is one of the more exciting calendar events I try to attend each year. Appropriately the venue this year was in the Dome of the Arthouse Hotel which was formerly The School of Arts Building. Welcome drinks were provided freely and their was no shortage of delicious canapés starting with Duck pancakes served in spoons which had a bit of a nice chilli kick I wasn’t expecting. The Scallops baked with citrus butter were tasty as well as the Goats cheese, pea and chive arrancini. Delightful looking Mini wagyu cheese burgers were just about bite sized and the Crumbed swordfish goujons were cooked with a crisp batter enjoyed with house made tartar. My favourite of the night were the Tiger prawns baked in brik pastry which reminded me a bit of the deep fried prawn wontons I’ve enjoyed at The Loft.

If you're a graphic designer and design on a Mohawk paper then you can enter a your submissions for a chance to win up to $5,000. You can enter as many pieces as you like, and there are no entry fees. Please contact your local Mohawk rep, merchant specification representative or download the entry form on the Mohawk website.

SNAPSHOT REVIEW:
PROS: High ceiling and interesting decor, Nice selection of tasty canapes, Service staff managed to distribute the food quite well, No shortage of drink availability
CONS: Can get a little crowded on the night to view the displays, Was only on for a very limited time due to travelling to other cities
MUST TRY: Tiger prawns baked in brik pastry, Printing on a Mohawk paper to be able to submit a design for Mohawk Show 12

Sparkling

Red wine

White wine

Beer selection


Duck pancakes with hoisin shallot and chilli

Scallops baked with citrus butter
WORTH TRYING :-)


Goats cheese, pea and chive arrancini

Mini wagyu cheese burgers


Crumbed swordfish goujons with house made tartar
WORTH TRYING :-)


Tiger prawns baked in brik pastry with aioli
SIMON FAVOURITE :-)

The chef and kitchen








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3 comments:

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

Some good-looking canapes - especially the prawns and seafood! Yum

chopinandmysaucepan said...

These canapes add up to be a pretty serious meal! At least they have brightened up the place as it's normally hard to even read the menu.

Simon Food Favourites said...

hi tina, better than i was expecting actually :-)

hi chopinandmysaucepan, they might have turned on the lights due to the function perhaps?

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