Stella Artois hosts an intimate Christmas celebration in Melbourne each year to highlight the importance of design, food and of course, beer. Stella Artois was originally brewed for the holidays and was crafted as a gift for the people of Leuven, Belgium and named after the holiday star and so Christmas is a very fitting time to host their annual sensoriums.
This year, we gathered alongside other guests including celebrities, VIPs and other media, at the award-winning, private residence of leading Australian architect, Rob Mills. As part of the experience, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’s Head Chef, Evan Moore, created a custom tasting menu in collaboration with Chef Director Ashley Palmer-Watts. The food highlighted the spectrum of flavours in the renowned Stella Artois beer.
Along with the famous Meat Fruit, guests enjoyed Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’s Duck & Beetroot Crackers, a Summer Tart with lovage emulsion and smoked kingfish belly and the Crispy Chicken Skin with burnt onion mayonnaise and grilled shitake. At the end of the night, Evan wheeled out Dinner’s popular Nitro Ice Cream cart, serving ice cream topped with custom Christmas toppings including gingerbread crumble and crisp raspberry with caramelized white chocolate.
Well done to the teams at Stella Artois, 3 Degrees Marketing and Dinner by Heston for putting on such a fabulous event, yet again!