This extraordinary dinner promises to be a moving and memorable celebration of women in Australian gastronomy, winemaking and music. Gather in the iconic...

A Culinary Canvas by Danielle Alvarez

Location:

Sydney Opera House
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Sydney Opera House - Yallamundi Rooms
Price:
From: $269.00
A Culinary Canvas by Danielle Alvarez
A Culinary Canvas by Danielle Alvarez

Featuring

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Danielle Alvarez

Danielle Alvarez is one of Australia’s most celebrated female chefs. Raised in a food-loving Cuban-American family, she honed her cooking skills at The French Laundry and Chez Panisse in California's Napa. Danielle was also the creative force behind the beloved Fred’s in Paddington, Sydney where she held two chefs hats for her entire tenure. She is now the Culinary Director at the Sydney Opera House, crafting signature menus for events at this iconic venue.

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Gwyn Olsen

The Senior Winemaker of Henschke, in the Barossa’s Eden Valley, Gwyn Olsen has been fascinated with science from a young age and her interest in the environment ultimately led her to winemaking. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, a degree in Oenology and she has held several senior winemaking positions across Australia. She was recognised as Gourmet Traveller WINE Young Winemaker of the Year 2014 and Wine Australia Future Leaders 2017.

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Louella Mathews

Louella Mathews is a leading figure in Australian wine and the group sommelier for Trippas White Group. Beyond this, she's a wine consultant, writer, and event host. Alongside winemaker Nadja Wallington, she co-founded wine label The Somm and The Winemaker. She has also earned accolades like the 2020 Sommeliers’ Choice Award and Young Sommelier of the Year nomination.

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Melanie Chester

Head of winemaking and viticulture at Giant Steps, Melanie Chester was previously the head winemaker at Sutton Grange Winery in Central Victoria. Melanie was the youngest ever scholar selected for The Len Evans Tutorial and in 2015, she was named Young Winemaker of the Year by Gourmet Traveller WINE magazine. She is also the panel chair for the Royal Melbourne Wine Awards.

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Katie Noonan

Over the past 20 years, five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile and prolific musicians. Named one of the greatest Australian singers of all time by the Herald Sun, Katie has produced 21 studio albums over her career with seven x platinum record sales under her belt and 27 ARIA award nominations. Katie has performed for royalty, national and international leaders, and blazed a trail for young women artists. Music, for Katie, is a lifelong lesson, a generous act of giving, and a means to change the world.

Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.

Event Details

This extraordinary dinner promises to be a moving and memorable celebration of women in Australian gastronomy, winemaking and music. Gather in the iconic Yallamundi Rooms, at the very front of the Sydney Opera House, for a night of art, culture and cuisine lovingly curated by Danielle Alvarez

Take in dramatic views of Vivid Sydney as you sample Danielle’s distinct culinary vision and sip the best paired wines from female winemakers, as curated by leading Australian sommelier Louella Mathews. Between courses, relish an intimate musical performance by renowned Australian artist Katie Noonan. 

Danielle’s exclusive Vivid Sydney menu pays homage to the best NSW ingredients, their makers, and the act of sharing passion, culture and ideas through hospitality and humanity. Come and experience the beauty of her Culinary Canvas and raise a glass to the brilliant women lighting up our food, wine and culture. 

A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to Vivid Sydney's charity partner Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders)

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Access and Inclusion

  • Wheelchair Accessible - Access to the venue is suitable for wheelchairs (toilets, ramps/lifts etc.) and designated wheelchair spaces are available.