Chef Manoella Buffara, Latin America's Best Female Chef 2022 and a true trailblazer of sustainable dining, brings her culinary artistry to Sydney’s shores...

Vivid Residence: Kiln x Manoella Buffara

Location:

53 Foy Lane
2000 NSW
Australia

Venue:
Kiln
Price:
From $195.00
Chef Manoella Buffara and Mitch Orr
Chef Manoella Buffara and Mitch Orr

Featuring

Manoella Buffara

Manoella Buffara

Voted Latin America’s Best female chef in 2022 by 50Best Academy, the southern Brazilian chef, Manoella Buffara Ramos, or Manu, is ranked 21 in The Best Chef Awards worldwide and is the chef and owner of Manu. Since launching Manu in 2011, Manoella has been an advocate for sustainable and innovative cuisine. With an emphasis on plant-based ingredients and locally sourced products, her Curitiba-based eatery stands out for its meticulous approach to gastronomy and sustainability. Manoella's passion extends well beyond the kitchen; she engages in community advocacy through native bee preservation, the Curitiba vegetable planting project Urban Gardens and her educational and social inclusion organisation Manu Buffara Institute.

Chef Mitch Orr

Mitch Orr

Mitch Orr is the Chef Partner at Ace Hotel Sydney’s Kiln. Before he co-founded seminal, genre-bending diner Acme in 2015, he cut his teeth in some of Sydney’s best-known kitchens, including Pilu at Freshwater and Sepia. He was featured in Vice’s Chefs Night Out, two seasons of MasterChef Australia and Snackmasters Australia.

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

Chef Manoella Buffara, Latin America's Best Female Chef 2022 and a true trailblazer of sustainable dining, brings her culinary artistry to Sydney’s shores for an unforgettable Vivid Residence at Kiln, Ace Hotel Sydney.

This is a rare opportunity to enjoy her boundary-pushing Brazilian fare as she crafts an unforgettable fine-dining experience, with the support of chef partner Mitch Orr and the Kiln team. The Vivid Sydney Residence is set within the elevated surrounds of Kiln, on the rooftop of Sydney’s Ace Hotel, complete with views of the Surry Hills skyline and city below. 

Chef Manoella’s renowned restaurant, Manu, was the first restaurant helmed by a woman in Brazil to focus solely on a tasting menu and the recipient of the Flor de Caña Sustainable Restaurant Award 2023. Here, her commitment to sustainability and community engagement is second to none — 60% of Manu’s menu is plant-based and she personally knows each locally sourced ingredient and supplier she uses. Mirroring this here in Sydney, Kiln has a firm focus on working with the small local suppliers, working primarily with Australia produce, meat and seafood. 

This deep sense of humanity and incredible attention to detail translates to the plate for Vivid Sydney where Manoella will serve intricate, elegant and unique dishes across her Vivid Residence. This is your chance to see a visionary flex her creativity as she works with new ingredients that showcase her unique culinary philosophy as well as championing the best local produce from the NSW region. 

Join us as we savour this not-to-be-missed celebration of culture, identity and culinary innovation for a strictly limited run of three dinners from 4-6 June. 

Vivid Residence offers two menu options, a sharing menu for $195 per person and an extended sharing menu for $245 per person.

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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.