With Vivid Sydney 2019 fast approaching, it is an exciting time of the year to be in Sydney. This gave us great pleasure to be a part of the launch of the Four Seasons Hotel Chroma Dinner Premiere.
The Four Seasons are getting into the Vivid festive spirit by providing a unique culinary experience at their Mode Kitchen & Bar. The Chroma dinner includes a four course meal, with each dish designed to awaken the senses, and to take you on a culinary journey of colour, scent, sound and light. Inspired by the colours red, blue, green, they have been created to enhance the dining experience.
As guests enter a newly created white room, you are suddenly transformed into a world of colour and a sensorial awakening. Prior to arriving to this dinner, the evening for us started in the Presidential Suite of the Four Seasons Hotel, and we were greeted with three rooms illuminated with the colours red, blue and green. The highlight room was the blue room with the spa bath filled with bottles of champagne, and glasses surrounding the rim of the tub, and overlooking the iconic Sydney Opera House. A stunning hotel room with 360 degrees of the city, and we got to enjoy the room all whilst sipping wine and tasting some canapes.
Following the walk around the Presidential suite, it was time for the dinner in the white room with the visual projections to enhance the food experience, by transporting guests into the middle of the jungle, under the reef or in a psychedelic world.
The first course ‘fishing in the jungle’ (green) included the Hiramasa Kingfish with Aboriginal green ants, herbs chlorophyll and stracciatella. This came with a cocktail ‘green savannah jelly’
The second course, the ‘reef promenade’ (blue), was served a spanner crab risotto, purple cabbage and scampi caviar. Brilliantly blue! Served with the Toji Junmai Ginjo cocktail
The third course, ‘The Devil’s Bath’ (red colour) included the ruby snapper with smoked strawberry gazpacho and radish. An absolutley delightful and beautifully presented dish, served with the ‘strawberry fields’ cocktail.
Dessert, and certainly a highlight was the ‘sweet canvas’ – this was white chocolate, vanilla and mandarin sphere served with blueberry, raspberry and pistachio which looked literally, like materials to create a work of art on the place, served with the ‘la vie’ cocktail.
The chroma dining experience is available to try out during Vivid Sydney at the Mode Kitchen and Bar, from May 24th to June 15th at $145 per person
Blog written by contributor @where_do_i_eat_pete
Mode Kitchen and Bar
Four Seasons Hotel Sydney
199 Georges Street, The Rocks