On Tuesday 26 September, Mode Kitchen & Bar officially launched their Spring Chef’s Table with an exclusive intimate dinner for VIP guests. Hosted and Styled by The Wedding Series Founder Kate O’Shea guests included TV Personality Sam Frost, Home & Away’s new heart throb Jake Ryan, Designer Viktoria Novak, Stylist and Author Jeff Lack, Uber Stylist Mel Tan and Film Maker Adam Saunders, to name a few.
Located in Sydney’s CBD, Mode strikes the perfect balance between casual bistro and fine dining – the setting is unpretentious and welcoming with a touch of luxury and glamour; the service is friendly and genuine yet with polish; food embodies great cooking and delicious flavours, elevating fresh ingredients and the people behind the produce.
Mode Kitchen & Bar Chef’s Table
The Wedding Series Founder Kate O’Shea putting the finishing touches on the table before guests arrive.
The eye-catching handmade oak wood Chef’s Table seats 14 and set the scene for the occasion with an abundance of colourful Ranunculus in celebration of the new season. Exclusive Cire Trudon candles perfectly scented and subtly lit the stunning space as guests sat down to the lavish feast ahead.
Stunning Spring floral created by Susan Avery
Film Maker Adam Saunders and Stylist Mel Tan
TV Personality Sam Frost
Moet Hennessy Australia’s Ashleigh MacDonald with Viktoria Novak and Tristen Cassar
Upon arrival the glamourous group were treated to Mode’s signature drink, the Mode G&T with StrangeLove Dirty Tonic and limited edition rare Archie Rose Spring gin, paired with delicious house- made Wagyu Bresaola, mint and goats curd canapés.
Actor Jake Ryan
The fashion forward set were treated to an incredible selection of shared dishes from the new Spring menu including Baked zucchini flowers, Jamon Serrano ricotta and peas; Hiramasa kingfish sashimi, macadamia, sweet & sour onions; Risotto, asparagus & morel mushrooms; and the undoubtable crowd favourite, the Chef’s Coorong 1 kg Angus Tbone 21-day aged steak.
Head Chef Francesco Mannelli hand delivers the dishes to the Chef's Table
Exceptional… risotto, asparagus & morel mushrooms
Italian born Head Chef Francesco Mannelli said of the evening, “It was my pleasure to unveil our new spring dishes and Chef's Table on such a special occasion. Our food is all about seasonal flavours and celebrating the ingredient, and spring is my favourite season! The fresh produce, colours and fragrances are inspiring, and to celebrate these on our menu is very exciting."
Designer Viktoria Novak
Tristen Cassar and Adam Saunders
Film of the evening created by Killa Kreative
Head Chef Francesco Mannelli
Viktoria Novak & Tristen Cassar
Jeff Lack & Jade Jeffries
Mel Tan & Adam Sanders