A new musical and culinary night
@ Kaus Australis
Friday May 22nd, 18.30 hrs
Enjoying live Fado, good food and wine in a unique setting surrounded by art. That’s what this is all about!
Join us for this special event of musical and culinary delight on Friday May 22nd at 18.30 hrs, held in the beautiful, hospitable, and unique kitchen of Kaus Australis in Rotterdam.
The Portuguese singer Magda Mendes (Luzazul) and guitarist Ward Veenstra create small oases of tranquility in the city. In places where usually clamor and tumult dominate they play the Fado in a penetrating, delicate way. They are convinced that an authentic setting matches the unpretentiousness of Fado and the fact that it is a musical genre for everyone. Mendes and Veenstra present traditional Fado and their own compositions.
From 17 April to 23 May Mendes & Veenstra are touring 13 locations in all the major neighbourhoods of Rotterdam. For the occasion the locations found are turned into a Fado club for one night: a festive night spot with food and drink, but also a place to give voice to the emotions of life.
Founded in 1985 Kaus Australis is still organized by a collective of artists. Overall objective is to enable the development, practice and public interest in the arts in an international context. In particular, Kaus Australis strives to create an exchange process by realizing guest studios, exhibitions and presentations in its generous industrial space. Local and international artists and curators who wish to work for a certain period in Rotterdam can make use of its facilities.
Chef Barbara van Oo and Artist Karin Suter will prepare a sumptuous three-course dinner. Barbara is well-known for her cooking skills at Restaurant Zinc and ‘La Table de Barbara’, her home restaurant where she cooks every 2 months a 4-course meal with accompanying wines. It’s about enjoying good food with both acquaintances and strangers in a friendly environment. Karin Suter, visual artist with Swiss roots stranded in Rotterdam, is active in the organization of Kaus Australis where she also has her studio . She has been working at Restaurant Zinc preferably preparing delicious dessert creations as well as a hostess with an affinity for exciting wine food combinations, since 2009.
The Menu is fusion of traditional Portugese and modern Dutch cuisine with of course its French and Swiss influences, using mainly local and seasonal ingredients. With it will be served exquisite wines that have been carefully selected to accompany the food.
Both before and after dinner you can enjoy a private tour through the (guest) artist’s studios currently residing at Kaus Australis.
Please make your reservations by Wednesday May 20th 2015 at email@example.com your name and the number of people in your company, adding if you or anyone of your company is not eating meat and/or fish/seafood or is having any food allergy …or call Karin on 0633319931
Dinner: 3 courses incl. coffee or tea
Date: May 22nd 2015, 18.30 hrs
Price: € 27.– incl. music; excl. wine and spirtits
If you just like to listen to the music and enjoy a drink at the bar be aware that we only have a limited number of bar seats. Entrance € 10.—
Bike 15 minutes from Rotterdam Central Station. Public Transport: Tram 25 in direction Schiebroek or Metro E in direction Den Haag Centraal, Stop: Melanchthonweg. Free parking.