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For one night only Brisbane had its very own enchanted garden

For one night only Brisbane had its very own enchanted garden

This week Fashion Weekly was invited to attend The Enchanted Garden dinner hosted by Cuisine on Cue. Partnering with QUT Precincts and The Styled Group together they charmed guests with an enthralling one-off event. QUT’s Gardens Theatre was transformed into an enchanted garden, unveiling wonder and intrigue to an intimate group of Brisbane’s finest ifluencers, event coordinators, and media and events personnel.

Left to right: Danielle White and Leah Rush, Stacey O'Keefe and Anna McGhie, Trish Kearns and Anna Morrow.

Cuisine on Cue’s owner, Anna Morrow, said, “The Enchanted Garden event allowed the team and I to showcase our tailored menus that can be created to suit all function themes and challenged us to be creative in the kitchen.”

Kirsten Dood and Birgit Willadsen

Cuisine on Cue’s talent for crafting specialty menus was first exhibited to its 48 guests with a pop-up food station, specialising in canapes of chermoula marinated prawns and pan fried cauliflower with grated turmeric, chilli, flaked almonds and basil.

Alex Merryfull from Cuisine on Cue

As the night advanced, catering staff plated up meals that captured the magical essence of the space, with dishes of yellowtail kingfish on a soba noodle salad, sarsaparilla beef cheek with grilled fennel and roasted beets, and warm confit duck terrine with spiced rum raisins. Guests were sent home with giftpacks of dark chocolate marquise with a choc chip base and pistachio crust as a final memory of the exclusive event.

The Styled Group transformed Gardens Theatre into a magical setting as guests dined underneath a hanging tree at the table’s centre, with glass lanterns and chandeliers adding a fairytale twinkle to the table below. Meanwhile, tablecloths were garbed in forest greenery and personalised terrariums at every place setting. With the use of dry ice, a mystical fog drifted across the dining room floor, crafting a room of intrigue and fantasy.

Rush Entertainment, Libertine, Nikki Paris and Matt Hade

The RUSH Group provided the musical talents of Paris Nikki and Matt Made in a combined concert of entrancing vocals and keyboard music throughout the evening.

Cuisine on Cue’s renown has been previously established through contributions to events such as Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition and Lend Lease’s Annual Leaders Dinner.

Danica Lind, Lara Malengret and Eleni Symeou

Kenny and Samantha MacKenzie



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