Can you think of a better way to spend an evening than dinner with an artist, a winemaker and your best friends at Art of the Palate?

Treasury Brisbane’s play on taste buds, Art of the Palate brings food and wine together while supporting local artists.

Kelvin Dodt, Chief Operating Officer at Treasury Brisbane says the combination is a unique Brisbane event.

“Supporting our artists is very much in line with our Star Vision. It is all about local spirit through the artist, and their art, our city’s cultural ties to excellent food, combined with the highest quality wine producers Australia has to offer, says Kelvin.

The evening starts with a drink and chats in the heritage atmosphere of Treasury Brisbane’s Ryans on the Park where an amuse bouche is served.  It is a chance to view and enjoy the featured artist’s works on the walls before the hard work of dinner begins.

Over a four-course dinner in The Lab, the winemaker and artist take turns to share their thoughts about the paintings and wine.  It’s an intimate look at some of their favourite subjects that will inspire and delight.


More about Art of the Palate

  • Meet Brisbane’s passionate artists
  • How does the chef match the food to the wine and art?
  • Next in the series
  • What’s on in August
Strawberry roulade

Meet Brisbane’s passionate artists at Art of the Palate

Art of the Palate runs monthly showcasing Brisbane’s passionate artists and their ties with its history.  It started with Lance Boucaut followed by artists Matt Stewart, Anne Armstrong, Angela Wilson and Louise Saunders. Next in the series will be Karen Collins and Terry Vidler.

The artists display their work in Ryans on the Park and the Lab during the month leading up to each event.  Each artist attends the event and gives an overview of their inspiration for their works taking guests on a journey of exploration during dinner.

The June event showcased artist Marcel Desbiens who achieves the illusion of reality by painting a representation of a real object.  Marcel says he wishes to lead the viewer towards an emotional reaction that is soothing and inspiring.

Strawberry roulade dessert

How does the chef match the food to the wine and art?

The winemaker shares his tasting notes with the culinary team to begin the process.  They carefully and creatively match them to the nuances of the wine’s terroir and to complement the winemaker’s attitude using the freshest locally inspired produce.

Then you eat the result!

Freshly picked strawberries
Freshly picked strawberries

Next in the series

In July the talent works of Louise Saunders will be in the spotlight in partnership with exceptional wines from the collection of Robert Oatley Wines on Tuesday 24 July.

A Brisbane based artist and illustrator specialising in botanical, natural history and pet portraiture using watercolours, drawing with coloured pencils and graphite, Louise’s passion for her natural history subjects are readily evident.

Viewing her collection of artwork displayed in Ryan’s on the Park during July. it is clear that Louise is heavily inspired by Australia’s beautiful and unique flora and fauna.

You’ll develop an appetite for Louise’s paintings over a four-course modern Australian menu designed by Sous Chef Anita Green and matched with an exclusive handpicked selection of Robert Oatley Signature wines. The dinner starts at 6.30 pm with an arrival drink and amuse bouche in Ryan’s on the Park before entering The Lab and finishes at 9.00 pm. Tickets are $120 per person.  Find out more and book at Treasury Brisbane. 

And yes, all the paintings are on sale. Just see if you can resist!

Freshly picked strawberries

What’s on in August


August’s event reveals works from Terry Vidler and Karen Collins with Wynn’s Winery from the Coonawarra region. The dinners will be held on August 27 and 28. 

Disclaimer:  This post is sponsored by Treasury Brisbane