By MAGGIE M, Editor, http://thewedge.LIVE
This writer sat with six friends at Michael’s Table last Saturday night. I was the stranger in their midst; so, I brought a new perspective. Reportedly, Princess Di sat to my left; this disclosure came from Charlton Heston’s doppelganger on my right.
The couple, Bev and Dale, had long ago agreed, the former shares the Royal’s facial features. Oddly, my added revelation had not entered their minds. I quickly obtained from the table, consensus that Moses’ spirit was in our midst. The night evolved with Dale delivering, “Let my people go!”, fist raised clasping an invisible staff. Guffaws ensued.
Discussions evolved into weightier matters, the mystery of missing socks, laundry, helicopter rides and ballooning. We pivoted continuously.
The Host of the evening, a culinary event entitled Progressive Perth’s Dinner Party, was no other than the prodigious Kari Clarke, the face of the Perth BIA. The ‘Progressive’ qualifier in the title implies locomotion, not new-fangled fare. Guests progress from one course at one venue to the next course at a new venue, on foot. A good walk between courses is truly progressive.
The night’s choreography evolved around two groups of Guests. Our paths only crossed on the street as we changed venue. Appetizers and entrees were served at The Stone Cellar and Michael’s Table. There was no gong announcing a turn as in Downton Abbey; but, our Host’s inner-clock had us on our feet on-cue for our next course moving toward the alternate venue.
Clarke led the multitude up and across Gore. (I consider now how Moses fits in this story.)
Finally, the groups converged with forbidden fruits, desserts at the Sunflower Bake Shop. Evidently, the groups had merged into one happy chorus with a crescendo of banana cream pie and chocolate confections.
The collective portions were biblical to the extent that numerous take-home bags rested on tables at the night’s conclusion. Clarke and I agreed, “there is nothing better than last night’s dessert for breakfast.”
NOTE: Restaurant Mini Reviews will follow. And a quirky video featuring a few more stars! Stay-tuned.
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And…here is a live view of the evening: