Post Dining is a creative food venture launched at the Adelaide Fringe 2016. It is a place where food meets event, artists meet their audience and diners can expect a curiously delightful culinary experience.
We have carefully crafted food experiences to share our adoration for Adelaide, Australian native flavours and novel ingredients, as well as to support local food producers and up and coming performers and musicians. Post Dining caters to your tastes, your desires, your intellect and your innate sense of curiosity.
Post Dining interactively explores the relationships between people, food, senses, and the dining table, playing on the audience’s sensual perception and sense-of-self. Guided by servers/performers within a constructed space, with live music or artistic responses during each night, it is a unique way to experience both food and theatre. Our intention is always to create a delightfully playful and surprising space where audiences begin to expect the unexpected.
With a strong emphasis on native flavours and seasonal produce, Post Dining is a chance for locals to experience and discover the food of the city in a new way. For visitors, it offers an insight both into South Australia’s celebrated food and experimental arts cultures. Expect anything from edible insects to edible flowers, native plants and edible weeds.
Food is a creative tool and a universal symbol of connection. We use food to facilitate authentic participation from the audience – mediated, but never controlled, by us. Through additional layers of play and mystery, we encourage participants to consider what they consume on a new level; food as colour, food as a tactile or social experience, food as curation, food as performance, food as art.
My co-producer in this project is the talented Stephanie Daughtry. Working extensively as project manager for independent cultural projects, Steph has a particular interest in innovative audience engagement. She likes to redefine space, and the scope of personal interaction within these spaces, through creating experimental work fuelled by cross-disciplinary collaboration. Steph merges professional experience within major arts festivals, with an initiative to drive personal collaborative projects. With a varied background in theatre, curation, and community development, she loves to continuously deliver refreshing ideas that enhance personal experiences within the CBD.