The ARIA Awards Hall of fame took place
at the Hordern Pavillion last week in Sydney
The annual ARIA Hall of Fame honours Australia’s most influential musical icons, and songwriters who have made their mark both in Australia and around the globe. The Aria’s this year, for the first time was broadcasted in the Rockwiz format, hosted by Julia Zemiro and Brian Nankervis, with Moroccan themeing and luscious red velvet draping.With the new Sydney location at the Hordern Pavilion, moving from it’s grass roots in Melbourne, this year celebrated five inductees into the ARIA Hall of Fame – John Williamson, Models, Johnny Young, The Loved Ones and The Church, joining past legendary inductees, AC/DC, INXS and Paul Kelly to name a few.
Over four hours, guests enjoyed cocktail creations presented by leading Mondo Bartenders. Choices included the Pink Velvet (berries shaken with vodka & topped with pineapple), and the popular MONDO special, Higo Libre (a twist on the classic – with fresh muddled limes, golden rum and their house fig syrup, served on ice, topped with soda.)
Mondo Bartenders created cocktails
including Pink Velvet and the popular
Mondo favourite, the Higo Libre
Chef Justin Bull of Bayleaf Catering provided a Moroccan feast featuring starters of Bissara, Garbanzo dips with fig & walnut breads, tasting plates of Kefta Briouats, and minted lamb & mushroom kebabs. The main offering Moroccan meatball tagine, spiced cous cous & harissa baked chicken, finishing with a scrumptious Moroccan chocolate cake splashed with summer strawberries finished off the journey perfectly.
Bayleaf Catering created a Moroccan
feast for the event courtesy of Chef Justin Bull
Mondo Bartenders have been providing a range of event services and beverage concepts throughout Australia for the past 12 years. Renowned event and catering expert and founder of Bayleaf Catering, Chris Stubbs recently acquired Mondo and has since introduced the company to a wider audience through their national tour brand, Star Grazers Catering – Taste the Music thanks to having spent time touring with the likes of AC/DC, Elton John, U2, Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Slash, Dizzy Rascal, Whitney Houston, and Lady Gaga, Neil Diamond, Guns n Roses & Bon Jovi to name a few.