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Supper Club Is the New Pop-Up Event Series Pairing Chefs with Musicians

The series will include a celebration of Australian Indigenous food featuring Archie Roach and Mark Olive, and a reunion of Goodgod Small Club's beloved diner The Dip.
By Ben Hansen
May 28, 2021
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By Ben Hansen
May 28, 2021
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Secret Sounds, who are the minds behind musical festivals like Splendour in the Grass, have just launched Supper Club — a series of one-off dining experiences over the June long weekend. Sydneysiders will be treated to dinner and a show as part of these limited-time pop-ups that see musicians paired with chefs, mixologists and wine purveyors across the city.

As part of Sydney's winter arts festival, Sydney Solstice, Supper Club will activate in Circular Quay at Mary's Underground and in a secret Sydney location for three unique nights of music, food and drinks. Kicking off the series is 'Food and Music for the Soul', the creation of legendary Gunditjmara and Bundjalung musician Archie Roach who will collaborate with Bundjalung chef Mark Olive, aka 'The Black Olive' of the TV series The Outback Cafe. Olive will bring his passion for native Australian ingredients in combination with Roach's music for a night of storytelling and Australian indigenous cuisine.

'Dinner at Nonna's' will see eccentric singer-songwriter Donny Benet bring his nostalgic 80s-style pop to Mary's Underground in collaboration with Toby Stansfield, Head Chef of Fabbrica Pasta Shop. Guest can expect to be serenaded by Benet while tucking into homemade pasta and sauces with Italian wines.

Toby Stansfield

Come Sunday, Ten Hats, the new collaboration between Elizabeth Mitchell (Alberto's Lounge), Ella Stening (Native Drops) and Maddison Costello (Sidehustle DJs), is throwing an indulgent brunch in a secret Sydney spot. Guests will be encouraged to snack from the dance floor with brekkie cocktails on hand alongside music from the multi-talented electronic musician Clypso and an unannounced roster of special guests.

Topping off the long weekend party is a reunion of The Dip, the restaurant formerly inside the beloved CBD bar and live music venue Goodgod Small Club. Opened in 2011 by Andre and Bianca Levins, The Dip served up to American-style barbecue and burgers to partygoers through the early 2010s before it made way for Jonkanoo Canteen in 2014 and Goodgod's eventual closure in 2015. The Levins will be joined by Mitch Orr (Pilu, ex-ACME), Clayton Wells (Automata) and Mike Eggert (Totti's/Pinbone) to recreate the hearty meals of The Dip, while the music will be handled by a roster of former Goodgod regulars including Halfway Crooks, Joyride and a reunion of the dance music trio Hoops.

Supper Club will run from Thursday, June 10 – Sunday, June 13. Tickets are on sale from midday on Friday, May 28.

Top image: James Adams

Published on May 28, 2021 by Ben Hansen

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