The Lady and the Unicorn's arrival in Australia is kind of a big deal — this is only the third time the tapestry series has left France in more than 500 years. Held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the exhibition is a genuine once-in-a-lifetime chance to see these masterpieces of medieval craftsmanship. The six woven tapestries are considered to be some of the greatest surviving artworks from the European Middle Ages, and it's easy to see why. The works span more than 20 metres in length and hold a reputation as the "Mona Lisa of the Middle Ages".
To celebrate The Lady and the Unicorn's residency Down Under, AGNSW's much-loved restaurant Chiswick at the Gallery is hosting an affordable dining series. A ticket to the event includes your choice of main, a glass of wine or Four Pines beer and entry to the famed exhibition — all for $59.
Dishes are prepared by head chef Tim Brindley and stay true to the restaurant's 'garden-to-plate' philosophy — with ingredients even thrown in from the garden outside. You can choose from Cone Bay barramundi served with pipis, battered flathead fillets aside chunky hand-cut chips and pork cutlets with Brussels sprouts, among others. It's food meets art and, in our opinion, the tastiest way to experience one of 2018's landmark exhibitions.
The dining series is available at Chiswick at the Gallery throughout the duration of The Lady and the Unicorn exhibition. It's available for lunch daily and for dinner on Wednesday nights until Sunday 24 June. To make a reservation, head to the restaurant's website.