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After several years of staging sellout events in hush-hush locations — including an orchard and a barn — Secret Suppers is setting up at Fringe World and disclosing its address.
Five Seven Deadly Sins immersive dinners will be hosted from February 7 to 9 at the Hellenic Club in Northbridge.
Guests are invited to “ponder the meaning and impact of transgression, through seven interactive courses, each inspired by the seven deadly sins”, with chefs pairing with performers for a unique sensory and social experience.
Since starting in April 2016 with a dinner for 30, Secret Suppers has staged 11 long-table events around Perth, attended by more than 1000 diners.
“I have wanted to do an immersive dinner for some time and the theme of Seven Deadly Sins came to me a few years ago,” creative director Deneil Fernandez said, who co-founded Secret Suppers with head chef Melissa Molinari.
“Our usual events have a relaxed vibe and focused on food and the story behind the local producers. We wanted to do this one as part of Fringe so that we could really push creative boundaries and use artistic and performance elements to create a multi-sensory experience.
“We consider ourselves as experience designers and Fringe is the perfect festival for testing new ideas and concepts that are out of the box, with the Western Australian community.”
“The location reveal was more logistics with the Fringe World ticket selling system than anything else.”
The dinners will be hosted by former My Kitchen Rules contestant and reigning Mr Gay World, Jordan Bruno, with model, actor and classical singer Alisa Voss.
“I have always loved Fringe, so to be asked to participate in an event that incorporates so much entertainment and incredible five star food in the one show is a little bit surreal,” Bruno said.
Performers will include audio-visual artist Roly Skender (Frankensoundz), aerial artist Jordan Clarke and WAAPA students Stacey Gobey (singer-songwriter) and Jackson Peele (musical theatre).
“The team also includes two installation artists and an industrial designer,” Fernandez said.
“We are currently working on three dimensional menus and a bespoke jelly mould for a UV glowing gin and tonic jelly.”