Melbourne, Dinner with Friends

Images by Marie-Luise Skibbe

Styling by Stephanie Stamatis


Linen tablecloths and napkins by IN BED
Linen tablecloths and napkins by IN BED

Table dressed for an Autumn dinner using IN BED Natural linen tablecloths and linen napkins in Pine and Khaki.

Ahead of our residency in Melbourne last week we held a dinner with friends in Melbourne. We shared a family-style meal of autumnal produce, which was orchestrated by our friends at Merchant Rd and headed by chef Ella Mittas.

Tina from We Are Triibe.

The Menu

Designed by Ella Mittas and Merchant Road using in-season, regional produce where possible.

Persimmon with That’s Amore burrata and purple basil with hazelnuts

Cauliflower fritters with capers and salad of green leaves from Somerset Heritage Farm

Pickled, foraged pine mushrooms with wild greens

Purple salad, with radicchio and red grapes

Roasted chicken with chestnuts

Baked quince and almond cake

The Wine


Tim Ward ‘I’ll Fly Away’ Semillon / Sauvignon (Yarra Valley, VIC)

Architects of Wine Skin-Contact Riesling (Clare Valley, SA)


Good Intentions Wine Co ‘Relatively Red’ (Mount Gambier, SA)

Delinquente ‘Bullet Dodger’ Montepulciano (Riverland, SA)

The table was dressed in our new kitchen linen colours, pine, chestnut and khaki, and all styled together by Stephanie Stamatis. Menus were handwritten by Vanessa Nguyen, and we listened to a blues playlist - a favourite of Steph's on Spotify.