On February 21 the Kluge-Ruhe Collection will host a benefit dinner celebrating Australia’s rich cultural diversity and the unique role we fulfill in sharing it with an American audience. Our Aussie Bush Banquet features Australian fare prepared by the C & O Restaurant and a stirring program of film, bush poetry, and a performance by William Barton. We hope you will become more involved with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection by joining us at this event!
The Aussie Bush Banquet will take place at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center and begins at 6:00 pm. The program includes the premiere of Stars Over The Sea, a documentary film on Torres Strait Islander artist David Bosun, an Australian bush poetry reading by Ian Henry, and a performance by internationally acclaimed didjeridu master William Barton and the U.Va. McIntire String Quartet.
The menu catered by C & O is as follows:
Crispy coconut prawns with curry aioli
Wagyu beef carpaccio crostini with feta and dill
Warm potato soufflés with bacon and parmesan
Roasted beets and feta cheese salad with mint, organic lettuces and orange vinaigrette
Barbecued Barramundi with lime-avocado salad and tamarind-ginger salsa
Braised Australian lamb shoulder with potato pastry and minted salsa verde
Grilled vegetable wellington with local tofu, chevre and bell pepper coulis
Lamingtons with warm vanilla sauce
Tickets come at a variety of price levels and can be purchased here.
We are grateful to the following sponsors for their support: Maria T. Kluge, Office of the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts, C & O Restaurant, and T & N Printing.