Out of the Furnace

Tuna seared on freshly blown glass, right out of the furnace

Enjoy canapés, a shared feast and desserts with locally paired wines, beers and bubbles, up close and personal interaction with the chefs and a glass blowing demonstration in a bustling hub of creativity known as The Studio & Co.

The converted garage in Hastings is a co-creative space of local artists directed by Leisa Wharington – famous for her glassblowing.

Leisa collided with chef Brad Holtz of Finesse Catering some months ago and together they dreamt of a food and art fusion, which includes presenting tuna seared on freshly blown glass cooked before your very eyes.

Tableware for the event will be custom made by artists for the event, including Leisa Wharington glassware and plateware by The Captains Table. All items in the gallery are for sale on the day.


For online purchases via melbournefoodandwine.com.au, a credit card fee of up to 1.7% and booking fee of $2.50 per transaction may be applied. Purchases through other sites may incur different booking fees.

Further Information

Wet Weather Contingency

This is an indoor event.

Dress Code

Smart Casual.

Allocated Seating

Shared Tables

Event Enquiries

For all event enquiries, please call: 0410 882 766

DateFri 16 – Sat 24 Mar
VenueThe Studio & Co., Hastings
The Studio & Co. 200 Marine Parade, HastingsMap of The Studio & Co.
  • Gift card redeemable
  • Vegetarian friendly event
  • Vegan friendly event
  • Gluten free friendly event
  • Nut allergy friendly event
  • Dairy free friendly event
0410 882 766