Friday, July 23, 2010

Vitasoy vs St Ali - Celebrate The Bean

12-18 Yarra Place
South Melbourne 3205 VIC
Ph: (03) 9686 2990
Website: St Ali

St Ali, in conjunction with Vitasoy, held a graffiti art, performance, cocktail and food party in the St Ali East warehouse. It was a fun night that brought together various elements. Throughout the night, the talented Drewfunk covered a massive wall of the new Vitasoy Organic Soy Milk cartons with his graffiti.

Whilst the graffiti was occurring throughout the night, guests were able to sample cocktails made by the world reknowned cocktail bar, Der Raum, that featured Vitasoy soy milk. The cocktails were delicious and consisted of white chocolate and vitasoy milk warm foam on top of a mixture of rum, pineapple juice and agavae juice. It was their interpretation of a classic Pina Colada. It was a hit with the guests, with everyone going back for thirds at least.

The food that night was provided by St Ali head chef Ben Cooper and Outpost chef Paul Jewson, and the heavenly dessert by Philippa Sibley of il Fornaio. The food was spectacular, with dishes such as Pulled pork with Asian Mint on Crisps, Oysters with Soy and Mirin, Mushroom Pies, Miso Soup and Fried Chicken Wings. The dessert by Philippa was equally spectacular. A soft donut was filled with passionfruit custard and glazed with pineapple syrup. I loved them so much I had four.

The performance art was provided by Phire Kat and Bernn. They did numerous shows outside the warehouse and also one inside. The fire twirling was risky and the lighting of fire onto the skin was a delight.

It was such a fun night and highlighted how good Der Raum cocktails are, the wonderful food from Ben Cooper of St Ali and Paul Jewson of Outpost, addictive desserts from Philippa Sibley of il Fornaio, and an inventive use of Vitasoy Organic Soy Milk.

Thanks to Fiona Brook, Clemence Harvey from Harvey Publicity and St Ali for inviting me to the launch party.


  1. fantastic photos!
    well if everyone is doing a post then I might try to wrangle one up. Now that you have supplied all the details to remind me of what we ate and drank ;) hehe

  2. Definitely wrangle up a post. I would love to see your take on the photos. It's always interesting to see what different photos people capture of the same thing. Also, make sure you photograph all that free soy milk you got haha.

  3. YAY! Awesome photos. We should do it all again :) At least you have more food photos than me :P

  4. It sounds like a fabulous evening. I'm sure the best part was the company of those other "Asian bloggers" :-). This is my first visit here, so I took some time to browse through your earlier features. I really like the way you write. I'm an ocean away and will probably never visit the places and events you feature, but a gal has to dream. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

  5. Penny, we should all do it again. I did get a few photos of the food, but not all, as I always suffer the same problem of being more worried with eating than photographing.

    Mary, it was a great evening. Haha, I see you've read my other post. I hope you keep enjoying my blog. You have a great day too.