Avalon's sensational Art of Lunch

Delight yourself and friends with a supreme Sunday lunch and experience the very best of Blue Mountains talent at the Avalon restaurant in Katoomba on June 30.

The special event will feature a sensational program as part of the the Art of Lunch initiative. A longtime favourite with locals, the Avalon's retro ambience is the perfect setting for this feast for all the senses.

Artist and musician Rachel Hannan has chosen the theme, "Dancing Light", for her exhibition of recent works. Her paintings are vibrant and spontaneous, capturing the intensity of light and shadow in mountain clefts and plateaus. In 2018, she was a finalist in the Fisher's Ghost Art Award, Calleen Art Award and the Kangaroo Valley Arts Prize.

John Stuart is a virtuoso on the seven-string guitar. As well as playing solo from his wide repertoire, he compliments Hannan with beautiful, swinging accompaniments that suggest a larger band. The duo has been performing together for more than 20 years, and have an easy, improvisational feel, imbued with intimacy and familiarity.

The Avalon's culinary team led by David Cartwright is taking up the challenge to interpret "Dancing Light" in creative cuisine, featuring flavours, colours and textures that reflect the moods of the Blue Mountains.

The Art of Lunch is a showcase for the talents of Blue Mountains artists, musicians and chefs. The project received a grant from the Federal Government, as well as support from local enterprises Scenic World and BMR Accounting.

The website www.artoflunch.com.au is packed with information about each event. Book online or at Avalon Restaurant before June 10 and get an early bird discounts of 10 per cent, group bookings over six persons also receive a 10 per cent discount.