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Hidden Feast Charity Dinner

HerCanberra Team

It is not often that decadence is guilt free but Hidden Feast is just that.

This exciting event, which has just been announced by local photographer Anisa Sabet, in conjunction with The Macadames blog and HerCanberra, creates unique curated dinner parties in secret locations around the Canberra region.

Hidden Feast will bring together passionate partners and food lovers to enjoy a unique dining experience. And the guilt-free part? 100% of the proceeds from each event will be donated to the NICU Foundation.

This charity holds a special place in Anisa’s heart, as her daughter recently benefitted from an extended stay in NICU. Although it was a rough start, the beautiful nurses and doctors at NICU and TCH Canberra hospital made all the difference.

Anisa and her daughter

Anisa and her daughter

The NICU Foundation is a local charity that raises money for medical equipment, research and Nurse education to help give the ACT and Southern NSW’s critically ill newborn babies the best chance to lead healthy, normal lives.  In addition to this, the foundation provides comforting equipment for parents and families including additional breast pumps, entertainment equipment where families can watch television in a relaxed environment and the furniture needed to enable a parent’s overnight stay.  These are all simple things that can make such a difficult time a little bit easier.

Each Hidden Feast will be held in a unique location, which guests will discover on the day of the event and become immersed in the curated oasis of culinary delights. Hidden Feast will be held once per season, each with a beautifully curated menu and theme based on the time of year and setting.

The catering for Hidden Feast will be provided by Sydney-based chef, Aaron Teece of Studio Neon. In addition to the studio, Aaron runs a mobile events company, travelling across Australia and internationally. His philosophy is simple: bring like-minded people together in an inspired yet relaxed setting, to share food, wine and to create a memorable experience.  He is excited to collaborate with Hidden Feast to provide Canberrans with a unique dining experience while raising money for a charity that helps bring little minds into our world.

The event styling will be provided by Canberra-based styling and photographer, Lean Timms of Lean and Meadow.

Food styling by Lean Timms via

Food styling by Lean Timms via

Lean has contributed to and been featured in a number of Australian and international editorials and publications including Saveur Magazine, Food and Wine, Collective Magazine, Provencial Magazine, SBS food and the Kinfolk Dinner Series. Lean has also photographed ‘The Saints of Old Florida’, a coastal lifestyle and recipe book and Kate Young’s ‘The Little Library Cookbook’, Head of Zeus Publishing, due for release in the UK October 2017.

“With such a passionate and experienced team, each season’s Hidden Feast will be a night to remember,” says host and curator Anisa Sabet. “We can’t wait to treat guests to a long and leisurely evening of sampling local produce, sipping regional wine and sharing stories. And all the while not feeling at all guilty as we are working together to give other families the same assistance my family received at the NICU.”

The first of the four Hidden Feast events will be held at secret locations on the following dates:

SPRING                      15 October 2016

SUMMER                  18 February 2017

AUTUMN                    6 May 2017

WINTER                     TBA

To book your place at a Hidden Feast and help support the local NICU Foundation please purchase a ticket at here. Tickets go on sale today, 18 August 2016.

The Hidden Feast team is excited to raise support for NICU and welcomes all sponsors and partners to help us achieve the best result. If you would like to partner with Hidden Feast please contact [email protected]

the essentials

What: Hidden Feast
When: The first dinner will be on Saturday October 15
Where: Location to be disclosed on the day
For all information on the Hidden Feast please visit:


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