Friday, August 13, 2010

The Historian

The Historian Hotel is a wonderful old building at 18 Coromandel Place which is a little laneway between Pirie Street and Grenfell Street. It is a fine restaurant with good table service and is also a SALA 2010 venue. As the bar is in the middle of the restaurant it can be a little noisy at lunch time but the food selection is varied with some tasty dishes.

The exhibition was called "Eclecticism" and featured three very different artists. Blue Byrne is a painter with classic style and showed a couple of still life compositions and a portrait. Daniel Connell exhibited bold use of the paint knife and striking colour usage in his portraits and landscapes. Jana Braddock's works were more whimsical and abstract. She combined detailed pencil drawings with beads and splashes of Shiraz wine in a number of curious compositions.

The hot chocolate came in a glass and saucer and was finished with a pile of white froth and sprinkle of chocolate powder. The drink was a rich milk chocolate flavour and cost $3.30.
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