RISING festival unveils glimmering 130-seat pop up restaurant in Sidney Myer Music Bowl

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RISING festival unveils glimmering 130-seat pop up restaurant in Sidney Myer Music Bowl

Words by Tom Parker

Melbourne’s RISING festival has just unveiled its transcendent new innovation, The Lighthouse.

RISING festival has furthered the intrigue surrounding its inaugural program with the announcement of The Lighthouse – a 130-seat pop-up restaurant that will find its home in Sidney Myer Music Bowl’s grassy amphitheatre.

What you need to know

  • RISING festival have just announced The Lighthouse, a new pop-up restaurant set in Sidney Myer Music Bowl
  • The pop-up will sit atop The Wilds – the supernatural forest of ice, art, sound and moonlight also coming to the venue as part of the festival
  • Helmed by acclaimed chef David Moyle, the restaurant will be able to house 130 people

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Billed as a ‘bistro nestled in the heavens’, The Lighthouse will sit at the top of the Bowl’s amphitheatre and overlook RISING’s supernatural forest of ice, art, sound and moonlight, The Wilds.

The Lighthouse embodies a glass-walled atrium set to the alluring backdrop of The Wilds’ densely-planted bamboo. The restaurant will be helmed by revered chef David Moyle, who will be serving an original three-course menu.

You might know Moyle for his exploits at restaurants, Franklin, Garagiste and Longsong. Known for his commitment to sustainable produce, Moyle’s Lighthouse innovations will celebrate the chef’s refined techniques, and include dishes smoked to order from a suite of onsite smokers.

As to the drinks, founder of Blackhearts & Sparrows Jess Ghaie will curate The Lighthouse’s wine list, providing a selection of drops closely complementing Moyle’s menu.

Alongside The Lighthouse, an additional two kitchens will installed within The Wilds. These restaurants will see other notable Australian chefs collaborate for varying nightly menus.

The Lighthouse comes to RISING festival from Wednesday May 26 until Sunday June 6 in Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Head here for more info.