Paint It Up – King O’Malleys

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Hello hungry peoples,

Today we are going to combine some fine wine, good pub food and art. It is essentially my perfect Sunday afternoon. I am usually kid free, slightly tipsy and giggling up the back with some friends while eating deep fried food. Heavenly!

art_class

I have talked previously about my “Paint it Up adventures here but I thought it was worth a revisit as we were trying a different venue. Just to recap “Paint it Up”  is an art class, typically hosted in a pub or restaurant, where you are taught to paint a particular style of painting. On this day I was suitably excited as we were going to try to recreate a painting by Gustav Klimt, who is one of my favourite artists. He is the guy who paints dreamy pictures of women, usually with a lot of golden hues and warm colours. Very pretty!

paint

The class was held at the King O’Malley’s pub in Civic at lunchtime on a Sunday. This makes for a very quiet pub, which is probably for the best because I needed to focus people! I am a super slow painter and I never even get close to finishing anything in the allotted two hours. I tried for the achievable goal of at least having paint on the whole canvas, which for me would be a vast improvement and no mean feat.

zuchini_fritters
Zuchini fritters

I managed to achieve this but it really cut into my wine drinking and eating time, so I am not convinced that this is a good thing. Maybe my art needs to suffer or I will just fade away food and wine free. So sad. The instructors were very helpful and gave great instructions, which having gone to a few of these, seems to just be how they do

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Fish and chips

So let’s discuss said food. My friends Sophie ordered an entree of zucchini fritters and salad which looked delicious and crispy and delivered on this promise.  I can’t resist fish and chips in a pub. Two massive deep fried fillets with salad and a pile of beer battered chips was overly generous but seriously yummy. I may have eaten more than I probably should have. I paired this with a Pinot Gris, which goes perfectly with fish. The light crisp flavour also helps with the grease. Overall it was a fab afternoon and I even got a half finished painting out of it.

painting_in_progress

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks Karen for doing a blog on us and King O’Malley’s. We loved it.

    1. Karen says:

      Your welcome. You do good work 🙂

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