Charismatic soulful performance with a side of delicious food
Reviewed at Adelaide Central Market on 16 February 2019
Presented by Michelle Pearson Music
Comfort Food Cabaret is a delicious mix of the soulful sounds of Michelle Pearson’s voice, gourmet food accompanied by the smooth music of Bass and Keys. There is no faulting this show as you are taken on Michelle’s food journey through a number of cleverly reworded classics as her kitchen queens go about helping with the food prep in the background. The clever thing about this is that by so openly incorporating Loren Quinn and Rhiannon Groutsch with the admiration that Michelle shows them both, it completely removes the distraction of two people being in the background and allows you to maintain focus and become emotionally invested in Michelle’s stories.
The three course meal was divine and Michelle’s interaction with the audience is delightful. The added bonus is it all takes place in the gorgeous Central Market which is in fact celebrating 150 years of bringing quality produce to the people of Adelaide, and ingredients from stall holders are used in each dish. With the added bonus of a make shift bar to allow you to really immerse yourself in the experience and enjoy a night out at your new favourite restaurant.
With only 30 or so tickets left for the Fringe season be quick to snap up a ticket and treat yourself to a truly unique style of Cabaret show. Given the nature of this show allow for it to run over time by 10 or so minutes and it is recommended that you arrive early to enjoy the pre-show food treat thanks to the sponsor and to soak up the ambience and enjoyment of seeing the Central Market in a different way.
Reviewed by Tara Forbes-Godfrey
Venue: U-Install-It Community Kitchen, Gouger Dining Area at Adelaide Central Market, 44-60 Gouger Street, Adelaide, SA, 5000
Season: 21st, 23rd and 24th February
Duration: 70 minutes
Tickets: $30 – $50