“We came, we ate, we drank & we filmed it!”

As you can probably tell we are here, out the front of Oliver’s Taranga, the scene of what’s going to be a massive party tonight. There’s 170 people coming to celebrate 170 years – six generations with a seventh generation who we’ll also meet – 170 bottles of wine, the kitchen’s over there, they’re cooking porchetta, there’s all sorts of beautiful food… it’s all about to kick off. So remember this moment: the calm before the storm that is the 170th birthday of Oliver’s Taranga.

– Nick Stock

And what a wonderful storm it was. If you were unable to join us, here’s something to give you a taste of our 170th birthday party: the official party video! Presented by the storm’s calm eye Nick Stock with commentary from James Halliday, the video also features interviews with our own Marjorie, Don, Margie, Corrina, and Brioni – with assistance from Koen and Miah too :)

(If you can’t see the video above, click here to watch the video on Vimeo.)

So was the evening a success? Well…

I took no notes, and got home real late.

– Philip White