AALIA x Ivan Brehm | Vivid Chef Series – Vivid Sydney 2024

Location: AALIA
Address: 25 Martin Place, Sydney NSW 2000
Dates: 11 – 12 June, 2024 5:30PM – 11PM:

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AALIA’s pleasant, sophisticated ambiance brings together modern European “crossroads cooking” with the depth and range of Middle Eastern food.

Gaze out over Martin Place as you tour the globe and through history with a stunning feast prepared by Nouri’s Ivan Brehm and AALIA’s Paul Farag. This unusual menu, created for two meals only, will combine Ivan’s culinary experience with Paul’s passion for Middle Eastern flavors that are less well-known. All provided in the luxurious setting of 25 Martin Place, which features beautiful floor-to-ceiling glass windows and warm oak curves.

Ivan, the chef-owner of Nouri, a popular Michelin-starred Singapore restaurant, is a true maestro of global cuisine. He was born in Brazil and has worked in the kitchens of Per Se in New York, Mugaritz in Spain’s Basque Country, Hibiscus in London, and Heston Blumenthal’s The Fat Duck for four years before moving to Singapore in 2013 to run restaurant Bacchanalia.

With Paul’s desire to highlight the secret culinary traditions of Turkey, Lebanon, and beyond, this will be a really unique opportunity to experience global fusion at its most elegant.


Vivid Chef Series is a celebration of collaboration and fusion — the two ingredients that make Sydney’s dining scene so exciting and diverse.

In a series of special dinners two leading chefs, one cutting-edge international name and one local Sydney icon, are brought together to craft a truly unique and delicious meal.

Specifically selected for their distinct but complimentary cultural backgrounds and techniques, each chef pair will create a never-to-repeated menu that celebrates the best NSW produce and suppliers.

Beyond being a celebration of culinary innovation, this is an example of the power and beauty of diversity and communion through food. Join us as we forge new connections and try something completely new together.

Other Vivid Chef Series collaborations include:

The Charles Brasserie & Bar x Sally Abé.
Fred’s x Max Coen.