Experience a World-First Fruit Weather Installation at Casey Cornucopia

Delight your tastebuds these school holidays with an out-of-this-world immersive installation at Bunjil Place in Narre Warren.

28 Jun 2022

Just in time for the winter school holidays, Casey Cornucopia is here to delight your senses! A collaboration between Bunjil Place and London-based creative studio Bombas and Parr, Casey Cornucopia is a wonderful and wacky immersive experience designed to show off Casey’s local growers and rich produce in a way that’s never been done before.

Part of the annual Winter Arts Festival celebrations, visitors to Casey Cornucopia will experience a host of sensory delights. With so much to see and do, here are just a few must-do experiences you’ll want to check out.

Explore the Cornucopia Garden

Date: June 25-July 17
Time: 10am-10pm daily
Price: Free

Like something out of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, the Cornucopia Garden is a surreal, multi-sensory installation that aims to showcase local produce in a new and exciting format. The installation will see the Plaza at Bunjil Place completely transformed into a fruit-filled wonderland, complete with oversized sculptures and the world’s first edible fog! The trick to this ‘Fruit Weather’ system is powerful fog machines that fill the air with sweetly flavoured clouds.

One of the more notable fog flavours is the chocolate lily, which has been selected for its local Indigenous connections, its beauty, and of course its unexpected scent. Visitors will get to discover the story behind the chocolate lily by heading on one of the daily tours or by checking out the Cornucopia documentary series, screened daily.

Take the Cornucopia Tour

Date: June 25-July 10; July 16-17
Time: Available daily, check the website for session times.
Price: $10

If you want to get a behind-the-scenes look and learn exactly how this quirky concept came to life, the Cornucopia Tour is for you. You’ll get to take a closer look at the original Bombas and Parr designs, learn about the research and development that went into creating the sculptures and edible fog and discover the untold story of the chocolate lily – an indigenous plant with blue flowers that smells a lot like chocolate. Along the way, you’ll also gain a better understanding of Casey’s produce and growers, via a smorgasbord of bite-sized goodies.

Feast at the Cornucopia Immersive Dinner

Date: July 1-2
Time: Staggered entry between 6.30pm and 8.40pm
Price: $110

The Cornucopia Immersive Dinner is a fine-dining experience like no other, featuring seven exciting courses prepared by Bunjil Place’s in-house chef. On this culinary journey through Casey’s foodie landscape, you’ll sample a variety of modern dishes (including green ant rice paper rolls and cricket pho).

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