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Art of Lunch: Days of Wine and Roses - Gerlinde Thomas and Maizy Coombes

  • Avalon Restaurant 18 Katoomba Street Katoomba, NSW, 2780 Australia (map)

Introducing The Art of Lunch - a new feast for all the senses held on the last Sunday of each month

The Art of Lunch is a showcase for the extraordinary talents of our local artists, musicians and chefs.

Join us for a delicious three-course themed lunch, while you meet a new artist who will introduce their works displayed within our dining room. Then, relax and enjoy a unique musical performance by our featured musician.

This month’s theme is ’Days of Wine and Roses’, and our featured artist is Gerlinde Thomas. Music will be provided by Maizy Coombes on violin & vocals.

Enjoy a three-course menu created by the Avalon culinary team.

Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free options available on request.

The Art of Lunch: Days of Wine and Roses
Gerlinde Thomas - Maizy Coombes
Avalon Restaurant
Sunday September 29 at 12pm
Tickets $89 per person



Spring Smoked Salmon, Avocado, Tomato and Basil Salad with a White Wine Vinaigrette


Roast Chicken Sangria with Olives, Capers and Orange, served with Rosemary Potatoes


Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Delice served with Pink Moscato Sorbet (v)

About the Artist - Gerlinde Thomas

Gerlinde Thomas has always had a passion for creating being drawn to portraiture and figurative endeavours. In 2008 she decided to paint using watercolours, later transitioning to oils. With no formal training, but with pure perseverance, trial and error, her skills have developed and expanded.

She has participated in over 45 art exhibitions, and has held 4 solo exhibitions.

“On The Face Of It” at Lost Bear Gallery featured portraits of over 30 Blue Mountains based artists and artisans. “Bygone Eras” at Gallery One88 in Katoomba depicted nostalgic evocations of the hedonistic Gatsby era and Hollywood golden days.

Gerlinde has works displayed in various locations throughout the Blue Mountains and is represented by the Little Wombat Gallery in Faulconbridge. Currently, Gerlinde is working on commissions and welcomes all enquiries.

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About the Musician - Maizy Coombes

Blue Mountains based musician, Maizy Coombes is well known for her role in bands such as Snail, Lime and Steel and Tally Ho & the 10-to-Go’s, as well as appearances with many Blue Mountains performers. Using a loop pedal to support herself, this unique sound scape has the ability to bring out tears as you apply make-up or brush your teeth, yet still leave you feeling contemplative and joyous.

Maizy’s music encompasses the genres of Folk, Independent, Contemporary and Alternative. Her influences include Regina Spektor, Andrew Bird, and Ratatat.

An endearing Violinist and Singer/songwriter, Maizy will appear for a special  performance at the September Art of Lunch event at the Avalon. Click the link below to buy a ticket to this unique event.


About The Art of Lunch

The Art of Lunch is a showcase for the extraordinary talents of local Blue Mountains artists, musicians and chefs. The event stimulates opportunities for creatives, as well as a wealth of new opportunities for local residents and visitors to the greater Blue Mountains region to appreciate their skills and virtuosity.

The first season of the Art of Lunch commenced on Sunday, 26 May and every last Sunday of the month until October 2019. The event will take place simultaneously at several restaurants and galleries within the Greater Blue Mountains region, with each venue offering a different theme, exhibition and performance. Art of Lunch guests will enjoy a menu specially designed menu by a chef, a visual art exhibition opened by the artist and a thirty-minute live music concert.

The Art of Lunch is a concept by Earthly Delights, a collaboration between three well established Blue Mountains creatives; Susan Cochrane Artistic Director, Meg Benson Music Hunter and Brad Diedrich Digital Media Designer.

Susan, the instigator of the Art of Lunch, dreams up lavish art events for iconic venues in the Blue Mountains region.

Meg and Brad were heavily involved in the 2018 Live and Local festival and both have feature programs on RadioBM. Meg is famous for organising numerous gigs in key Blue Mountains locations and Brad creates a presence for Blue Mountains in amazing websites and across all social media platforms.