Vikings - Beyond the legend - Exhibition Opened on the 19th of September

Date Posted: 20/09/2013 3:46:16 PM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

Last night we had the Grand opening of the Vikings - Beyond the legend exhibition at the Australian National Maritime Museum. With over 500 VIP guests the museum put on a show with dozens of people dressed in authentic Viking costumes recreating a traditional medieval battle to launch the new exhibition.

Dont miss it! and when you come stop by the Yots Cafe to try our special Viking Menu. 

More info below on this link about the exhibition: Vikings - Beyond the Legend

Hundreds of treasures reveal how they really lived.

Warriors, invaders and plunderers or explorers, traders and farmers? Beyond the myths and legends, what do we really know about the people we call Vikings?

The fascinating world of Vikings is revealed in the international blockbuster Vikings - Beyond the legend - open for a limited season.

This must-see exhibition draws on recent archaeological discoveries and nearly 500 rare artefacts to shed new light on the Viking way of life while challenging stereotypes of Vikings as ferocious, plundering pagans in horned helmets.

Many of the artefacts have never been seen in Australia such as the oldest known Scandinavian crucifix, finely crafted bronze and silver jewellery, exquisite gold and silver pendants, small statuettes of Norse gods, and Viking swords dating from 700-1100AD.

Visitors can also see an eight metre replica of the Viking boat Krampmacken, and step on board the Jorgen Jorgenson - a newly restored reconstruction of the late 9th century Gokstad ship


Laissez faire catering at The Maritime Museum - Australia’s Longest Reserve Table by Jacob’s Creek

Date Posted: 29/07/2013 2:26:29 PM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering

Jacob’s Creek hosted Australia’s Longest Reserved Table at the Australian Maritime museum with more than 550 people enjoying a long lunch 

Being such the multicultural country, Australia and its people are rich with stories of provenance; whether you’ve come from a different country, state, town or even suburb to Sydney.

In celebration of Sydney’s rich cultural provenance story, Jacob’s Creek and celebrity chef Pete Evans hosted Australia’s Longest Reserve Table on Saturday, 27 July 2013 featuring a long table of hundreds of guests 

The lunch took at the Australian National Maritime Museum guests were invited to prepare and bring a dish that represents their culture and to share their provenance story with hundreds of other food and wine lovers.

Antipasto platters , salads and dessert platters were provided by Laissez Faire catering 






and this is what the client had to say......

"Just a quick not to say a ginormous THANKYOU to you and your amazing team for our Jacob’s Creek lunch on Saturday.
You were both a pleasure to deal with, and very were both amazing to work with and got all our million requests done quickly and ensured each guest received the right meal to their very specific requirements, which I know was a challenge in itself!
Thanks again for helping us to create such an amazing event, we would never been able to do it without your team.
Thanks so much and look forward to working together in the future"

Event Producer 

Planet Ocean Sydney Premiere supported by Omega

Date Posted: 20/06/2013 1:01:23 PM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

Case Study: Planet Ocean Sydney Premiere supported by Omega
“Planet Ocean is an amazing & unique film that has the power to change the way humanity views the ocean” – Cinematographer Mr David Hannan

Client: Swatch Group  
Venue: The Australian National Maritime Museum – Tasman Light Gallery   
Date: 5th June 2013
Audience: 100

To equally match a high profile, industry event opening with high quality sustainable beverage, local produce canapés & premium service.  The venue needed to showcase the range of Omega watches – a company who invented the first deep sea diving watches.  Omega has supported exploration of the ocean for centuries.

All food. beverage & service including Bollinger & sustainable beer (Blue Tongue Lager) to 100 guests pre & post premiere screening.  

The event was a huge success – guests enjoyed the catering in a beautiful setting


Join us every Sunday at Yots for LIVE MUSIC

Date Posted: 23/04/2013 8:14:35 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas
Poster YOts Final lowres

Summer Nights at Yots - Check out the pics from last Thursday

Date Posted: 18/01/2013 12:33:38 PM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas


summer nights poster, yots, maritime

Pictures from last Thursday!!!! 

Summer nights Pics

Mini residency - Oscar Jimenez Trio
Yots Café Bar, Australia 

Thurs 31 Jan … 4 pm – 7 pm
Thurs 7 and Thur 14 February….5 pm – 8 pm

The Australian National Maritime Museum’s harbour front café bar Yots is kicking into swing this Summer with FREE evening performances by Latin Roots sensations Oscar Jimenez Trio

Yots Café will host a mini residency from the trio on Thursday evenings – 31 January, 7 February and a special Valentine’s performance on 14 February.

Oscar Jiminez is best known as the lead singer of Aria nominated band Watussi. Fresh from his recent performance supporting Spanish Superstar Manu Chao, his appearances at Yots with his trio will feature his own brand of finely crafted, uplifting songs soulfully inspired by his Colombian roots.

And to fit with the music it will be serving a Latin-inspired menu including a delicious range of Tapas and Sangria (usual full bar also available).

Yots Café boasts one of Sydney’s best views – out across the museum fleet in the foreground, Darling Harbour and Sydney’s towering skyline. It’s easily accessible by Sydney Ferry (Pyrmont Bay wharf), bus (Route 443) train (Town Hall station),  monorail (Harbourside stop) or light rail (Pyrmont Bay stop). 

And after sunset why not take a walk across Pyrmont Bridge to experience the National Maritime Museum’s major new light show Waves of Migration on its iconic roof? Celebrating the history of migration to Australia, the eight minute show tells the compelling stories of those who’ve come across the seas.

The Australian National Maritime Museum, at 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, is open daily 9.30 am to 5 pm. Inquiries (02) 9298 3777 or

16 January 2013           

Media contact:    Jude Timms (02) 9298 3645; 0418 219 841;

End of Financial Year Special

Date Posted: 8/05/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Laissez-faire Catering
Special Maritime
Tags: Maritime


Date Posted: 6/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas

“Art Wolfe’s photographs are a superb evocation of some of the most breathtaking spectacles in the world.”
Sir David Attenborough

“There’s a stunning clarity and vibrancy in Art Wolfe’s wildlife portraits, which are careful, often haunting, compositions.”
The New York Times Book Review

This legendary international photographer will be presenting a public lecture and workshop at the Australian National Maritime Museum on 16th & 17th March 2012, respectively.
This is the first time Art Wolfe will present his work in Australia and it is definitely worth checking out. For full details, visit: Art Wolfe in Australia or contact Denis Glennon AO on 0418 923 103.

AQUA: A Journey into the World of Water

Date Posted: 2/02/2012 12:00:00 AM
Posted By: Ian-Michael Farkas


3 December 2011 - 26 February 2012

AQUA is a multisensory experience for the whole family. Discover the story of water and its importance in our lives as you are taken through a journey of water installations and visual effects . Be immersed in an adventure around the world, in which you are both actor and spectator, surrounded by 360 screen projections. And be inspired by the visual spectacle of AQUA to make a pledge to save water for the planet.

AQUA is a 30-minute timed show with ANMM guides to take you through this unique experience created by ONE DROP, an initiative of Guy Laliberté, Founder of Cirque du Soleil®.