WA Ballet – Black & White Ball

The West Australian Ballet’s Annual Black & White Ball 2015 was held at the Claremont Showgrounds, in the Centenary Pavilion. Ultimo Catering & Events are proud sponsors of the arts and WA Ballet in particular, so it is with great pleasure that we cater for this prestigious event each year.

Guests were surprised and entertained by flash mob dancing during entrée service – Dancers were placed at different tables and got up to dance unannounced to the delight of everyone.

This year was better than ever with stunning theming by Lux Events. The beautiful Woodland styling with black & white table decorations and settings was complimented by most guests dressed in black & white attire. The venue was the perfect space for large event catering.


Large event catering is one of Ultimo’s specialities. We designed a custom menu for the occasion – Serving 400 guests a 3 course culinary adventure complete with Watermelon, elderflower & vodka sorbet palate cleanser. Guests were offered boutique hot & cold canapés upon arrival, including; Cylinder of duck pate, cognac, fig & pressed rye toast as well as the crowd pleasing Mousse of prawn, bouillabaisse reduction and pencil leek

Entrée was the delicate and fresh King fish ceviche, coconut fluid gel, basil pate de fruit, balsamic pearls, citrus infusion & lemon balm with a vegetarian option available also.

Perfect sous vide veal oxtail croquet, shined kale, carrot paste and reduction, wowed guests for the main course. The tenderly cooked veal melted in the mouth.

Dessert was a deliciously balanced combination of textures – Deconstructed toffee apple, with toffee pudding cake, walnut chutney and mascopone.

Ultimo are proud to be associated with the amazingly talented and creative people from the WA Ballet. We eagerly await next year’s black and white ball for another opportunity to provide innovative & imaginative catering to compliment the evening.


On behalf of West Australian Ballet and the Black & White Ball committee I would like to thank Ultimo Catering & Events for your support and commitment which made Saturday evening so successful. We have received many wonderful comments from guests about the evening, including the fabulous food and attentive waiting staff. Please pass on my personal thanks to Jess for her attention to detail and focused manner throughout the evening. Everyone loved the venue, quite amazing that a tin shed can be transformed into something so beautiful.  Thank you once again.

Lisa Barrett,  WA Ballet