Mama Xanadu



Mama Xanadu is an experiential culinary studio and botanical apothecary. We are dedicated to searching our historic past and speculative future for cultural narratives and innovations that serve to illuminate our experience and guide us in the present.
Food and drink are mediums through which we can navigate the world and taste our journey within it. Subtle flavours and a visual aesthetic tap into our psyche to invoke memories, enhance brain hemisphere processing and catalyse thought and ideas.

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In a Nutshell

Mama Xanadu is an experiential culinary studio and botanical apothecary. We are dedicated to searching our historic past and speculative future for cultural narratives and innovations that serve to illuminate our experience and guide us in the present.
Food and drink are mediums through which we can navigate the world and taste our journey within it. Subtle flavours and a visual aesthetic tap into our psyche to invoke memories, enhance brain hemisphere processing and catalyse thought and ideas.

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We have taken diners on ethnobotanical adventures to the cult temples of Ancient Greece, Islamic apothecaries of Persia and the monastic physic gardens of the Middle Ages.
Guests have discovered an abandoned picnic in the woods and explored the ritual and drama of the changing seasons and cultural approaches to life, death and everything in between.
Next we plan to chart the zodiac with edible astrophotography and transport you into the future of food on a dystopian Mars.

We are conscious about where we source our ingredients and promote primarily plant-based, ethical eating that is sympathetic to the environment and supports non-toxic farming and local initiatives.

Our research has led us to producers that use traditional methods, work with biodynamic principles and understand the need to shift from sustainable to regenerative agriculture.

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