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Written by Jo Hombsch
Welcome back to my unsolicited monthly round-up of newly opened restaurants, a cocktail special, chefs to take note of, where to stay and venues you’ll find us making a reservation or two.
Osborn House launches outdoor Fire Feast experience
Every Sunday between now and the end of spring, Osborn House invites in-house and external guests to its immersive Fire Feast lunch. Running from 12pm to 4pm, Fire Feast is a theatrical food experience that heroes local Southern Highlands produce and South Coast seafood making them shine through the art of South American open-fire cooking.
Sokyo Launches Breakfast
Sokyo, one of Sydney’s finest Japanese restaurants, has launched an all-new innovative breakfast menu. Think crispy tempura hash browns and avocado on toast as you’ve never seen before.
Ovolo Hotels Add a Boost of Caffeine to Negroni Week
In celebration of Campari’s Negroni Week (12-18 September), Ovolo Hotels have created ‘The Decadent Count’, a specially curated cocktail which will be available exclusively for one week only. Ovolo’s drinks specialists have taken the globally beloved Negroni recipe and added a kick of caffeine to create ‘The Decadent Count’, which they’ve taken to the next level with a garnish of Campari-infused cacao nibs.
Rekōdo Restaurant & Vinyl Bar
Barangaroo House is set to get a little louder when Rekōdo restaurant and vinyl bar joins the house mix on level one, Friday 16 September. A nod to Japanese listening rooms, Rekōdo (Japanese for ‘record’) blurs the line between food, drink and music to create an immersive restaurant and vinyl bar with a Japanese bent.
World Class Cocktail Festival
Across nine sensational days and nights, leading Australian food and drink venues such as Quay, Bennelong and Shell House will join forces with the world’s greatest names in the global bar scene including The Connaught’s ‘Master of the Martini’ Ago Perrone for World Cocktail Festival.
Mount Pleasant Spring Long Table Lunch
To celebrate their newly renovated cellar door and the first month of spring Mount Pleasant is hosting a long table lunch. Guests will enjoy a four-course lunch with canapes on arrival, designed by acclaimed chef Justin North and Mount Pleasant‘s newly appointed head chef Kyle Whitbourne, paired with wines by chief winemaker Adrian Sparks.
Loulou Bistro launches weekend breakfast and brunch
Loulou Bistro, Boulangerie and Traiteur introduces weekend breakfast and brunch in the Bistro. Expect deliciously fresh pastries from the Boulangerie next door, an indulgent crab soufflé omelette, Loulou’s take on a buttery croque madame, and Bloody Mary’s served out on the Bistro’s sun-drenched terrace.
Lobster & Co
Lobster & Co is a pop-up dining experience serving lobster rolls and champagne…and their first pop-up in Sydney at Entertainment Quarter in September.
It is the lushest lobster roll you will ever have and comes complete with truffle fries; there are two roll options on the menu.
American style dinner SLIMS Burgers opens in the heart of Sydney
SLIMS quality burgers have launched in Sydney and it’s worth the hype. SLIM’s is a super cute, kitsch, American-style diner (think old-school sundaes and milkshakes) right in the heart of Sydney. The key focus is they don’t have freezers so everything is made fabulously fresh – Angus beef, grilled onion, cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, and a ‘secret’ Slim’s sauce – You have to try! Plus everything is under 10 bucks (cheaper than Maccas!)
ESQ Bar & Dining launches in Sydney’s CBD Opens Its Doors
Set behind a hidden entrance, ESQ will transport diners back in time to the prohibition era with vintage styling, smooth jazz, swing bands, custom-made cocktails and a speakeasy-inspired menu. “The vibe of ESQ will be true to the 1920’s – full of illicit fun, live music, a six o’clock swill, a menu of contemporary classics, prohibition-style cocktails and a wine list laden with the big hearty reds – all hidden behind the secret entrance.” -Venue Manager, Gabriel Chilas
ROY CHOI JOINS EPIC WORLD CLASS COCKTAIL FESTIVAL LINE-UP
This month, Sydney will transform into a vibrant hotspot for the highly anticipated return of World Class Cocktail Festival with international chef, LA legend and pioneer of the global food truck movement, Roy Choi joining the major festival line-up as part of the Don Julio Food Truck Fiesta.
Aperitivo Fridays at Alibi
Every Friday at Alibi celebrate Aperitico Hour. Taking place from 4-6pm each week, the menu includes aperitivo classics like the Aperol Spritz and Americano, a ‘negroni hour’ menu, and Zero Proof offerings.
Elegant cocktail bar Alice is set to open in Sydney’s CBD.
Alice is located on the basement level in the heritage-listed, former bond stores at 16 Argyle Street. The newly renovated, indulgent space is warm, fanciful, flirtatious and filled with feminine energy. Channelling vintage glamour, Alice delivers an advanced cocktail program, elevated bar menu and exemplary service culture. The approach to drink-making is serious and advanced yet sprinkled with fun.
Rumble opens at The Star Sydney
Dedicated to celebrating the four classic flavours that permeate Southeast Asian culinary culture – sweet, salty, spicy, and sour, Rumble is now open at The Star Sydney. Taking inspiration from both the dishes served street-side during Head Chef Benjamin Tan’s childhood and his experience in modern kitchens across Asia, Rumble offers an impressive rendition of nostalgic, authentic flavours reminiscent of travels through Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, with an unexpected, progressive twist.
Morris Releases Smoked Muscat Whisky
Morris Whisky has just released its latest offering, a limited-edition Smoked Muscat Whisky. The new liquid pushes the boundaries of Australian cask innovation; the barrel charring process successfully carries the complexity of heavily charred oak flavours from barrel to bottle. The result is a whisky boasting dry-biscuit maltiness, rich luscious raisin fruits, soft wood-aged characters and a lingering smokiness.
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