Food & Drink

You And Three Mates Could Win An Unforgettable Starward Whisky Dining Experience

By Anna May
25th Mar 2022

The cooler months just got a whole lot hotter, because the legends at Starward are (quite literally) bringing whisky to the dinner table with The Starward Table: a series of whisky-infused dining experiences at some of Melbourne’s most iconic restaurants. And we’re giving you the chance to win one. 

If you’re iffy about food and whisky, don’t be. Whisky and sashimi go together like RuPaul and Drag, like mac and cheese, like Ross and Rachel on a good day. The very smooth Starward Two-Fold is food-friendly and always a whole lot of fun at a dinner party (enjoy responsibly, friends). So get ready to cruise through a series of dishes featuring incredible Asian-inspired fare with carefully curated whisky accompaniments while swapping stories about the good old days. Then remember these are the good old days. 

There are just three of these coveted dinners across three months with a different menu at each restaurant with each course paired perfectly with a bespoke Starward Whisky cocktail—plus some other surprises in store. 

Hawker Hall 

Friday, 24 June

Hawker Hall is serving Singapore chilli, drunken style crab meat dip with fried mantou, next up is the crispy garlic, coke and whisky, sticky pork ribs before rounding out the night with sticky date pudding topped with whisky infused cocktail caramel. Drool. 

Yakimono

Friday, 27 May (Competition Now Closed)

At Yakimono, you’ll be treated to whisky cured salmon with tozasu, and pink grapefruit. Whisky barrel smoky miso salmon with sesame sunflower cream, and dashi choy sum; before rounding out the night with the Tokyo Banana chiffon cake with Starward whisky jelly, banana marshmallow, custard and dark chocolate ice cream. 

Chin Chin 

Friday, 29 April (Competition Now Closed)

Chin Chin will be plating up wok-tossed Cloudy Bay Clams with red chilli, snake beans, Starward Whisky and house-made beef jerky. Course two features Starward Whisky drunken chicken breast with snow peas, cherry tomatoes and yellow bean dressing. Next up is baby back pork ribs with Starward Whisky, garlic and white pepper, pickled cucumber, lime and lilybud and finally, you’ll fill up on coconut sago, Starward Whisky ice cream, spiced pineapple caramel and puffed rice.

But how do you win? Here’s the rub: there are three tables of four up for grabs, one per month. To enter, take this fun quiz and you'll go into the draw to win a $1,000 dining package for you and three of your mates.

Can’t wait to win a seat at The Starward Table? Love it. These dishes are available as standalone menu items and Starward cocktails for you to try at Chin Chin in April, Yakimono in May or Hawker Hall in June. Simply book a table now for an unforgettable whisky-packed evening.

Just like Starward Whisky’s hometown, Melbourne Australia, their whiskies are totally unique and hit different. Crafted from local ingredients and matured in barrels from the famed Australian wine industry, these smooth brews are the epitome of our distinctly Australian spirit. 

VIC residents 18+ only who can take prize on dates specified.
Entry Periods:
Chin Chin Melb: 12.01am AEDT 23/3/22 - 11.59pm AEST 21/4/22 (draw 22/4/22).
Yakimono: 12.01am AEST 22/4/22 - 11.59pm AEST 19/5/22 (draw 20/5/22).
Hawker Hall: 12.01am AEST 20/5/22 - 11.59pm AEST 16/06/22 (draw 17/6/22)

During relevant venue's entry period, scan QR code on artwork in venue or visit https://starwardwhisky.typeform.com/taste-quiz-vic (as relevant) and fill out entry form incl. taking Whisky and Dine quiz to enter the draw for that venue. 3 draws. All draws at 12pm (AEST), Lvl 13, 447 Collins St, Melb Vic 3000. Each prize - an infused dining and cocktail experience for 4 adults (valued $1k) at same venue you entered and won, approx. 1 week after draw (exact date as specified by Promoter). Must claim prize on dates specified. Winners told by email. Opt in to get future marketing from Promoter. See websites for full conditions incl. privacy statement. Promoter: New World Whisky Distillery Pty Ltd (ABN 603 892 888).

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