OK, so January didn’t exactly bring its weather a-game so it’s up to February to make up for the sun not playing nice. Thankfully there’s enough foodie awesomeness planned for Feb to get you off the couch and enjoying the last few weeks of summer, which, even if they’re not sunny, are going to be pretty damn delicious.
Thanks to the year of the monkey we’ll be eating well this month. From February 4 – 14 head down to Pyrmont Bay Park for the Chinese New Year Lunar Markets. You’ll find treats, drinks and entertainment all in the one convenient space. Find out more here.
CNY Glass Brassiere at Hilton
Prepare you buds for some serious dining at Glass Brassiere for Chinese New Year with a specially designed four-course menu available Feb 7 – 13. Featuring ingredients that are just a little bit fancy (lobster, Moreton Bay Bug and Wagyu) all with a Chinese twist, and all ready to be paired with premium Penfolds wines. Click here to book.
Rum Cha at Luis Tans
As if Sundays aren’t already unofficial Bloody Mary days, now you can throw one back with some Rum Cha. A combination of traditional Chinese Yum Cha and Latin American flavour (yep, you’ve got our attention) this share plate is made to enjoy with one, or a few, of their signature rum cocktails. Click here to book.
Lotus x Black Star Pastry Dessert Degustation
If you’re not bikini ready yet, let’s face it, it’s probably not going to happen this summer. Rather than let this little fact get you down, get on down to Lotus for their dessert degustation with the folks at Black Star Pastry. With desserts that could easily be confused with art, this Instaworthy feast can be washed down with perfectly paired wines. Sign us up! Click here to book.
Silvereye and Urbane Vegan Dinner
Vegan friends and general lovers of good food this one’s for you. Head chef Sam Miller and Alejandro Cancino of Urbane in Brisbane are joining forces to bring you the answer to all your vegan dreams on February 23. For $150pp you’ll feast on six snacks, followed by six savoury dishes and finished off with three desserts. Add in an extra $90 for matching wines or $65 for matching juices. Click here to book.
Cured & Cultured at Bennelong
Sydney Opera House
If there’s one thing we love it’s a fresh take on an old favourite and Peter Gilmore is delivering this February with his delish take on the lobster roll for Lunar New Year. We’re talking a brioche bun (is there really any other kind?) paired with sustainably caught lobster, charred pickled cucumber, fermented chilli aioli and green goddess sauce made from spring onions, garlic chives, and ginger. Wash it down with the rummy magic that is their Monkey See, Monkey Do cocktail and finish it all off with a fortune cookie. Click here to book.
Pepe Saya Easter Pop Up @ Bitton
Sydney, get ready, a butter pop up store is coming! Pepe Saya is taking up residence at Bitton in Alexandria for a four-week Easter activation starting on February 23 giving you the chance to try and buy ALL the butters. From the traditional salted and unsalted to seaweed and smoked, you can get your butter fix seven days a week with Chef David Bitton cooking up a butter inspired daily menu and from March 1 weekly three course dinners. Click here to book
Looking for more new food to try? Check out our verdict on Bovine and Swine Barbecue Co.
Image credit: Nikki To, Cured & Cultured at Bennelong