Winter is here but that doesn't mean you have to forgo all outings for your electric blanket. There are some amazing food events coming up in June and we think you should drag yourself out of the house for at least one of them. Yes, we’ve found things to do in Sydney that don’t involve Netflix and throw rugs!
Celebrate Gin With Archie Rose & Chiswick At The Gallery
When: Tuesday 21st June
Where: Chiswick at the Gallery
Cost: $150 per person
Get Your Wine On At Game Of Rhones
Okay, we know Mondays are Game of Thrones night but set your calendars for Sunday 19th June and head down to Carriageworks for the wine event of the year. That’s right—Game of Rhones will return to Sydney to bring us the best that Westeros (Aussie and NZ Wineries) has to offer. With over 100 wines to taste test and food to rival the Purple Wedding feast, this will be one delicious event. Head home with your complimentary wine glass (we’ve been told it's the biggest ever) and curl up on the couch ready for Monday night.
When: Sunday 19th June
Where: Blacksmiths Workshop, Carriageworks
Cost: $60 GA, $85 Royal Pass
Eat For A Good Cause At Variety of Chefs
Sensational food and good music is enough to get us to go anywhere, but throw in the fact that it’s for a good cause and we’re all about it. Variety of Chefs brings together world class chefs to deliver what promises to be a meal to remember (or just brag about for a week or two). With canapes on arrival from wholefoods Jedi Max Valcorza (of Sadhana Kitchen fame) and mains from La Luna’s meat expert Adrian Richardson and Michael Moore of O Bar and Dining, you’ll be eating well and doing good at this event.
When: Saturday 4th June
Where: Australian Technology Park
Cost: $275 per person
Explore Italy With Capriccio Osteria’s Regional Dinners
Leichhardt’s darling Capriccio Osteria has announced a series of regional dinners to bring the best of Italy to Sydney. June will see Sardinia brought alive in the Inner West with special Guest Host Stefano Atzeni from wine importers Chent’annos guiding you through a five-course menu with matching wines. We wouldn’t want to miss out on this night, especially since we heard a rumour there would be suckling pig *drool*, so make sure you book now!
When: Tuesday 7th June
Where: Capriccio Osteria & Bar, Leichhardt
Cost: $65 per person
Cure Those Chocolate Cravings At Sweet Addiction
Winter is coming, and we all know the best way to cure a cold is with chocolate. If you manage to drag yourself out of bed any time this winter don’t miss out on this new exhibition in Sydney’s newest attraction, Sweet Addiction. The Calyx at Royal Botanic Gardens will be showcasing the botanic history of chocolate. Celebrate the June long weekend and the 200th birthday of the Royal Botanic Gardens with special events including a Lindt chocolate demonstration. The exhibition, featuring the southern hemisphere’s largest green wall arranged to as the Mayan God of Chocolate and a chocolate box, will run all the way till next April.
When: 11th June 2016 - April 2017
Where: The Calyx, Royal Botanic Gardens
Cost: Adults: $17.50 Children: $9.50
Charing Cross’ Gourmet Dinner Session
Charing Cross Hotel in Waverley are bringing back their Gourmet Dinner Sessions and June will see Chef Steve Scott pairing with Ross Jurisich (co-founder of Stone & Wood Brewery) to bring you four delicious courses. Featuring paroo kangaroo, bush tomato and munyeroo, this is the perfect opportunity to test out some natives that you might not have heard of. Paired with a selection of Stone and Wood Brewery brews, this dinner should not be missed. Spots are limited though so get in quick!
When: Wednesday 8th June
Where: Charing Cross Hotel, Waverley
Cost: $75 including 5 middies of Stone & Wood
Mekong's Feast For The Senses Banquet Dinner
Kensington Street’s newest dining sensation is bringing the authentic flavours of the Indochine to Chippendale. For one night only, experience the aromas and spices of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Burma and Thailand in a banquet feast of entrees, share plates and desserts. Paired with a selection of Teusner wines, you’ll get to try a little of everything including the famous “Grandma in the Garden” curry and squid ink dumplings. Mekong is food for the soul and this is the perfect chance to try it all—we won’t be missing it.
When: Thursday 2nd June
Where: Mekong, Kensington Street
Cost: $75 per person
Guillaume Brahimi At The Collaroy Hotel
Guillaume Brahimi brings recipes from his Food For Family book to The Collaroy Hotel for a special event this June. A cooking demonstration, followed by a three-course meal will showcase some of Brahimi’s best recipes including duck ragout and chocolate and dulce de leche tart *drool*. What could be better than one of Sydney’s favourite chefs serving up his favourite dishes at one of the best venues on the Northern Beaches?
When: Sunday 5th June
Where: The Collaroy Hotel
Cost: $150 including a signed copy of “Food for Family” to take home
An Armagnac Dinner At Bistrot Gavroche
Bistrot Gavroche are hosting a private dinner with Marc Darroze from the world-class Darroze Armagnac this June. We suggest you buy those tickets quick as these will sell out faster than you can say Armagnac (there are only 12 spots at the table!). The rare opportunity to be personally guided through some of the best brandies France has to offer, paired with a traditional French six course menu will make for an unforgettable evening.
When: Thursday 2nd June
Where: Bistrot Gavroche
Cost: $180 per person
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Image credit: Mekong