Weekend who? With an Italian festival, the key to sake suave and a wickedly sinister comedy night, well hot damn your week is looking mighty fine. So open up the diaries and, dare we say, pencil these in with a permanent marker, because you’re going to want to make sure you get around to these five awesome things to do in Sydney this week.
AboutLife Superfood Spring Feast at The Winery
Longtime neighbours, The Winery and AboutLife are proof that you can get along with the folks next-door. Coming together with a Superfood Spring Feast, embrace the warmer nights with a delicious three course affair for just $45 a person. And if you’re in the mood for a Tuesday evening tipple, matching organic wines will only set you back $15. A date night that’s sure to impress, spots are filling up fast so be sure to book.
When: Tuesday 20th October
Little Fish Bar’s Sake and Suits pop-up bar
If you find yourself asking WWHSD, (that’s what would Harvey Spector do) we’ve got the answer—he’d be bringing the suave and charm to this Pyrmont watering hole. Throughout October all the way through till November, Little Fish Bar is hosting a pop-up bar with a collection of sakes curated by Flying Fish sommelier Paolo Saccone. At just $45, you’ll be treated to a hand-selected Sake Flight of three sakes with matching canapés. Add to that an unbeatable view of the harbour and it’s the perfect way to unwind or plan your next office takeover. More details here.
When: 19th October – 15th November
Q Station Boilerhouse Restaurant’s ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’ dinner
Who needs the DeLorean when Boilerhouse Restaurant is doing a darn delicious job of traversing time? As part of Good Food Month, Chef Matt Kemp is providing a Victorian era experience with his ‘Rich Man, Poor Man’ six course dinner. Complete with matching wines, interactive cooking demonstrations and a little bit of historical role-play (*wink wink*), this tasty trip into the Quarantine Station’s history is proof that sometimes it’s okay to not let bygones be bygones. Tickets are $125 and bookings are a must.
When: Friday 23rd October
La Dolce Pool Club at ivy
A bit of a Sydney institution, the ivy Pool Club is embracing the sweet life and trading its LA glitz for a five-day Italian festival in celebration of its recent facelift. Renamed La Dolce Pool Club, the week starts off a little romantic with a date night so smooth, Sinatra would be proud. Mid-week things get a little Mumbo Italiano with a partnership with nearby one-hatted restaurant, Uccello all in the lead up to a very special poolside BBQ feast on Friday with some of Sydney’s finest chefs manning the grill. For most of the events entry is free, so all that’s left to say is buon appetito!
When: Monday 19th October – Friday 23rd October
Monthly Comedy Night at Papa Gede's
Hidden away from the public eye, Papa Gede’s voodoo-inspired cocktail bar is the perfect place to sell your soul for some wicked humour with a side of absinthe if you dare. Summoning a line-up featuring the likes of Michael Workman (MICF Best Newcomer), Bart Freebairn (Good News Week) and Jen Carnovale (triple j), Comedy Night at Papa Gede’s will probably be the most enjoyable abs workout you’ll ever had. Tickets are just $10 but we recommend heading down early (it starts at 7:30pm) to avoid missing out.
When: Tuesday 20th October
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