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Five Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Alice M Davidson - 23 May 2016

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Sydney, you never seem to let us down. A tonne of restaurants are getting on the food and wine tasting train (the most delicious train of them all), so if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of experiencing this, make sure you take advantage of the events on this week! We’ve got a vegetarian dinner (featuring wines), a wine dinner (featuring, you guessed it, wines), whisky dinners (not featuring wines) and something else that’s a little bit different.

A Vegetarian Experience at Dragoncello 

Roy McVeigh, head chef at Dragoncello is putting on a very special vegetarian event not to be missed! He is creating a four course vegetarian degustation by transforming Renae Smith’s (an ex-Masterchef Australia contestant) most popular vegetarian dishes into a fine dining experience. And of course, these meals will be matched with premium wines. Head online to book a spot now! 

What: A Vegetarian Experience 
Where: Dragoncello, Surry Hills
When: 7pm, Thursday 26th May
Cost: $98 per person 

Asian Persuasion Wine Dinner

And the wine just keeps on flowing this week! Adelaide Hills Wine presents Asian Persuasion where Asian spice meets Australia cool. This dining experience will include nine dishes (yes that’s right, nine dishes!) paired with wines from the Adelaide Hills, renowned for its cooler climate varieties. If you like to think of yourself as a master of wine, this event will allow you to discover wines with amazing versatility and you will even dine with winemakers from some of the region’s most known brands. Go to their website to get a ticket now! 

What: Adelaide Hills Wine presents Asian Persuasion 
Where: China Lane 
When: 6.30pm, Tuesday 24th May 
Cost: $120 per person 

World Whisky Day at The Cut Bar & Grill 

We know World Whisky Day was last Saturday, but why not keep the celebrations going? The Cut Bar & Grill is hosting an intimate whisky dinner with Glenmorangie Whisky Ambassador, Garth Foster. They will be putting on a four-course dinner with matching whiskies, in their New York inspired venue. Imagine, cheese and bacon croquettes, slow cooked rib roast served with cocktails featuring the original Glenmorangie. And to top it all off, ‘The Snickers’ for dessert. Are you already drooling? Head to their website to reserve your spot now. 

What: World Whisky Day Dinner
Where: The Cut Bar & Grill 
When: 6pm, Tuesday 24th May
Cost: $160 per person 

POP Innovation 

Are you someone who has all these great ideas but don’t know how to follow them through? Then this Pop Innovation Workshop put on by the Innovators Club, will allow you to work through a problem in teams and work towards a solution. It is all about innovating by sharing ideas, acting in an under-pressure situation and thinking outside the box. This workshop is for everyone, whether you’re a professional inventor, or an innovation-rookie, the more diverse the group the better. There are only a limited amount of spots, so reserve your place here

What: Pop Innovation Workshop 
Where: Aeona 
When: 6.30pm, Thursday 26th May 
Cost: Free 

Paddock to Plate dinner at Pei Modern 

Pei Modern is continuing its Paddock to Plate series, this week hosting its third dinner, Ocean to Plate. Chefs, Mark Best and Joachim Borenius, are using sustainable local seafood and seasonal produce to create a four-course meal paired with Fishtales and McWilliam’s Wines. The local seafood includes Fraser Isle Spanner Crab, Kinkawooka Shellfish and Mt Cook Alpine Salmon that have been turned into scrumptious dishes. If you’re obsessed with seafood as much as we are, then you won’t want to miss this. Go on their website to check out the full menu and book a spot!  

What: Paddock to Plate
Where: Pei Modern
When: 6.30pm, Thursday 26th May 
Cost: $95 per person 

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Image credit: Lisa Brooke at Dragoncello

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