People always say this time of year can be the most depressing in Sydney, and we would have to disagree. This week in Sydney there is a whole lot going on, mostly to do with wine and great food so we’re not complaining. From a pop-up restaurant inspired by a childhood classic to Burgundy wine tastings to manicures and martinis at a pub, there’s a little something for everyone!
A BFG Pop-Up Restaurant
In celebration of The BFG coming to cinemas, KOI Dessert Bar is transforming itself into a pop-up restaurant, called Rotsome, inspired by this childhood favourite. The Gobblefunk menu of three courses promises to stimulate the senses and create an immersive BFG experience by being deliciously disgusting! To be eligible for this wonderful experience, all adults (or giants) must be accompanied by a small human (chidlers) over the age of six. It’s on a first-come first-served basis, so make sure you get there in time to score yourself a table!
Where: KOI Dessert Bar, Chippendale
When: Please note the date of this event has change to Monday 4th July, from 1pm to 6pm
Beasts Of Burgundy At The Winery
Do you love burgundy just as much as award-winning sommeliers Chris Morrison and Josh Dunne do? Well this Tuesday and Wednesday, they will be doing tastings of Burgundy in Australia at The Winery! For just $30 you can sample five wines from some of the world’s most sought after winemakers and regions. If you’re one who likes to enjoy your wine with a long dinner, on the Wednesday night from 6.30pm they are putting on a four course Burgundian feast with matched wines. Head online to book now!
What: Beasts of Burgundy
Where: The Winery, Surry Hills
When: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th June
Cost: $30 for the tasting and $130 for dinner
Martinis and Manicures at The Royal
Are you in need of a super girly experience with your girlfriends? The Royal in Leichhardt is serving martinis AND manicures for just $25 this Wednesday. Getting your nails done in a pub could be a whole new experience, but getting it done with a martini by your side, you know it’s going to be a fabulous one. Bookings are essential so head online to book your spot!
What: Martinis and Manicures
Where: The Royal, Leichhardt
When: Wednesday 29th June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Cost: $25 (one martini and a manicure)
Travis Earth Wine Dinner at Nomad
Nomad in Surry Hills is hosting a dinner in honour of Travis O’Callaghan and his incredible Travis Earth Wines. Because he is known as “The Hermit Winemaker”, his right hand woman will be there to take you through his wines of the Barossa Valley. Travis’s wines will be matched to five courses of deliciousness. To give you a taste, there will be Moreton Bay bugs with chilli burnt butter matched with a Semillon Viognier. Yep, we’ll see you there. Head online to book now.
What: Travis Earth Wine Dinner
Where: Nomad, Surry Hills
When: Tuesday 28th June at 6.30pm
Vermouth Hour At Since I Left You
We love happy hours here in Sydney and we think we have found the happiest one this week! Sydney bar, Since I Left You has joined forces with Oscar 697 to present Vermouth Hour, from 5 to 7pm (so actually two very happy hours) until Thursday this week. Since I Left You offers both a straight serve option of Vermouth or an inventive cocktail. To complete this European style experience, they have designed matching tapas served complimentary with each drink! ‘The Fat Tony’ cocktail, which is a reverse of a Dirty Manhattan will be served with a Vermouth-pickled rockmelon in maple-glazed prosciutto. Umm, yum.
What: La Hora del Vermut (or Vermouth Hour)
Where: Since I Left You, CBD
When: Monday 27th to Thursday 30th from 5pm to 7pm
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Image credit: The Winery