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Five Awesome Things To Do In Sydney This Week

By Amy McCann - 04 Jul 2016

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Sydneysiders, we know you’re struggling. As a city by the beach, we can never be ready enough for the chill. However, Sydney doesn’t stop moving just because winter has come (we’re probably going to be making this joke until next season GoT, btw). Sydney knows that, in the absence of a warm fireplace, there is nothing better than a little glass of something to get you through the winter. Pile on the layers people, ‘cause Sydney is ready to warm you from the inside out at these awesome events. 

The Battle Of Grape Vs Grain At The Public Cammeray

So, we’ve all had that argument with a friend where one is strongly on the side of beer and the other is all about the wine. In the end, you just agree to disagree and move on to who has to get the next round. The Public Cammeray have the answer once and for all... and it’s to combine the two for an epically delicious degustation. That’s right, head chef, James Featherstone has created a menu that perfectly complements the McLaren Vale faves Richard Hamilton Wines and Vale Brewing Beers. As the girl on the taco ad says…¿porque no los dos?

Where: The Public, Cammeray
When: Tuesday July 5th 2016 at 7.00pm
Cost: $100. Book here

Déjà Vu Sake Co Dinner At Sake Restaurant

Sake Restaurant have some of Japan’s top Sake producers bringing the best they’ve got to an intimate dinner in Sydney. A carefully selected five course menu will accompany Sake selections from all over Japan, brought by the Deja Vu Sake Co. With the likes of Yoshinogawa, a 450 year old, 19th generation, family Sake brewery from Nagaoka, this is going to be one helluva night. 

Where: Sake, The Rocks
When: Tuesday July 5th at 6:30pm
Cost: $180. Book here

Scotch Whisky Tasting At ARIA

This is one to warm your soul. ARIA Sydney and, expert on all things whisky, Franz Scheurer, have combined to bring you the best Scotland has to offer. Franz has actually spoken at the International Whiskey convention, so we’re pretty sure there is no one better to guide you through the most robust aged whiskies that will warm everything from your head to your toes. A matching five course menu by Head Chef Ben Turner means that the whiskey won’t go to your head quite so quickly and accompanies each whiskey perfectly. This is not to be missed. 

Where: ARIA Sydney
When: Wednesday July 6th at 6.30pm
Cost: $285, Book here.  

Lowe Wines Dinner At The Gantry

If that wine weekend with the girls is just a little out of reach, why not try for the next best thing? The Gantry are hosting Mudgee winery Lowe Wines http://www.lowewine.com.au/ for an incredible five course degustation showcasing some of the finest that this organic, small batch winery has to offer. A sneak-peek at the menu reveals some real delights including a dessert that includes chocolate, chestnut, cognac, and milk so we’re thinking the meal is going to be just as exciting as the wines. You might even get a chance to meet David Lowe himself. Places are limited though so get in quick!

Where: The Gantry, Walsh Bay
When: Wednesday July 6th at 6.30pm
Cost: $150. Book here

The Great British Shake Off At Kensington Street Social

If you’re not about the wine or whiskey, this event might be the one for you. For one night only, Global Angostura Rum Champion 2014 and proud Aussie, Mike Tomasic will face off against Global Gin Connoisseur 2013 and Mancunian (that’s someone from Manchester, if you didn’t know), Jamie Jones in The Great British Shake Off. This basically just means that you’re going to get some of the best pun-driven cocktails of your life. In the absence of Maggie Beer or Mary Berry to judge (Bake Off is a guilty pleasure, okay?), it will be up to you to decide who takes out the crown in this age-old rivalry at Kensington Street Social.

Where: Kensington Street Social 
When: Thursday July 7th 
Cost: Just the cost of your cocktails... We suggest booking a table though. 

Looking for more things to do in Sydney? Check out these food events to book in July

Image credit: ARIA Sydney

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